The effects of ELD mandate on Trucker Health & Safety
4-5-18 Thursday 6PM et
The ELD mandate is causing an uproar among the truck driving community, ELD's are designed to enforce the FMCSA Hours-of-Service rule by synchronizing a vehicle engine to automatically record a truckers' driving time.The purpose is to increase highway safety by ensuring drivers do not drive more than their 11 hour limit or work more than their 14 hours allowed.
Although the use of the ELD theoretically sounds like a great way to reduce driver fatigue, prevent employers from pushing their drivers to drive over their hours, prevent drivers from "cheating" on their log books ( to get more miles), and increase overall safety, there are MANY who disagree and believe the ELD mandate works in reverse and is actually detrimental to overall highway safety.
Tonight we'll address opposition to the ELD mandate and discuss why truckers are feeling rushed to beat the 14 hour clock and how it affecting their health and livelihood.
Our guest Carolyn O'byrne, author of Gut Instinct and founder of LifeCoachService.net, will help explain the health risks when people feel continually pressured to do their job well while trying to earn a decent living.
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