During the last few weeks since we published our All About ELD Mandate blog post we received a lot of inquiries about the exact date when will ELD Mandate take effect.
And finally the date is set by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration for the 16th December 2017.
This way they are ensuring that all drivers and companies have sufficient time to do all the necessary purchases and installation of the devices to stay compliant with the rule.
As said earlier this new rules will have a huge impact on the entire trucking industry, truck drivers and every american life.
In my opinion and calculation there will be slight retail price index increase by 1,2% due to this rule.
Simply shipping cost of goods will increase which is ultimately leading to higher retail prices.
But there is some important things all involved parties should have in mind:
Trucks built 2000 and before are not required to have ELD installed.
Electronic Logging Device Requirements
Drivers must keep maximum of 8 supporting document on truck either print or electronic version for every 24-hour period that includes on-duty time.
Supporting documents include:
FMCSA also released a set of rules when it comes to driver harassment ruling that companies are not allowed to interrupt in any way driver off duty hours and the ELDs will have an option that drivers can report that kind of violations directly to FMCSA.
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Reading the new changes mentioned above may seem like a dramatic change but the fact is that the market will provide with amazing hardware options and features that will make this implementation very easy and smooth.
Electronic Log Book companies already announced that they will provide easy to use and easy to install ELDs to make all the companies comply with the rule in easy way.
Unfortunately the cost of implementation will go on side of the trucking companies estimating the total costa for purchase and installation up to $1000 per truck.
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