Video: Page (1) of 1 - 10/09/17 Email this story to a friend. email article Print this page (Article printing at MyDmn.com).print page facebook

Electronic logging devices to hurt drivers, economy

By Clip Syndicate
Electronic logging devices to hurt drivers, economy says trucking company

http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/view/12487/7122681 Video: Electronic logging devices to hurt drivers, economy
Electronic logging devices to hurt drivers, economy says trucking company
http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7122681?cpt=8&wpid=2637 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 23:02:41 +0000 Electronic logging devices to hurt drivers, economy Electronic logging devices to hurt drivers, economy says trucking company http://chic.clipsyndicate.com/video/playlist/12487/7122681?cpt=8&wpid=2637 WEHT investigation continues. brad-- by december most carriers and truck drivers will be required to have an electronic logging device instead of using paper logs that have been an industry standard for decades. eyewitness news amelia young spoke with a local trucking company about how this new device will affect their drivers.amelia-- the mandate was created to make driver's work safer and to make it easier to track driving records avoiding data tampering as well. but barry mcgarrh from bluegrass transport and expeditors tells me that's not the case."harley essary, 17 year driver: "they're putting too much pressure on a driver." electronic logging devices elds for short... will soon be on all thirty two trucks at this local trucking company. amelia: by the end of the year bluegrass transport and expeditors plan to have all devices geo synced with the trucks which means for drivers all they have to do is hop in, turn the key and hit the road. the device begins tracking the truck's route when it leaves the lot and within a 14 hour time frame.. it only allows for a three hour break.the government believes this is a positive changebut barry mcgarrh only sees the negative. barry (so this 14)and so in that 14 hour clock they could be pressured to just make sure they stay on the road instead of get off the road when they feel like they really could be getting sleepy and taking a break."one truck driver i spoke to agrees with him.harley essary (they're putting too) to keep up with our 14 hour rules and telling us when we can start driving and when we can stop and i'm afraid they're gonna start forcing drivers to they're gonna force us to drive and have a lot more accidents and that's my main concerngoing over break hours leaves less time to drive...which is where the pressure to not stop comes from. that's not the only negative barry sees. barry mcgarrh one third of our driver fleet is made up of retired drivers that have been retirement age from 63-70, and so that is the driving force we have saying this added amount of pressure just might force the older drivers to quit. barry this is gonna affect the economy as a whole the biggest part it's gonna change is the driver shortage. there's already a driver shortage.the change is near and drivers are unsure of what's to come. harley essary i don't know if you can prepare. you can practice you can try to be mentally prepared but i don't know if you can really be prepared for it . "amelia-- bluegrass says that if their drivers are not taking enough breaks... the device will alert them. installation will cost around twenty to thirty thousand... for their fleet of thirty two and there will be a monthly fee of fifteen hundred dollars. they will be fully implemented by




Page: 1


Related Keywords:

HOT THREADS on DMN Forums

Our Privacy Policy --- @ Copyright, 2015 Digital Media Online, All Rights Reserved