FMCSA ELD Mandate: Final Ruling on Electronic Logging Devices

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) recently released the final ruling on mandating electronic logbooks for commercial vehicle drivers working in the U.S. It also applies to truck and bus drivers from Mexico and Canada who cross into the U.S. and operate a commercial vehicle.

The ruling was implemented to improve highway safety by strengthening driver compliance with Hours of Service regulations that prevent fatigue. The rule not only addresses the requirement for electronic logging devices, but describes the type of supporting documents required for managing driver Hours of Service (HOS) reporting.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) estimates that, on an annual basis, 26 lives will be saved and 562 injuries prevented by reducing roadway crashes that involve commercial motor vehicles. They are also estimating that this could cost the trucking industry around $1 billion but with the reduction in paperwork, the industry could save $2.4 billion, which results in an overall savings of $1.4 billion.

Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate – Knowing and Understanding the Facts

For additional resources on the ELD Mandate, please see the links below:

ELD Customer Success Stories


New World First Bus Services Limited
Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that its customer, New World First Bus Services Limited ("NWFB") and Citybus Limited, won the "Best Public Service Application Grand Award" and "Best Public Service Application (Transformation) Gold Award" in The Hong Kong ICT Awards 2013. The award is based upon a solution for more effectively managing buses in transit and providing riders with accurate advanced notification of pending stops. The NWFB and Citybus system is based on the Descartes Telematics solution.

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