ELD’s Are Not Responsible for Driver Shortage
Little Evidence suggests that the ELD mandate will cause a driver shortage. According to a comprehensive survey just released, 30% of carriers said they would rather stop their business rather than comply with the federal mandate, however half of those say they will comply by the deadline, or already have. In total, 39% surveyed drivers said they plan to comply with the electronic device rules on or by December 18th. 9% of carriers already have complied, with another 9% planning to seek exemption. Carriers are upset with the “wait and see” approach of this decision, but will see how the decision affects their income before conforming, or selling their assets.