Log Book App for Canadian Truckers

User-friendly ELDs and accompanying apps are more important now than ever, as the mandate approaches and driver turnover continues to be a problem for trucking businesses. Difficult to navigate logbook apps make drivers’ jobs more complicated. That is one more inconvenience that could make them quit. Carriers can improve working conditions by choosing the best log book app available.

To make that decision, we recommend reading reviews from real users before investing in an ELD solution. If a driver isn’t happy with the logbook app, they’re less likely to use it correctly. Thus, they risk noncompliance with Transport Canada regulations. The effect extends to carriers who may face hefty penalties.

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HOS247 Offers a Top-Rated Log Book App

HOS247 electronic logging devices help fleets comply with ELD regulations while boosting efficiency, contributing to driver safety and increasing profits. Having an app that drivers are pleased with is the main focus of our electronic logbook solution. We work incredibly hard to provide a friendly log book app and reliable hardware with high-quality support. Reviews on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, written by actual Android and iOS users, back this up.

We take driver feedback seriously, which is why we regularly read our log book app reviews. HOS247 ratings speak to our product’s quality and the services we offer. The ability to reach customer support, ease of use, dependability, and overall performance are just a few of the benefits that our users appreciate.

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Who Must Comply with the ELD Mandate? 

Most motor carriers and drivers who maintain records of duty status will be required to comply with the ELD mandate come January 1, 2023. This federal regulation specifies that most operators of commercial motor vehicles are required to keep HOS records with electronic logging devices. The law includes commercial bus and truck drivers, except:

  • Drivers who use time cards. They are not required to maintain RODS because they operate under the short-haul exemption.
  • Holders of a special permit or statutory exemption.
  • Drivers of commercial vehicles under a rental agreement of 30 days or less (without extensions).
  • Drivers of commercial motor vehicles manufactured before the year 2000.

Key Functions of an ELD

Different electronic logbooks offer different functions. Some are very basic, while others have advanced fleet management features. However, elogs should meet three primary requirements: 

  • Meet the Technical Standard. 
  • Be certified by an approved accreditation body.

The following are some of basic features and functions electronic logbooks perform: 

  • A way to internally synchronize with the vehicle’s engine control module.
  • Ability to record distance driven, driving time, and vehicle location automatically.
  • Electronic data transfer capabilities, either by telematic methods (Wi-Fi or email) or local (USB or Bluetooth).
  • Tamper-prevention capabilities.
  • A way to certify driver records at the end of each 24-hour driving period.
  • Ability to display a report, either on-screen or on paper, for safety officials to view on-demand.

As long as they fulfill the requirements, logging systems can come in two formats. One type of solution encompasses the hardware piece and a tablet of the manufacturer’s brand with a preloaded log book app. Otherwise, a bring your own device (BYOD) solution allows drivers to use their own smartphone or tablet and simply download the provider’s app to the device. The app pairs up with the hardware that connects to the vehicle’s engine to display the information collected.

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Your Log Book App Must Support Updated HOS Rules

Hours of service regulations detail the maximum amount of time that drivers can be on duty. This includes time spent driving and time spent on rest periods. The goal of these rules is to ensure that drivers are well-rested and can stay alert while on the road for everyone’s safety. Canadian HOS rules are determined by the driver’s location regarding the 60th parallel north and must be supported by any electronic logbook. These rules include:

South of 60:

  • Driving time must not exceed 13 hours in a day.
  • No driving is allowed after 14 hours on duty. 
  • Drivers must take at least 8 consecutive hours off-duty before driving again. 
  • No driving is allowed after 16 hours past the last 8-hour break. 
  • Drivers must take at least 10 hours off-duty per day, including the 8 consecutive hours and at least two more hours that can be distributed in 30 minute periods.
  • A maximum of 2 hours of off-duty time can be deferred to the following day.
  • Drivers must follow one of two cycles: 120 hours in a 14-day period or 70 hours in a 7-day period.

North of 60:

  • Driving time must not exceed 15 hours in a day.
  • No driving is allowed after 18 hours on duty. 
  • Drivers must take at least 8 consecutive hours off-duty before driving again. 
  • No driving is allowed after 20 hours past the last 8-hour break. 
  • Drivers must follow one of two cycles: 120 hours in a 14-day period or 80 hours in a 7-day period.
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More Benefits of HOS247 Electronic Logbooks 

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The HOS247 log book app is top-rated by drivers and fleet managers. Whether on the road or performing administrative tasks, fleet managers and CMV drivers trust HOS247 for a variety of reasons, including the following:

  • With flexible options, fleets can choose the elog solution that best meets their specific needs. From the basic compliance plan to added features such as GPS tracking, IFTA mileage reporting, vehicle diagnostics, and more, your options are varied.  
  • We meet the diverse needs of drivers with a well-trained customer support team who speaks English, Spanish, Russian, and Polish.
  • We provide a log book app that’s easy for drivers to use and top-rated on app distribution platforms.
  • Electronic driver vehicle inspection reports (DVIRs) are easy to create and edit.
  • Reliable hardware installs in minutes and connects to your iPhone or Android smartphone (or tablet) via Bluetooth to record RODS right away. 
  • We don’t require our customers to sign any contracts.
  • Customers can return their solution hassle-free within a two-week trial.
  • Automatic hours of service calculations and alerts to help prevent violations.

Fleet managers also report benefits such as streamlined operations, increased productivity, and higher profits from using HOS247 logbooks.

5/5
"Awesome. Easy to install and use. Top notch customer service! I recommend it to everyone.”

Abigail Freemantle
Schrader Co
5/5
“Great company to deal with. The support team is very responsive and competent. They provided a great deal of education for our company.”
Evgueni Stoupine
GMS Global Group
5/5
“Customer service is great. They helped me to set up everything and showed how to edit my logs. Thank you.”

Ilya Kulagin
Manuel Jenez
Owner-Operator
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