An electronic logbook, also called an “elog,” automatically captures data on driver status that previously drivers reported manually on their paper RODS. The electronic logging takes place automatically using a connected IoT device that ties into the vehicle.
What qualifies a trucks as e log exempt?
An electronic logging device (ELD) unit requires an engine control module (ECM). However, most engines manufactured before 2000 lack an ECM. Therefore, if a commercial motor vehicle’s engine was manufactured in 2000 or earlier, that vehicle is exempt from being required to use an ELD.
Is electronic logs mandatory?
A historic mandate for electronic logs is bringing trucker work-rule compliance into the 21st century. The change comes more than 29 years after IIHS first petitioned for it.
Electronic log mandate is finally on the books.
|1971||Federal legislation introduced to require all trucks and buses to be equipped with tachographs|
|1986||IIHS petitions FHWA for mandate|
What are the new Elog rules?
One off-duty period (whether in or out of the sleeper berth) is at least 2 hours long, and. The other involves at least 7 consecutive hours in the sleeper berth. Both periods added together must equal at least 10 hours. When paired, neither time period counts against the 14-hour driving window.