Preparing for the Elog mandate: how it impacts your business
According to a recent report, 15 percent of the industry won’t be ELD compliant by the December 18, 2017, deadline. Given that the latest count of carriers is 1,516,510, that means 227,476 carriers are scrambling to order, install and train their staffs on Elogs. Some delays are a result of financial challenges and procrastination. Therefore, it’s important to work with your transportation provider to ensure which carriers are compliant and which ones are not.
ELDs replace paper logs and will instantly record driving time and monitor engine hours, vehicle movement, miles driven and location information. ELDs can reduce costs by reducing the effective number of miles a driver can log, further tightening trucking capacity at a time of ongoing limited truck driver supply, rising pay and higher overall fleet costs. For businesses that rely on moving their cargo, choosing the right freight supplier is more important than ever to ensure that quality of product is upheld effectively.
Agforce is working with carriers to ensure compliance for customers. “We are actively working with our carriers to monitor and track their status. This includes our visibility to DNU carriers’ activities. Carriers with an unfavorable safety rating are removed, and our team continues to focus on providing qualified and compliant freight services,” said Karla O’Malley, manager of carrier compliance for Agforce.
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For additional information related to the Elog mandate, check out these articles:
FreightWaves: ELD update: 15% of industry not expected to be fully compliant at deadline
Logistics Management: Pending December 2017 ELD implementation remains on track, says ex-FMCSA head Sandberg
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