Monday, January 7, 2013
EZ Logit and Milton's Bells
Milton's Bells has teamed up with a company called EzLogit.com which has created a smartphone application designed to record and track the daily activities of commercial truck drivers.
Every commercial truck driver with a commercial drivers license (CDL) is required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to track their daily driving activity. Truck drivers must record things like their starting location, the time spent driving or time spent in the sleeper berth. These requirements are designed to ensure that drivers aren't driving without taking proper rest breaks and to ultimately promote safety.
The EzLogit.com smartphone app. electronically records all of the required daily log information needed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) electronically.
Every driver operating a commercial motor vehicle must track his duty status for each 24-hour period. The driver must record the city, town or village (or truck stop, highway milepost or intersection) when reporting for work, starting to drive, on-duty but not driving or released from work.
The duty status grid must list one-hour increments including "12 noon" and "12 midnight." It must include when the driver was on duty, on duty but not driving, off duty other than in a sleeper berth, off duty in a sleeper berth, driving and on duty but not driving.
In addition to the duty status grid, the daily log form must include: date, daily miles driven, vehicle number, carrier name, driver's signature, 24-hour starting time, main office address, comments, co-driver's name, total hours and shipping document numbers or name of shipper and commodity. The driver's activity record must use her workplace's time zone, be legible and in the driver's handwriting. The seven or eight day time period for the driver retaining the log begins from the workplace.
Employers must keep drivers' duty status records (and other supporting documents) for six months. Drivers must carry a copy of their duty status records for the previous seven days and produce them for inspection. Drivers also must give or mail their original duty status records to their employers within 13 days of completing them. If a driver works for more than one employer in a 24-hour period, he must give a copy of his duty status record to each one. The record must account for all time during the 24-hour period and include the name of the employer during period and the beginning and ending time for each employer. Drivers working for more than one employer must report their total time on duty during the previous seven days to prevent exceeding the allowed work periods.
Milton's Bells is proud to have teamed up with EzLogit.com to support a very user friendly and effective smartphone app. that ultimately promotes driver safety.