Effective December 18, 2017, all approved USDOT bus and motorcoach carriers will be required to have drivers record their hours of service electronically. This is a big and important step to ensuring bus and motorcoach drivers are all safely operating their vehicles throughout the United States. USDOT hours of service are designed to prevent drivers from driving a motorcoach for more than 10 hours or more than 15 hours of total on-duty/drive time throughout any given day. Previous to this mandate motorcoach drivers were required to record their hours of service manually via paper log which has resulted in inaccurate recordings and errors which can result in the driver being placed out of service if inspected by a DOT official.
Ahead of the 12/18/17 E-log mandate, Yankee Line has transitioned fully to E-logs by partnering with JJ Keller which is an industry trusted organization with decades of experience on DOT regulations and compliancy support. This transition from paper logs to E-logs has also significantly reduced our paper consumption and opened the door to offering paperless tickets by harnessing the tablets installed onboard each coach.
We’re ready for this new industry regulation and we’re confident that it will help enhance and improve the level of safety this industry provides to the millions of travelers that chose to ride via bus and motorcoach.