Hours of service flexibility is one of the most important facets in the trucking industry, especially since the ELD Mandate went into effect in 2019.
When on the road, there are a million and one reasons for drivers to lose precious hours of service with traffic and poor weather conditions being the chief architects of HOS losses.
Dealing with these issues can be a hassle, and in some cases, can even force drivers to deal with hours of service violations. That can have a negative impact financially, on both drivers and your business.
That’s why GPSTab provides customers with multiple flexibility features, helping businesses get the most out of their hours of service. These features include the Adverse Conditions exemption, Split-Sleeper Berth rule, and Personal Conveyance.
As a leader in ELD flexibility, we’d like to show you how simple we make it to access and apply our flexibility features.
For additional insight and strategic ways to apply each provision/exemption, you can check out our blog post here.
Adverse Conditions Exemption
Available right on the home screen, the Adverse Conditions exemption can be applied in only a couple of steps.
Start by tapping on the “Adverse Driving” button located under the time chart.
This will then take you to the “Reason” section, where you’ll be provided with multiple options. Upon choosing the one that applies to your situation, you can tap “Confirm.” Please note that a reason is required to apply the exemption.
For GPSTab admins, here’s how your time chart should look once your driver has applied the exemption.
Splitting your sleeper berth can be accomplished with ease by clicking on the “Sleeper” button located near the top of the GPSTab app.
GPSTab also provides customers with additional insight, so they can make more informed decisions when it comes to splitting their sleeper berth.
Located at the top of the “Driving” and “Shift” clocks, you’ll find two clocks labeled as “SSB.” These clocks allow drivers and admin to see a driver’s remaining hours of service, if they were to split their sleeper berth.
GPSTab admins are also able to see when a split has occurred, which they can see in the admin portal:
Personal Conveyance can be applied on GPSTab with a couple of simple steps. First, tap on the “Off-Duty” button located on the top left corner of the app.
If your app’s administrator has made the feature available to your fleet, you can simply just check the Personal Conveyance box under the “Location” field. The application will show that you’re using the status by providing a blue box over the time chart.
While personal conveyance is enabled, the system will ask you to confirm the status when you power up or power down your vehicle. This is to make sure that you continue using the correct status when moving your vehicle.
Additionally, when you finish using personal conveyance, the system will prompt you to confirm the status change to make sure your hours of service are not affected.
Here’s how the duty status will show up on the admin portal:
GPSTab makes it simple to get the most out of your hours of service. To learn more about our application, you can contact us at 888-228-4460 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website for more information.