By law, professional drivers/truck drivers may only drive certain lengths of time in order to ensure safety on the roads. The regulations of the European Parliament on driving and rest times define these times and thus prevent drivers from driving overtired for long periods of time.
The regulations contain the maximum permissible driving times (per day/week), all other working hours, driving-time interruptions and rest times (per day/week). In the EC, these regulations apply to truck drivers who commercially drive vehicles, including trailers, with a total weight of more than 3.5 tonnes. In Germany, they already apply for vehicles weighing 2.8 tonnes or more. The driving and rest times are automatically recorded by an EC control unit in the truck and can be checked by the police and the German Federal Office for Goods Transport (BAG).
Among other things, the transport management system CarLo offers dispatchers support with status information on the remaining driving times of the driver. There is a separate workspace for calculating the driving and rest times in accordance with the statutory provisions. Through the combination of the driving and rest times with the location information of the truck from the telematics system, the dispatcher can have an exact overview of the ETA of the goods at all times.
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