Many drivers are unsure about the ins and outs of the hours of service rules. There are HOS rules for passenger carrying vehicles, property carrying vehicles, local drivers and all of the rules are a little different from each other.
After years of slow implementation, the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) mandate by the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) started strict enforcement April 2018.
John hauls corn and soybeans and can't imagine doing anything else. Although the work is tedious and exhausting, he's motivated to find something for his company that will help streamline some of the work so he and his team can be more productive.
Jim is a fleet owner and has a few trucks. When the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate initially began his drivers had a difficult time with it, and so did he. He constantly got calls at all hours from drivers who couldn't connect to devices, drivers who could not edit incorrect statuses, and not being able to get support from his new provider. All of these inconveniences distracted him from doing his regular tasks and caused an overall bad experience for him and his company.