The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
is requiring all truckers working in the US
, the use of electronic logging devices
instead of paper logs. These electronic devices start registering how many hours a driver operates a truck from the moment the engine is started. Paper logs are somewhat more subjective because wait times at the ports of entry can be long and underestimated, meaning truckers may have to hire additional drivers to complete their trips or delay cargo delivery until the next day. FMCSA
has training webinars on this subject available here.