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tronically via either: 1. A “telematics ” approach capable of wireless Web service; or


the potential to improve safety and fuel economy, with studies showing a 4% increase in fuel efficiency for the lead vehicle and a 10% improvement for the following truck because of aerodynamic enhancements. The technology offers the opportunity to make driving less stressful, though it is unclear if it would help address the industry’s driver shortage.


2. A “local” method capable of Bluetooth and USB 2.0 transfer.


able to show a roadside inspection officer a graph-grid of his hours of service compli- ance, either on the ELD’s display or on a hardcopy paper printout.


ELD Malfunctions: In the event that an ELD malfunctions,


While Daimler’s Freightliner


the driver is required to immediately begin completing a paper log and to reconstruct logs for each of the past 7 days, unless the driver already possesses the records or the records are retrievable from the ELD. The


For more advanced levels of automation many technical challenges remain. Autonomous trucks depend on road markings that aren’t necessarily well-maintained on certain roadways. How well the trucks drive in bad weather remains to be seen. Scott expects the technology will progress in stages, as it always does, but it is progressing rapidly now.


In all circumstances, drivers must be


Inspiration is the first autonomous truck to hit the road, other manufacturers are at work. In April, Volvo participated


Data Transfer: ELDs must be able to transfer data elec-


with Daimler and other manufacturers in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, where autonomous trucks drove across Europe. Former Google employees have formed a start-up called Otto that would retrofit existing trucks with self-driving technology. In October an Otto-equipped Volvo became the first autonomous vehicle in the United States to deliver a load of freight, carrying a trailer of beer in Colorado. Like the commercial trucking


electronic log must be repaired within 8 days.


HANDLED CORRECTLY — BECOME AVID USERS OF ELDS. THE TRUTH IS THAT THEY FIND ELDS TO BE LESS TIME-CONSUMING THAN FILLING OUT CUMBERSOME PAPER LOGS. THEY GAIN TIME AND THEIR STRESS LEVEL GOES DOWN.


industry, the passenger car industry is refining its technology. Automakers and technology firms are building and testing self-driving cars. Google says it has self- driven more than 1.5 million miles and is testing on the streets of Mountain View, Calif.; Austin, Tex.; Kirkland, Wash.; and Phoenix, Ariz. In August, Uber announced a new program whereby customers in downtown Pittsburgh can summon self-driving cars from their phones.


Personal Conveyance and Yard Moves:


Authorized use of a commercial motor


vehicle for personal conveyance will not be recorded as on-duty driving, but rather off- duty time. Similarly, authorized use of a CMV in a closed facility with restricted


DRIVERS — IF THE IMPLEMENTATION IS


History suggests the technology will happen faster than expected; however, the legal and regulatory climate must adapt. In January, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx updated NHTSA’s 2013 preliminary guidance on autonomous vehicles with a document saying, “The rapid development of emerging automation technologies means that partially and fully automated vehicles are nearing the point at which widespread deployment is feasible.” In September the Department of


Transportation released the first federal guidelines for the testing and deployment of autonomous vehicles, proposing new regulatory authority and outlining a 15-point “safety assessment” process aimed at ensuring safety compliance. While the guidelines were written with the input of auto and truck manufacturers, conspicuously


access (e.g., a yard) will be recorded as on- duty not driving time.


Driver Edits: Drivers will be able to make edits and


annotations to their electronic logs; howev- er the edits will not overwrite or erase the original record. Employers will be able to request edits or annotations, but those must be approved by the driver.. BTW





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