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Easing ELD headaches for drivers

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Jason Morgan is the content director of Fleet Equipment.

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The ELD mandate and the recently enacted out-of-service enforcement can mean big headaches for fleets and drivers. Having a shored up ELD solution can help you retain drivers by giving them the confidence that the ELD system they’re provided with will stand up to a road-side inspection.

“Compliance and safety and security are by far the tenants of most interest to drivers,” said Tony Forrest, Omnitracs’ director of product management. “After filling out paper logs for many years, drivers experiencing the RODS generated automatically by the Omnitracs ELD will never want to go back to filling out paper logs. We collect and provide drivers with a full view of all their clocks. We can also warn and remind drivers when they have to take a 30-minute rest break and when they come close to running out of driving time. All of this is intended to not just monitor compliance but to assist the driver stay and help her stay compliant.”

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Forrest also pointed to features such as Omnitracs Navigation, which can help plot a course to ensure the driver stays within roads designated for their specific weigh classification as well as making sure all bridges encountered can be cleared by the truck and trailer.

“Knowing where you are going and how you are getting there helps drivers stay safe as well,” he said.

RELATED: Click here to read our in-depth story on automatic and automated manual transmissions and their role in driver retention.

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