Reactions to the long-delayed, long-debated, long-contested ELD mandate that took (partial) effect in December have been all over the map, finds Editor in Chief Deborah Lockridge.
It’s impossible to gauge the full impact of the electronic logging device mandate yet, between temporary exemptions and a phased-in enforcement period, and in fact we may not know the true effect on the industry until rates soften significantly, according to FTR analysts.
In a wide ranging interview, CVSA executive director Collin Mooney spoke about the ELD Mandate, out of service violations and the future of commercial safety enforcement.
An audit slams the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s plan to collect data on driver detention, noting that the data collected “may not accurately describe how the diverse trucking industry experiences driver detention, which would limit any further analysis of [detention’s] impacts.”
With the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration having granted a waiver that gives PeopleNet customers that integrate existing AOBRDs with fleet management and safety systems until March 18 to continue installing ELD-compatible devices running AOBRD software, the supplier has put together material to help address the need for the waiver.