About 20% of carriers still using AOBRDs are expected to hold onto the devices into December.
The three-week moving average of surveyed carriers reporting ELD compliance dropped to just 89.1%.
Waiting until the last minute to switch from AOBRDs to ELDs could cost carriers time and money.
Individual carriers may face consequences for putting off the switch to ELDs, but the overall market is not expected to take a hit.
Small carriers that do not have the change their hardware in order to make the switch to ELDs need the shortest lead time.
Waiting until December to start running ELDs could leave some carriers in a lurch.