After years off talks, delays, and negotiations, the FMCSA and DOT have officially put the ELD Mandate into law. As of Monday, December 18th, the FMSCA regulation requires interstate motor carriers to have electronic logging devices installed in their trucks in order to track their drivers' hours of service. Now the arena in which LTI competes has changed.
Before, the playing field was unfair as some carriers ran illegally on flexible paper logs (in some cases, multiple sets of logs). However, now everyone is being held to the same rules, and customers are going to get a true sense of how everyone runs. The mandates impact on small carriers and owner operators is expected to be a 3-5% strain on current capacity.
“Our prediction for the future is that on time delivery is the new name of the game.”
Shippers will be seeing the true performance of carriers. Our prediction for the future is that on time delivery is the new name of the game. All excuses go by the wayside and now everyone is held to the same rules. Now more than ever, this is our chance to show our customers how our service stacks up to others. On time delivery needs to be the focus of every driver and everyone in operations to shine in front of our customers.
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