GeoSpace Labs, a provider of market specific ELD tools, released a revised functionality in its ELD designed specifically for the construction industry. On Feb. 6, the FMCSA issued two additional electronic logging device exemptions for the construction industry.
The exemptions allow drivers of ready-mix concrete deliver vehicles from 49 CFR 395.3(a)(3)(ii) for a 30-minute break requirement and changing 49 CFR 395.1(e)(1)(ii)(A) from 14 hours from 12 hours.
The construction-specific ELD is designed around how drivers in this market work, enhancing traditional hours-of-service logging with tools specific to the exemptions available to these drivers.
"We have found that generic ELD tools tend to gloss over exemptions and treat all drivers like they are long haul over the road carriers. We instead focus on helping the drivers maximize usage of exemptions, as allowed, so they can maximize their driving and productivity," said David Lady, president of Geospace Labs.
The FMCSA exemptions allow construction fleet drivers extra latitude for safety, while focusing on productivity. Using an ELD specific to the market and processes a driver uses, like the construction ELD, provides drivers powerful tool and a competitive advantage.