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ELDs are Changing the Way Shippers Load and Unload Carriers
KNOW THE HOURS OF SERVICE (HOS) RULES TO MAKE THEM WORK TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.
Electronic logging devices (ELDs) account for every minute of a driver’s legal 14-hour work day and require:
• 30-MINUTE REST BREAK
May drive only if 8 hours or less have passed since end of driver’s last off-duty or sleeper berth period of at least 30 minutes.
• 11-HOUR DRIVING LIMIT
May drive a maximum of 11 hours after 10 consecutive hours off duty.
• 14 CONSECUTIVE HOURS
May not drive beyond the 14th consecutive hour after coming on duty, following 10 consecutive hours off duty. Off-duty time does not extend the 14-hour period.
• 60/70 HOURS
May not drive after 60/70 hours on-duty in 7/8 consecutive days.
A driver may restart a 7/8 consecutive day period after taking 34 or more consecutive hours off duty.
https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/regulations/hours-service/summary-hours-service-regulations.
To reduce potential delays in loading/unloading, and avoid wasted on-duty time:
• Educate your staff on Hours-of-Service rules.
• Create safe, legal parking at pickup and delivery.
• Communicate potential delays in loading/ unloading to your Landstar agent and
the driver.
• Be ready to load and unload when the truck arrives.
• Coordinate loading times or stagger appointments.
Help avoid potential challenges such as late deliveries, or higher overall rates due to reduced available capacity, by making minor adjustments to the pickup and delivery process.
Landstar’s unique program, Mutual Understanding of Safety Together or M.U.S.T., assists customers with safety- rst issues like loading and unloading – and that includes helping you understand what ELDs could mean to your business.
CONTACT YOUR LANDSTAR AGENT TODAY TO FIND OUT HOW WE CAN HELP!
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