• An EWD allows the driver and transport operator to more easily review past work and rest records to ensure compliance with fatigue laws, and improve road safety.
  • On-road enforcement can be undertaken through a variety of remote access mechanisms – such as a laptop, smartphone or other electronic equipment.
  • An EWD automatically pre-populates records with default information to reduce the time it takes for drivers to manually record work and rest information.
  • An EWD will record time and location to provide greater accuracy for recorded information.
  • Reduction in the number of written work diaries being lost or stolen.
  • Reduced time for a compliance check between a driver and authorised officer – no manual calculations like the (paper) written work diary – this leads to reduced interruption for drivers and transport operators during an intercept.
  • The cost benefit analysis conducted as part of the Operational Pilot of Electronic Work Diaries (Final Report – Operational Pilot of Electronic Work Diaries and Speed Monitoring Systems), revealed the cost over five years for an EWD is lower than the present cost of operating a written work diary – that is, there are cost and time savings from foregoing the need to make entries into (and manage) written work diary for drivers, transport operators, and roadside enforcement for authorised officers