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July 2017 ISSUE 168

—SERVING ALL OF ONTARIO—

Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)

Switchboard Electronic Logging Device & Satellite GPS

BY MAREK KRASUSKI

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t’s a relatively inoffensive and short word bandied about in trucking circles, but mention the word ELDs (Electronic Logging Devices) and the reaction is swift and striking. Many drivers I spoke with cringe at the name and what it represents. “We’re already regulated enough, but with ELDs coming down the pipe that’s enough to push a lot of drivers over the edge and find work elsewhere,” complained one driver. His sentiments echo in the comments of others who have similar misgivings. Seasoned drivers well versed in the ways of the trucking world feel they can function better on their own without the intrusion of yet another electronic device monitoring their every move. Loss of autonomy is a concern for them. Older drivers, perhaps more reluctant to adapt to changing technology, and the feeling of not being able to control their daily activities, feed into this visceral resistance toward ELDs. So why all the fuss? Proponents remind users that ELDs are electronic solutions that make easier and more accurate the recording of Hours of Service (HOS) and Record of Duty Status (RODS). Grant Conrad from CompliancyPlus+ ELD Administrative Services describes ELD >> PAGE 4

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