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Understanding Electronic Logging Devices and Their Impact on Carriers and Shippers

Understanding Electronic Logging Devices and Their Impact on Carriers and Shippers

The December 18th compliance date draws near for carriers to implement electronic logging devices on their fleet, affecting an estimated 500,000 carriers and over 3.5 million drivers.  Electronic logging devices, ELDs for short, would replace paper logs

Investigative Report – Younger Generation Steering Away from Career in Trucking Industry

 Investigative Report – Younger Generation Steering Away from Career in Trucking Industry

With driver capacity being a top issue in the trucking industry, carriers are investing in recruiting techniques to employ and retain drivers. In a brief interview, Freight Transportation Research Associates’ Managing Director & Senior Consultant Noel Perry explained that over the past three or four years, the industry experienced a driver shortage of 150,000, but that number has drastically increased, and will continue to do so, in the upcoming years. “Now we are at somewhere around 220,000 and we’ll stay in that neighborhood for another year and then it gets much worse.”