J.J. Keller e-log system updated to reflect restart change


The recent enforcement suspension of the 34-hour restart restrictions has been incorporated into J. J. Keller’s Encompass E-Log system, the company announced. The move follows passage of the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations Act, signed into law by President Obama on December 16, 2014, which included the stipulation that the two 34-hour restart restrictions that were in place since July 1, 2013, be suspended pending an FMCSA study. For drivers utilizing Keller’s Encompass system, update alerts should have gone via their iPad, iPhone and/or Android devices. The same holds for users of the J.J. Keller-branded Compliance Tablet.

“As experts in DOT compliance, we understand the back-and-forth flow through Congress of complex regulatory issues,” said Randy Thome, J. J. Keller’s vice president of technology services. “Therefore, we planned for and built flexibility into our Encompass® E-Log system to prepare for exactly this type of situation.”

The 34-hour restart suspension is in effect until September 30, 2015. However, if the FMCSA does not provide a study justifying the restrictions on the 34-hour restart to Congress by that date, the suspension will continue until FMCSA does so.

Keller joins several other e-log manufacturers in announcing updates to reflect the new restart. Read more on the restart change via this link.

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