Executive Robert Rogulic has built a successful career in the shipping and logistics industry as CEO, president, and founder of Tri-National, Inc (TNi). Together with his team, Robert Rogulic provides a variety of logistics, warehousing, and truckload services to clients in Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
According to the Energy Information Administration, over 7 billion barrels of petroleum products were used in the United States in 2016. To quell this consumption, the government announced a new directive that will affect trucking companies. This new directive was proposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and is known as the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Final Rule.
Once the ELD Final Rule is implemented, truck drivers will be required to use an on-board logging device or app to record their operations. Each driver’s route will be automatically tracked by these devices or apps and companies will be capable of evaluating routes in terms of efficiency. Drivers that are taking longer routes, and thus using more gas, can be given more efficient options that reduce their hours of service and petroleum consumption.
Further, the ELD Final Rule will require drivers to log their hours of service with these apps and devices. This ensures drivers do not violate their Hours of Service (HoS) by alerting them when they are nearing their maximum working hours.