With less than six weeks to go before the hard deadline of April 1, the ELD compliance rate has creeped up, according to CarrierLists, which has been tracking the rate over time.
The company says that its three-week moving average increased 3 points last week to 90%. The rate has hovered between 85% and 95% in the past three weeks after sitting near 80% at the Dec. 18, 2017, deadline.
“Regional fleets are still trailing longer haul fleets, but it seems the compliance gap is narrowing as we approach the final April 1st deadline,” the company said. “The impact on capacity is looking to be far from the worst-case scenario as we move within six weeks of the deadline. This isn’t to say capacity isn't going to get worse as we head into peak shipping season.”
Bulk carriers remain a laggard among fleets with only about 65% saying they are compliant. Super regional and national fleets lead the way in the latest survey with 96% compliance with regional fleets at 84%.
CarrierLists surveyed 923 carriers in all for the survey.
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The latest CarrierLists survey of ELD compliance shows a continuing trend of compliance, even among regional fleets which have lagged behind. If this continues, it’s possible the worst-case scenario of drivers being shut down due to non-compliance on April 1 may be less than feared.
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