Commercial Truck Electronic Logs

As the commercial truck driving industry advances in technology, many drivers have mixed emotions regarding the use of an electronic log rather than a paper log. Driver preferences vary between both options. Many of the more experienced drivers prefer paper logs. Having used them for quite some time the conversion to these new logs can be a challenge to say the least.

It is inevitable that the trucking industry to be fully converted to the electronic logs in the near future. There are many advantages and disadvantages to using these logs. With the use of the electronic log it is imperative that all trips are preplanned in advance. Failing to do so can result in a significant loss of income to truck drivers and trucking companies themselves.

Although, the conversion to electronic logs has been quite the task for some commercial truck drivers, many drivers that have recently changed over now prefer the use of the electronic log. When used correctly the drivers are given an opportunity to make a significantly better income due to proper planning. When all trips are planned out appropriately the drivers have more opportunity for additional income.

Though the industry seems to be converting rapidly from paper logs, there are some issues that need to be considered prior to the exclusively using the new system. The new systems have been known to crash and are unusable for extended period of time. When this happens the drivers are left with no option other than paper logs. These issues are expected to be resolved as technology advances and paper logs will most likely be known as a thing of the past in the near future.