November 17, 2015
A federal rule requiring truck operators to use electronic logging devices to keep records of duty status is scheduled to take effect December 16, 2017, giving carriers and drivers a two-year window to comply with the new requirements. Drivers will no longer be required to keep and maintain paper logs, but must maintain supporting documentation to submit to their carrier. If they are owner-operators, they must keep the supporting documentation on file. The rule requires drivers currently required to keep paper logs to use electronic logging devices (ELD's), with a few exceptions. The mandate will not apply to drivers of vehicles built before the year 2000. Xtreme has been planning for this requirement and is prepared to be in full compliance by December 2017.