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Smaller fleets are lagging behind in becoming ELD compliant, studies show


Carrier List released its latest survey results regarding ELD compliance rates Monday, and  compliance rates are dropping with time running out.

Smaller Fleets  and Bigger States Coming Into Play

​For the past six months Carrier List has been releasing weekly ELD compliance results. Each week three categories have always lagged behind; smaller fleets, regional operators and dry bulk haulers.  ​

This week, ELD compliance rates dropped to 82 percent.

With these dips and dives in compliance rates, and less than three weeks until the final deadline on April 1st, it is all coming down to the last minute.

All three catagories continue to drag the overall ELD compliance rate down.  As an example, over the past three weeks fleets operating under twenty trucks are at 85 percent, compared to 98 percent for fleets running over twenty trucks.

Hill Looks at the Curve

Kevin Hill, founder of CarrierLists, has been interviewing fleet owners trying to find out how ready they are for the ELD mandate, as well as the extent of their compliance.

After interviewing 3,000 fleets for ELD compliance, Hill found that, despite the statistics, a lot of small and mid-sized fleets are not waiting to adopt ELD’s at the last minute.

However, the chart that shows ELD compliance based on the carrier’s home state tells us that California and Texas, the two states with the most trucking companies, rank near the very bottom for compliance.


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