5 ELD Facts

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Have you checked out our new whitepaper yet? Developed in partnership with Omnitracs, this whitepaper gives an overview of the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate, how it can apply to you, key benefits and what the future looks like for Canadian fleets.

Adoption in Canada is inevitable so it’s important to understand what this could mean for you and your fleet. Here, we focus on the key cost and safety benefits that any fleet can realize through ELD implementation:

  1. Create a culture of safety – There’s value in moving beyond standard compliance. E-Logs give safety managers the tools they need to understand all areas of compliance. Safety mangers and dispatchers can work together on loads that are within HOS requirements and drivers can be alerted when low drive or on-duty time is near.
  1. Gain visibility and efficiency – Accurately account for all aspects of the business, including on-duty and drive time. Fleet managers can see where time efficiency can be gained from current processes.
  1. Manage technology implementation – By being proactive, fleets can roll out the technology at a pace suitable for their organization, not according to a time frame established by the government. A well-paced implementation can also help alleviate resistance to change within the organization.
  1. Start building ROI immediately – ELDs will reduce paperwork, minimize crash risk, improve productivity, increase driver communication, reduce fuel costs, and provide justification for detention time charges.
  1. Save money and improve efficiency – Some of the estimated savings and efficiency improvements include:
  • Reducing paperwork burden on drivers by up to 15 minutes/day/driver1
  • Save $705/driver/year on paperwork costs1
  • Avoiding HOS violation fines that can range from $250-$11,0001

View the full whitepaper to learn more or contact our Shaw Tracking team to see how we can help you with implementation at 1-800-478-9511.

1Electronic logging devices and hours of service”, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 2016.