ELD mandate tops list of trucking industry concerns, survey shows

Hours of service also ranks as a leading issue

Posted October 4, 2016

The looming implementation date of the federal mandate on the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) topped the list of trucking industry concerns, according to a survey released on October 3, 2016.

The annual survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), revealed that 65 percent of respondents are concerned about productivity impacts the industry may experience from full deployment of ELDs.

The results of the survey were generated from more than 3,200 responses from motor carriers and commercial drivers. The ATRI Top Industry Issues report also includes prioritized strategies for addressing each issue.

Dropping one position from its top ranking the past three years, hours of service (HOS) stayed near the top of the list due to ongoing uncertainty of a final HOS rule. Ranking third in this year’s survey — Cumulative Economic Impacts of Trucking Regulations — is new to the annual list.

The lack of available truck parking moved the issue up again this year to fourth place overall and the state of the nation’s economy rounds out the top five concerns on the list.

The full report is available on ATRI’s website.

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