More Downtime For Truckers While OTR? Sleep Dog Mattress Discuss About The New Trucking Laws

January 21 11:54 2021
Leading trailer memory foam mattress providers Sleep Dog Mattress analyses the new trucking laws and how it could cause more downtime for truckers while OTR in a new blog post.

Sleep Dog Mattress has taken their advocacy for truck drivers’ safety and health and other road users a notch higher with their recent blog that carefully examines the new trucking laws and the effect on truckers. The new Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule, as stipulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, has come with new requirements for truck drivers across the nation.

The trucking industry remains an important part of the transportation sector and the US economy as a whole. The different stakeholders in the industry come up with solutions to enhance operations and ensure the sector’s growth. In a similar vein, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) under the U.S. Department of Transportation rolled out a new set of laws guiding truck drivers’ operations, which has come under strong criticisms from the stakeholders in the industry. Consequently, Sleep Dog Mattress aims to shed more light on the laws to better understand individuals and businesses in a new blog post. 

What is the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) rule?

The ELD rule, which applies to most motor carriers and drivers, including commercial buses and trucks, and Canada- and Mexico-domiciled drivers, requires drivers to use an electronic logging device to record their hours of service. This ultimately makes it a bit more difficult to “fudge” total hours worked. However, the law’s rigidity has increased the service cost for truck drivers and logistic companies, leading to decreased productivity and an increase in team driving.

Since December 18, 2017, a driver using an ELD must have an ELD information ready with the commercial auto vehicle that contains:

• User manual to operate the ELD

• Instruction sheet describing the data transfer process and step-by-step instruction to transfer this data to an authority

• Instruction sheet describing ELD malfunction reporting procedure 

• A supply of blank drivers’ records of duty status (RODS) graph-grids to record the driver’s working hours and related information for 8 days at a minimum. 

While the law aims to reduce driver-related truck accidents and safer driving, it lowers the driver’s income and the company’s profit margin. The rise of team driving or tandem has been significant as drivers and companies look to keep the cost low while avoiding major penalties from authorities. Moreover, drivers need to take adequate rest to refresh the body for the next round of trips. Luckily, many tractor-trailer sleepers support top and bottom bunks, but not all offer comfortable mattresses.

How Can Sleep Dog Mattress Help?

The Sleep Dog Mattress is has been described as America’s #1 tractor-trailer memory foam mattress, manufacturing all their truck & RV mattresses in the United States. The company currently offers the SleepDog® and BigDawg™ mattresses, made to deliver maximum comfort support to truckers while on the road. For more information about the recently published article by Sleep Dog Mattress, please visit – https://www.sleepdogmattress.com/blogs/news/over-the-road-tandem-trucking-and-sleep

As a subsidiary of BedInABox®, the first and still the best mattress company that sells mattresses in a box, the products from Sleep Dog Mattress also made in the USA and CertiPUR-US® certified. The SleepDog and BigDawg mattresses are equipped with 7″ and 9″ multilayer medium-firm memory, respectively, ensuring extra support and comfort.

About Sleep Dog Mattress

Sleep Dog Mattress is a BedInABox® company that manufactures truck and RV mattresses for truckers and trailer drivers across the United States to help them get sound sleep and quality rest while on the road. With a 10-year warranty and 120-night trial, the company is serious about delivering the best products to the community.

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