As you may have heard, drivers are now required by law to track their hours on the road using an electronic logging device (ELD). This device is intended to keep drivers from being overworked and overtired while driving. At PreOwned, we care about the safety of our drivers and are determined to be in compliance with these regulations. We realize, however, that they may have consequences for our company and our valued customers.
New Federal Safety Requirements are in Place
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration now requires our carrier drivers to use an electronic logging device (ELD) to record their on- or off-duty status. The mandate spells out a number of device requirements and safeguards, and it also sets limits on the number of hours drivers can work without rest.
These devices require drivers to drive no more than 10 hours a day, and then get at least 10 hours of rest. This ELD Mandate was initiated in 2015; now the Department of Transportation is requiring all fleet carriers to have these devices installed and in use by December 2017. If drivers choose to ignore these rules, they could be stopped for hours at a time or may face heavy fines.
Why PreOwned Auto Logistics Believes Strongly in Compliance with these Regulations
While we understand this may not be the most convenient option for our customers, we ask you to keep in mind that this mandate is meant to improve road safety and reduce the amount of accidents in the United States. At PreOwned, we hire experienced drivers because we care, not only about their safety but also about the safety of other drivers on the road. We know that a sleepy driver is a careless driver. That’s why we are in full support with the limits the ELD Mandate places on our drivers’ hours.
How the New Regulations May Affect You
We like to be as clear and upfront with our customers as possible. These new regulations may affect how quickly your vehicle can be shipped, and ultimately, how much the transport of your vehicle will cost.
The new regulations mean that the duration of transportation will be longer than usual. For example, the average time it takes to get from New England to Florida is roughly four to seven days. Now, the time span will approach six to ten days. Due to these delays, the cost of your order may go up.
Contact PreOwned if you Have Questions or Concerns
If you have questions about how these regulations will affect you, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our representatives will be happy to explain these requirements in detail or give you a reliable quote.