The hard deadline for the ELD mandate hits on December 16, and a significant portion of the fleets that run AOBRDs are looking to put off ELD adoption until the last minute.
IIHS says driver fatigue still is a “major risk factor.”
Hours of Service violations will be the biggest focus this year, but ELDs may hold their numbers in check.
The ELD mandate hasn’t created a capacity squeeze but there are other signs of how it has changed driver behavior.
Freight market activity is stabilizing as carriers move into new contract cycles. The ELD hard enforcement period appears to be a non-factor so far.
There has been a lot of hype surrounding the arrival of the hard enforcement period of ELD carrier compliance, but according to the Tender Rejection Index it has mostly been a non-factor to the overall freight market.
The administrator said he is on an “aggressive listening” tour.
Even with lower levels of automation, trucks could essentially work around the clock, but what will regulators do about the ELD hours-of-service rule?