Grain handlers prepare for new electronic logging device regulation
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) will soon require truck drivers to replace their paper logs with electronic logging devices (ELDs). ELDs synchronize with a truck’s engine to automatically record data such as time spent on the road, miles driven, location and engine hours in real time.
“Electronic logging devices are designed to improve road safety by more accurately tracking a driver’s time behind the wheel,” says Paul Rasmussen, soybean farmer from Genoa, Ill., and Illinois Soybean Association (ISA) director. “The advanced features of ELDs can help reduce idle time, improve route planning and minimize fuel consumption and downtime, overall providing a positive return on investment.”
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