On December 18, 2017 Federal Regulators put into place a long-awaited electronic logging device or ELD Hours of Service rule that mandates motor carriers to use Electronic Logging Devices (ELD’s). This new mandate effectively replaces the complex, on-duty/ off-duty paper logs that have been in use – and often falsified – dating back to 1938. This automated technology not only brings logging records into the modern age, it allows roadside inspectors to unmask violations of federal law that put lives at risk. The FMCSA estimates ELD’s should prevent more than 1,800 crashes and 560 injuries and save 26 lives every year. The new law allows law enforcement to remove drivers from service and levy substantial fines to those companies not in compliance.
Consistent with American Integrated Services’ dedication to safety and compliance, and with the understanding that this mandate would have significant impact on our organization, the environmental transportation industry, and our customer’s expectations, American Integrated Services, Inc. has worked tirelessly over the past two years to proactively install and implement the use of Electronic Logging Devices well before the December 2017 deadline. Unlike many transporters of hazardous materials, who are just beginning the conversion process, AIS’s proactive approach has allowed our dispatch team and all drivers to adapt to the new cutting edge ELD technology.
For additional information about the ELD mandate, visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/hours-service/elds/electronic-logging-devices or contact us directly at 888.423.6060 to discuss your transportation or environmental service needs!