Rising spot rates, decreased capacity, peak season and impending ELDs have created the perfect storm
As January 21 quickly approaches, many truckers are waiting with bated breath to see if President-elect Trump will make any changes to the numerous — and often controversial — regulatory standards that will go into effect in the near future.
The ELD mandate has been one of the most discussed topics of the last year. Although aimed at trucking companies, the ripple effect could impact the entire transportation industry in countless ways. Of course with any major change, viewpoints vary greatly, with some fully supporting the mandate and others questioning its authenticity.
We are in the midst of a big change, as approximately three million truck drivers will be moving into the electronic age. That is, they will be replacing their traditional paper driving logs, that old standby, with electronic logging devices (ELD). While there are some exceptions, the final deadline for full compliance is Dec. 16, 2019.