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Trucking Companies Still Need to Implement ELDs

02.6.2018 - 6:08 PM Comments: 0

The ELD mandate has been in effect since December 18, 2017, and one thing is clear:

The transportation industry transition to ELDs is not finished.

In fact, according to latest studies, 28% of truckers are still not ELD compliant. Meaning out of approximately 3.1 million truckers, 868,000 drivers are still not compliant.

Get Compliant As Soon As Possible

If you are not ELD compliant yet, then there is no time to waste. Between now and April 1, if you don’t have the ELD technology, then your drivers will be cited and fined. Once April 1 rolls around, the out-of-service orders for non-compliant truckers will begin.

Prevent these potential violations and save your business money by complying as soon as possible. If you are still unsure about how to find a reliable ELD vendor in a short time frame, then keep these tips in mind:

Look for reviews from real users on unbiased platforms. Pick technology that is intuitive and easy to implement, to save you from any headaches down the road. Find a vendor that provides 24/7 support from real people. Try calling them, and if you can’t get an answer in a timely manner, then choose a different vendor.

2018 Forecast for Truckers

While the trucking industry as a whole still has work to do, there are some good news for truckers as we head past the first month of ELD regulations.

For larger trucking companies, big profits can be achieved by those who are compliant. From the study, about 74% of truckers said that spot rates will rise this year. In addition, 78% of truckers sail volume will rise as well.

Are You Compliant?

When it comes down to it, to negate many of the numerous problems that can occur, transportation businesses need to ensure that there is strong communication between drivers and the back office once the ELD mandate has gone into effect.

In respect to the impending ELD mandate, if you need additional help, UTECH is here for you. With our knowledge and expertise, we will ease your fears, so you can continue doing your job efficiently.

We are leading specialists in the trucking industry, to help ensure safety for everyone on the roads. GPSTab has gone through a rigorous certification process, and we guarantee that it will make a great choice as an ELD or AOBRD solution for your business. With the well-known and tested GPSTab platform, our edition will provide more functionality to fleets of all sizes, while keeping drivers happy.

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