Recent trucker surveys and industry estimates show widely varying rates of compliance with the new federal electronic logging device regulation.
Canadian and Mexican truckers that operate in the U.S. will have to comply with a federal ELD mandate starting on Dec. 18.
The pending ELD mandate and other industry pressures are giving carriers more power over shippers that habitually make drivers wait on loading docks.
As the December deadline for the ELD mandate looms, truck drivers have organized in-person and social media protests in the hopes of a last-minute legislative or executive change.
A driver shortage tops implementation of the federal ELD mandate as the biggest trucking industry issue, said the American Transportation Research Institute.
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.