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Majority of small fleets yet to comply with ELD mandate

ELD ComplianceWith just six weeks remaining before enforcement of the U.S. DOT’s electronic logging device begins, 60 percent of fleets running between 1 and 100 trucks have yet to adopt ELDs, according to a recent survey conducted by CarrierLists.

In sum, 1,982 carriers were surveyed, with most of the survey respondents running 40 trucks or fewer. Of the 156 carriers operating between 1 and 5 trucks, 93 (60 percent) have yet to adopt ELDs. That total, while potentially indicative of the small carrier adoption rate, is still a small sample of the hundreds of thousands of smaller carriers in operation.

Nearly all carriers running 71 trucks or more reported fleet-wide adoption. Just one carrier running between 71 and 100 trucks reported a lack of compliance with the mandate. However, only 14 carriers running 71 trucks or more were surveyed.

The bulk of survey respondents operate between 6 and 25 trucks — 1,570 of the 1,982 surveyed. Their adoption rates hovered around 40 percent.

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James Jaillet is the News Editor for CCJ and Overdrive. Reach him at jjaillet@randallreilly.com.