Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) became mandatory for commercial trucks on December 18, 2017, and, almost immediately, there were reports of missed pick ups, late deliveries, canceled loads, lack of available drivers, and a whole host of other issues related to the constriction of capacity.
The truckload sector is certainly adversely affected as is the intermodal trucking market.
We have said it here before, but it warrants being repeated. It behooves everyone in the supply chain to tighten up their processes to improve driver productivity. Ignoring the issues and continuing down the path of requesting drivers to absorb the time it takes to chase after chassis or food grade equipment, absorb the delays at terminals, absorb the congestion on the roadways and absorb long loading/ unloading times will result in massive bottlenecks in the supply chain.
Please do your part. Even just a few minutes shaved off a drivers day will have a positive impact on the ability to complete the transaction and keep the cargo moving.