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Survey: 12% of trucking companies aren’t ELD compliant


A recent study into fleet compliance with the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate found that a significant number of companies are lagging behind on meeting requirements.

The survey was published on July 23 by Florida-based MiX Telematics and was performed by Bobit Research Services. The survey mainly focused on fleet compliance with ELD regulations. MiX says that there were 194 respondents to the survey.

MiX offered survey highlights:

  • Three-fourths of companies surveyed have already implemented an ELD solution in compliance with the ELD mandate. Among those who have implemented:
       –   Four-fifths consider their ELD solution to be full-featured, offering compliance alongside many other features. The balance consider their ELDs to be entry-level, compliance-only tools.
  • One-fourth of companies surveyed have not implemented an ELD solution.
       –   Among the 12% (1 in 8) who have not yet implemented, three-fourths plan to do so by December 2019.
       –   The remaining 13% who have not implemented are not subject to the ELD mandate.
  • As expected, nearly all fleet professionals who were collecting data were using their ELD solution to collect HOS (Hours of Service) data. Fewer focused on data relating to vehicle location, vehicle mileage and vehicle speed statistics – all are extremely valuable to fleets focused on safety and efficiency gains.
  • When asked if they expected to achieve positive ROI on their ELD investments this year, 59 percent of those using full-featured ELDs said yes, while only 37 percent of those using entry-level tools said yes.

The ELD Mandate went into effect in December of 2017 with “hard enforcement” in April 2018.


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