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Teamwork Makes the Dream Work
The third reason may not be so obvious to many drivers, especially if they have trouble with the first reason previously mentioned. Any good professional Class-A driver that works with a good professional dispatcher knows that their dispatcher is the one that will always have their back when they’re in a bind. With electronic logs, the company and all its dispatchers have full view of a drivers HOS (Hours of Service) and their current duty status. This allows dispatchers to be much more proactive in assisting the driver with things like where/when to get their 30-minute break in, how to avoid traffic, and if it’s appropriate to use more advanced logging techniques such as a split break. ELD’s force drivers and dispatchers to work together as a team instead of the driver just being expected to ‘report’ to their dispatcher when required. Everyone on the road is safer when happy drivers are working with happy dispatchers!