By Kelly Frey, VP Product Marketing, Telogis
It’s human nature – when we’ve been doing something the same way, day after day, year after year, it becomes a blind spot. We don’t stop to think about it unless something forces us to.
That’s what’s happened when the new ELD mandate was announced, requiring mandatory adoption of electronic logging devices for hours of service (HOS) by December 18, 2017.
We have time to reach compliance – but there are significant advantages to jumping into the new technology sooner rather than later. Along with the HOS going digital, it’s time to rethink paper-based driver vehicle inspection forms (DVIRs) as well.
A daily chore for millions of commercial vehicle drivers, filling in DVIR slips by hand as part of their pre or post-trip inspection is just one of those compliance tasks that we didn’t argue about. The legislation demanded it and we just got it done.