With less than 12 weeks before the electronic logging device mandate takes effect, an estimated 1 million truck drivers have yet to purchase an ELD.
The industry is taking steps to ensure fleets and drivers are compliant with the long-awaited regulation that will electronically record truck movement.
Drivers are threatening to quit rather than use electronic logging devices starting in December, but past regulatory hurdles demonstrate that most truckers will stay in the business.
Truckers won’t immediately be told to stop driving if they don’t comply with a new rule that requires the use of electronic logging devices.
Electronic logging device companies are expecting a sales surge at year-end as a federal mandate requiring truckers to use the digital equipment takes effect Dec. 18.
With just five months until truckers must use electronic logging devices to track their driving time, it’s not clear how the program will be enforced.
Demand for trucking and freight services and the rates shippers are paying have improved to their highest levels in years, according to a key industry index.
The Supreme Court rejected a last-ditch bid my a major truck driver association to overturn a federal mandate on electronic logging devices that track how many hours truckers drive.
Average income fell last year for independent truck drivers, even though they drove more miles, according to a survey of 20,000 truckers.