The American Transportation Research Institute has launched an initiative to collect and warehouse anonymized electronic logging device data to help the industry address other industry problems.
Now that automatic electronic logging devices are mandatory for most carriers, the industry has an opportunity to use the data collected by ELDs to document and address issues that impact driver and carrier safety, operations, and productivity.
“The new data generated by ELDs can provide a wealth of insight and research support to our industry," explained Andrew Boyle, co-president of Boyle Transportation and a member of ATRI’s board. “But we clearly need a trusted third-party facilitator to manage and monitor how the information is used. ATRI is uniquely suited to serve that role. In the right context, ELDs can provide the real-world data needed to guide future regulations and initiatives.”
A number of trucking fleets have already shared their ELD data with ATRI to evaluate its potential for a number of critical industry analyses. ATRI is now is looking for an expanded group of motor carriers that are willing to regularly provide anonymized ELD data to ATRI for the industry clearinghouse.
Through the collection of anonymous, aggregated ELD data, ATRI hopes to support solid, thorough and scientifically valid analyses to address major industry problems.
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ATRI will schedule a webinar for interested fleets in November to provide more detail on what will be required to participate in the clearinghouse.