The ELD Mandate specifies that carriers must record the time when drivers are operating vehicles in their yards. Samsara has specific a Yard Move status which drivers can select in the Samsara Driver App. When they select Yard Move that time will be counted as on-duty time, but it will not count against their driving time.
If you have team members, such as mechanics, who move vehicles around your yard, they too can record their hours. There are two different options that we recommend to remain compliant.
Mechanics can download the Samsara Driver App, sign in with their own driver account, and log their yard move hours using the Yard Move status.
Note: Selecting Yard Move requires you to add a remark before saving.
If there is not a driver signed in to a vehicle, the hours from yard moves will accumulate in the Unassigned HOS section of the Samsara Dashboard.
- Compliance > Unassigned HOS.
From here, you can assign the unassigned segment to the mechanic who was performing the yard move or annotate it. Please see below.