Read our 3-step process for uncovering non-compliance events in short-haul logging records.
Tom Bray - Industry Consultant - J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
October 09 , 2020
FREE Log Auditing Checklist
No matter what record of duty status method your drivers are required to use, you should periodically conduct manual audits of logs. This free checklist offers dozens of compliance checks for ELDs, paper logs, and time records that automated systems won't find.
Assuming your log auditor understands the hours-of-service (HOS) regulations in Part 395, and in particular, the form and manner requirements and the limits in §395.3, they can use the tips below for auditing your short-haul (sometimes referred to as exempt) logging records.
Ideally, it’s wise to automate hours-of-service recordkeeping by having drivers use an electronic logging device (ELD) that supports exempt logging. Use of ELDs can ease the burden of log auditors and makes driver’s available hours visible to all stakeholders (like dispatch and payroll), which is especially helpful if you have regulated and non-regulated drivers.
Use the log audit process below to uncover any non-compliance events in short-haul logging records.
*Supporting documents include dispatch records, trip records/reports, payroll records, electronic communication and tracking records, and receipts.
For more guidance on auditing logs - including ELD and paper logs - download our new whitepaper entitled DIY Log Auditing: Step-by-Step Procedures for Reducing Your Risk.
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