Electronic Logbook Research Paper

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Stacey M. Flake
Professor Natasha Summers
GEN 1113 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
18 March 2016

Electronic logbooks
Electronic log books will be mandatory for all commercial trucking vehicles. Drivers will no longer be required to complete paper logs. The reason for the electronic log books is help regulate federal hours of service. When you are running paper logs drivers have been known to run dual log books to beat the system and not have to follow the hours of service. When a driver is on the road to long they take a huge safety risk of hurting themselves and the other vehicles around them. Trucks will have ELDs installed on them to allowing the actual minutes of drive time to be recorded vs and wrote log books that are in 15 minute increments. The electronic logging device will have to be able to show 7 previous days and your current operating day. Driver vehicle inspection
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It monitors engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven, and location information” (1) On the transportation side they said “It simply makes us safer as an industry.” Chuck Hammel, president of Pittsburgh-based Pitt Ohio. (2) “First and foremost, it gives you visibility as to when the driver is moving or sitting and exactly how many hours he or she has left to drive,” Hammel explained. (2) Johnston called the rule “the most outrageous intrusion into the rights of professional truckers imaginable and will do nothing at all to improve highway safety.”
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