Concrete Products

MAR 2019

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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8 • March 2019 GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS REGULATIONS A developer of market-specific tools for fleet operators and drivers bound by Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration hours of ser- vice rules cites the first electronic logging device programmed with functionality to reflect the agency's HOS rule exemptions for mixer and concrete pump drivers. GeoSpace Labs timed the February release of its con- struction-specific ELD with FMCSA's formal announcement of exemptions for concrete delivery and placement vehicles; it waives drivers' 30-minute break requirement and relaxes the reset period from 14 to 12 hours. "We have become experts in market verticals and providing hours of service tech- nology designed specifically for how different drivers work based upon the market, vehicle specifications, and property being trans- ported," says GeoSpace President Dr. David Lady. "We have found that generic ELD tools tend to gloss over exemptions and treat all drivers like they are long haul carriers. We instead focus on helping the drivers maxi- mize usage of exemptions, as allowed, so they can maximize their productivity." The FMCSA exemptions are well thought out and allow drivers extra latitude for safety, while the use of an hours-logging device specific to the market and user processes pro- vides drivers a powerful tool and competitive advantage, he adds. The GeoSpace Construc- tion ELD is powered by the FMCSA-registered Geowiz ELD. — GeoSpace Labs, Lakeland, Fla., Construction-specific ELD accounts for mixer, pump driver hours exemptions A free version of the GeoSpace Construction ELD app is available at com/store. POUR IT BOTH WAYS. HAVE IT YOUR WAY. Choose a FRONT OR REAR MIXVEYOR. Its amazing reach (up to 52 ft.) and fl exibility let you deliver everywhere, anywhere you want. 1 888 799 4422

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