Electronic logging devices are about to become an industry-wide requirement. Are you aware of how it may impact you and when compliance become mandatory?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has deadlines given by the US Senate Appropriations Committee for publishing a new mandate on the use of electronic logging devices in the trucking industry. The electronic logs mandate aims to update current tracking methods in an effort to improve accuracy and efficiency in reporting and delivery.
Many freight carriers have already implemented the use of electronic logging devices in their fleets, but as of yet, it has only been an optional investment. However, early adopters to new technology are already experiencing a competitive advantage. With a new federal mandate coming soon, this technology will soon affect brokers, driver, shippers, and carriers alike.