With new technology, tighter enforcement, and new legislation, it has become more and more difficult for drivers to cheat the logbook and run the miles they used to be able to run. So what will companies do in the coming years to get more productivity out of their trucks, and how much of it will come at the expense of the driver? The answers are not what truck drivers will want to hear.
Congress, along with many trucking industry insiders, are claiming victory regarding the effectiveness of the new logbook rules that came out several years ago. I disagree with the conclusion that it’s the new logbook rules that have made things safer on the highways and I’ll explain why. Let’s take a closer look at some of the myths out there and bring to light some important facts that paint a much different picture of what’s really going on, and where we should go from here.