An electronic logging device — or ELD — is used to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS), which replaces the paper logbook some drivers currently use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements.
A Driver Vehicle Inspection Report, or DVIR, is a formal record confirming that a driver has completed an inspection on a commercial motor vehicle. Inspections are carried out at the beginning of the day, before work begins, and also at the end of the day when driving is finished (called the pre-trip inspection and post-trip inspection).
Chain of custody is a term often thrown around as industry buzz, but it’s more than a catchphrase used in news items about the latest data breach. Chain of custody awareness and documentation plays a huge part in addressing everything from supply chain security to regulatory compliance.