While some truckers did not go quietly, the ELD Mandate is now in full effect and professional truck drivers must go paperless.
A recent Help Inc. survey shows that many fleets are still not ready for the mandate.
"Of those who have not installed an ELD, 68% do not plan to do so prior to the December 18 deadline. Twenty-six percent of these respondents gave as their reason the fact that they are not convinced the ELD mandate will actually take effect and 31% said they are not planning to install ELDs at all."
“I believe there is a misconception among some fleets and owner-operators/drivers that ELDs are expensive and difficult to install, but that’s not the case,” said Rasmussen. “PrePass and a few other providers offer ELD solutions that literally take just a few seconds to install when paired up with a smartphone or tablet, and the apps cost no more than a dollar per day to use.”
Safety should be a top priority for trucking companies, not matter the cost. The ELD mandate ensures professional truck drivers are being safe.
"Electronic logs and the ELD mandate ensure that all drivers' driving time is recorded accurately to help make the nation's roadways safer for all drivers."
Are you ready for the ELD mandate? Is your current company using electronic logging devices? If you’re ready to join TransLand, an ELD-compliant company, apply today.