Electronic Logging Device Mandate

Shipping and logistics news and analysis of the US electronic logging device (ELD) mandate that takes effect December 18, 2017, and its impact on trucking rates and capacity.

The ELD mandate is a regulation that says US truckers and trucking companies must record driver's hours of service digitally and cease use of paper logs to track drivers' time behind the wheel.

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After two years in an economic rut, US trucking accelerated in 2017, led by less-than-truckload carriers before truckload carriers merged into the same fast lane later in the year.

News & Analysis

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13 Aug 2018
The electronic logging device (ELD) mandate did not cause a loss of drivers, but a loss of driving hours. Further, changes shippers made that were propelled by the ELD are likely to be lasting, even if exemption amendments for selected trucking segments are passed.
11 Aug 2018
Sponsored: Ferromex's Vice President Luis Hernandez on North American expansion strategy, and capacity, regulation challenges and opportunities for intermodal growth.
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06 Aug 2018
The loss of supply chain time, not truck drivers, has squeezed US truckload capacity; and there’s one segment of surface transport that’s seen a substantial service change.
Old Dominion Freight Line.
31 Jul 2018
The mode-shifting by shippers is not only caused by tight US truckload capacity, but also changing retail dynamics in the “Amazon Era.”
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26 Jul 2018
Soaring trucking and rising broader surface transportation rates are forcing logistics changes, and there is a distinct trend.
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26 Jul 2018
Freight demand remains strong, even in summer, carriers say, and that’s allowing them to pick and choose the most profitable freight, with peak season just ahead.

Commentary

Eight months into the electronic logging era, the impact of the US electronic logging device mandate is becoming clearer, and it’s both greater and less than anticipated.

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