Many drivers have been asking, “When will electronic logbooks be mandatory?”
Asking “When will electronic logbooks be mandatory” might be the wrong question altogether. Remember that your competitors are always trying to one-up you. The savvy ones have already made the switch. Delaying the changeover only gives them an added advantage. That’s just not a smart way for you to do business.
But since you asked, here’s the simple answer to the question: December 17, 2017.
A better answer is, “as soon as possible, if you want to enjoy a better quality of life.” Electronic logbooks will free you from the hassle of doing needless paperwork for no money. When we say “needless,” we mean that the technology to track miles electronically has existed for a while. It’s just now beginning to benefit the trucking industry.
Trucking has always been a highly regulated industry and for good reason. In fact, today’s regulatory environment is nothing compared to the rules that truckers had to deal with back in the day. Ask anyone who remembers what things were like before Uncle Sam relaxed the rules in the 1970s. Today’s professional drivers have more opportunities to call their own shots than ever before. Electronic logbooks will have no effect on this aspect of the industry.
To sum it all up, the best answer to the question, “when will electronic logbooks be mandatory?” is “as soon as TruckingOffice has its ELD out.”
Yes, we’re producing an ELD because we think that truckers deserve more than whatever some junior programmer is coming up with in a corporation that gets its only shipping via email. We’ve got truckers testing this now and look to have our ELD on the market soon. You will be confident that we’ve got the bare minimum that the government requires – no extras that will cost you extra.
While we’re talking about technology, we should mention that TruckingOffice trucking management software has all the features you need to make more money for less effort. You can use our software for a free trial and see how good it is for yourself. If at the end of that time, you don’t agree with this, then just walk away. You’re never under any obligation to spend a dime. It’s as simple as that.