Monday, December 18, 2017 the ELD Mandate went into effect. Although carriers are not being ticketed for non-compliance, and there are a few situations which receive exemptions, the industry is adjusting to another regulation. So now that ELD’s are in place, what effects are we seeing thus far?
To previously compliant carriers, there is no change, business as usual for the most part. However, our Keller Trucking fleet indicates there is an increase in weigh stations pulling trucks in to verify that ELD’s are in use; which opens up the driver and carrier to more opportunities for full blown inspections.
On the other hand, small carriers that are new to the ELD game have seen a dramatic impact as they are not able to drop and hook in their network, as most do not have the equipment or steady rounds to do so making them live load or unload at each stop. Which adds time to an already ticking clock.