MONTREAL — Last year’s implementation of new electronic logging device mandate for the nation’s truckers is forcing drivers to more carefully regulate rest stops and truck maintenance, says the founder of a new road service app.
Rest stops and maintenance are two areas where the 4RoadService app can come in handy, according to Brian Telford, 4RoadService.com founder.
“The Hours of Service regulation limits truckers to no more than 11 hours of driving within 14 consecutive hours. Drivers must then be off-duty for 10 consecutive hours. Canada recently adopted a new rule that allows 13 hours of driving within 16 hours,” Telford said. “That means finding a truck stop or a place to shut down for the night, or emergency repair services, is essential for drivers racing the clock.”
4RoadService.com’s mobile app allows drivers to locate service providers in their travel area in a matter of seconds, he said.
“The app can be a lifesaver,” Telford added. “Having worked in trucking, we understand how important it is to find a place to stop or rest for the night. And then there’s always the unexpected mechanical problem that occurs. Our app let’s drivers find the assistance they need in the area they are traveling in moments.”
4RoadService’s Breakdown Directory includes more than 30,000 mobile repair, truck repair, towing and wrecker services, tire repair services and garages used daily throughout the U.S. and Canada. “4RoadService brings a sound understanding of the trucking industry and understanding first-hand what it means to need services on the road,” Telford said.
4RoadService’s app works on either iPhone or Android devices.
For more information visit the 4RoadService website at www.4roadservice.com.
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