Within the next few days. the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration will put out a proposal for electronic logs for all heavy duty trucks and buses. http://bit.ly/1qDvnxA
Yes, it will cost money to put these devices in tractors, however electronic logs will be not only useful for enforcing safety regulations, but also useful for managing the fleet with important data information on drivers performance. There will be significant improvement both in performance and management cost in replacing manual review of logs with electronic review.
The American Trucking Association is supporting the concept of electronic logs, I am sure primarily because the benefits sited above.