The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to release a rule stating that truck drivers will be required to use electronic logs to keep driving records. Here's more. 

 

Since truck drivers now are required only to keep logs of their driving hours on paper, critics say it's easy to change the logs or keep two sets of records to evade restrictions on hours. Enter technology.

According to WIFR TV-23, "The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration plans to release a rule as early as today, stating that truck drives will be required to use electronic logs to keep driving records".

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Efforts to require electronic logs for truck drivers has been tried for more than twenty five years. Since my father was a truck driver for decades, I have always heard through him that drivers have always been opposed to the system, especially by drivers who own their trucks.

The main point of the system is to make sure drivers stay awake and are safe on highways.

The regulation will no doubt be addressed and a topic of discussion for months to follow once the bill is released nationally this week.