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Electronic Logging DevicesElectronic Logging Devices

Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) will become a requirement by December 2017. Truck drivers who have ELDs in the cabs of their trucks will no longer be required to maintain and keep a paper log. This according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). The FMSCA claims this new rule will save the industry around $1 billion a year. A savings of money and time spent on paperwork.

Technological Innovations Could Benefit Elk Grove Truck Drivers

Technological Innovations Could Benefit Elk Grove Truck Drivers

I’m Ed Smith, an Elk Grove Truck Accident Attorney. Though the trucking industry in Elk Grove is thriving and sees multi-billion dollar profits each year, the trucking companies have been largely resistant to implementing any safety measures or technological advancements in the trucks that are designed to prevent accidents. Below I discuss some recent technological improvements and innovations and how they could help increase truck driver safety on the road.

Driverless Cars

The newest phenomenon in the driving world is the driverless car. Google has been using driverless cars at its Mountain View campus for years now. Google is now working on introducing a groundbreaking new vehicle that will be a 100% automated experience for consumer drivers. Drivers will cease to drive and will instead be allowed to relax and take in the scenery around them. While many are uneasy about trusting technology to function properly, driverless cars have thus far shown they are safer and less prone to error than human drivers.

The trucking industry could benefit from driverless trucks. Truck drivers traveling through Elk Grove and other northern California cities are prone to accidents because they are overworked, stressed, fatigued, and often times under the influence. A driverless truck could remove the human element of carelessness. Continue reading ›

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