3 Benefits of an Electronic Logbook

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With the Canadian ELD Mandate deadline quickly approaching, the time to invest in an electronic logbook solution is now. Despite the impending deadline, it’s not uncommon for truck drivers to resist the idea of electronic logbooks.

It is natural for employees to be skeptical of new technology at first, especially if they view the technology as a “Big Brother.” In order to combat this mistrust of electronic logbooks, you must show your drivers the many benefits of ELDs. AssetWorks Field Service Solutions (FSS) has put together 3 benefits of electronic logbooks to keep in mind when making for the upcoming ELD Mandate.

An electronic logbook speeds up roadside inspections

Without ELDs, roadside inspections can be a tedious affair. Drivers must sort through handwritten paper driver logs and search for possible errors or hours of service violations.

With electronic logbooks, inspectors can easily view the log and search for possible violations. Since ELDs also help reduce errors or violations, you not only save valuable time, but you also save money through reduced CSA fines!

An electronic logbook reduces paperwork (and human error!)

Typically, commercial truck drivers aren’t a fan of physical paperwork. Keeping track of paper documents can become a real headache for drivers—which ultimately distracts them from the road.

An electronic logbook automates hours of service compliance processes. This automation ensures that the logs are free of error, correctly totaled and signed by the driver.

With electronic logbooks, your drivers can focus on the road instead of worrying about their paper logs.

An electronic logbook improves communication with the office

Before electronic logbooks, most organizations required check calls for drivers and dispatchers.

Effective ELD solutions provide a driver’s location on a map, so the office can check the safety and estimated time of arrival without calling the driver.

This accurate location information also helps dispute claims from shippers and receivers that a driver was delayed, when they really were not.

Soon, all commercial truck drivers with record of duty status will need an ELD solution. By implementing ELDs sooner rather than later, your organizations can expect to see these benefits and more, including:

  • A faster return-on-investment
  • Decreased driver distraction
  • More time to learn the new technology

AssetWorks Field Service Solution (FSS) provides hours of service and daily vehicle inspection functionality to make legislative compliance effortless. Combining in-vehicle electronic logbooks and in-office hours of service software, the solution handles all North American regulations, including DOT and Transport Canada.

Learn more about the powerful features of AssetWorks FSS today and how we can help you stay in compliance by scheduling a demo today.

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