The federal government is poised to implement new regulations making it mandatory for electronic logs for Truckers. The new rules would be in line with U.S. efforts to tackle fatigue for truck and bus drivers.
Paper logs have been the main record-keeping since the 1930s.
Drivers are allowed to be behind the wheel for 13 hours in a day, but must be off the road for 10 hours a day, 8 of those consecutive.
The electronic devices are believed to be more accurate and safe. They are integrated, so a driver can’t say they are not driving when the truck is on and in motion.
Terry Shaw from the Manitoba Trucking Association says they are supporting the push to make electronic recording mandatory.
Shaw says the technology has been around for many years. There is a significant portion of the industry who has voluntarily adopted it.
He adds that the laws would be for bus drivers as well.