Electronic Logging Device Mandate

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.

Special Coverage

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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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21 Jan 2019
The 2019 regulatory schedule isn’t clear, but what is clear is that there will be many more hours of debate over truck driver hours of service.
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21 Jan 2019
The intermodal sector enters 2019 with cautious optimism amid adequate US economic growth; however, factors point toward more-competitive conditions.
Knight-Swift Transportation.
17 Jan 2019
Knight-Swift projects higher fourth-quarter, first-quarter earnings, but analysts are not doing the same for 2019 truckload pricing forecasts.
A truck travels in the United States.
16 Jan 2019
Truckload carriers are losing some of the bargaining leverage they hoped to retain in 2019.
A truck travels on a US road.
14 Jan 2019
Long delays in CDL skills tests in some states discourage potential drivers and create a ‘hidden’ drain on capacity.
Logistics technology and global trade.
11 Jan 2019
A host of technology providers in the North American surface transportation space have released tools to access previously hidden capacity.

Commentary

The electronic logging device means big data analysis is possible across the trucking/logistics sphere — and that opens up a world of opportunities for improved efficiency, fleet optimization, and more.

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