NATSO’s members operate in a complex environment where seemingly unrelated regulatory adjustments can have profound effects on their businesses. Truck parking is one such area. Specifically, the electronic logging device mandate that went into effect in December 2017 has created a number of unintended and undesirable truck parking scenarios that truckstops, travel plazas and drivers continue to navigate.
So what exactly can drivers do?
Kerri Wirachowsky, director of the roadside inspection program at the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance, said drivers may move a truck at less than 5 miles per hour before an ELD will change to driving.
Dean Newell, vice president of safety and training at Maverick Transportation, said it is nearly impossible for a driver to travel under 5 miles per hour when loaded, however. And once a driver breaks the HOS clock and the ELD starts, fleets are prohibited from making adjustments.