US Trucking Companies Divide over Electronic Logging Devices
More than half of the trucking companies questioned in a recent survey said they are already 100 percent compliant with an electronic logging mandate that takes effect December 2017. However, nearly 25 percent of those motor carriers, mostly smaller trucking companies, said they have no “immediate plans” to begin implementation of electronic logging devices.
The survey of more than 2,000 trucking companies by third-party logistics provider Transplace reveals a real divide between large motor carriers and their smaller competitors. Of the companies with more than 250 trucks, 81 percent said they had already achieved “full implementation” of ELDs. All of those companies had started implementing ELDs.