VPC Freight Solutions Adds Electronic Logging Devices to its Trucks
PHOENIX, AZ - VPC Freight Solutions has announced that its truck fleet is now equipped with Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs). This comes ahead of the time when these devices will be required for all trucks by the US Department of Transportation in the second half of 2016.
“E-logs are now an essential piece of technology that will be mandated to be in all commercial trucks in the near future,” says Steve Day, Sales Manager for VPC Freight Solutions. “With the integration of E-logs to our fleet, we will chauffeur in a new era of safety and it will assist in driver and company accountability. Think of E-logs not just as electronic log books, but also they function as a GPS, navigation, and email. Essentially a small office located inside the cab of a truck, ready to transmit pertinent information.”
According to a press release, ELDs installed in interstate commercial trucks will help ensure compliance with safety rules that govern the number of hours a driver can work. The early transition to E-logs will also allow VPC Freight Solutions to remain competitive and maintain its premium customer service.
The USDOT law has four basic parts, VPC Freight Solutions reports:
- The requirement to use ELDs
- Protections against driver harassment
- Hardware specifications for the devices
- Hours-of-service related supporting documents drivers must continue to carry after the mandate
“It was a priority to get these systems in our trucks and have our drivers fully trained prior to the law going into effect,” said Daniel Holmes, General Manager for VPC Freight Solutions.
Holmes also sees improved productivity as an advantage of these new systems, he says, as well as helping the company to manage its business costs.