FMCSA Rules on Electronic Logbooks

By | Motor Vehicle Accidents

In an effort to curb truck accidents, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is going to require nearly 5,700 interstate truck and bus companies to use new electronic tracking of service hours for each driver. Commercial carriers are required to closely track their drivers’ hours of service for safety reasons. Drivers must avoid fatigue by limiting their hours and taking mandated rest periods. Drivers have traditionally maintained their own manual logbooks or used older, less advanced electronic tracking devices. The FMCSA, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, aims to reduce safety violations and fraudulent records by moving toward…

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