The trucking industry is vital to the global supply chain, transporting goods across long distances and connecting shippers to consumers. To make sure that this industry operates efficiently and effectively, regulations and systems have been established to manage trucking fleets, including the International Registration Plan (IRP).
In recent weeks we’ve all seen ELDs being added to the FMCSA’s revoked list. They seem to be dropping like flies under the new scrutiny of compliance issues that the FMCSA has undertaken. So how does this happen, and how can you tell if your ELD provider is at risk of being revoked?
Over the years, as trucks have become more sophisticated, so have their onboard communication systems. The Controller Area Network (CAN) bus monitors and controls almost every aspect of a truck today form motoring the firing temperatures of each piston on the engine to telling if the seat belt is plugged in.
What is the ELD short-haul exemption?
The short-haul exemption is designed for drivers with a local route who work regular hours and return home every night. The rule allows these drivers and their carriers to avoid certain Hours of Service requirements as well as the ELD requirements set in the FMCSA's ELD mandate.
Truck drivers have been using records of duty status (RODS) for over eighty years now. In the past, drivers would fill out a physical logbook for their RODS. But nowadays this is done with an electronic logbook since it can keep better track of your data and hours-of-service (HOS) rules.