The Latest in Transportation
Study Finds The Use Of ELDs Has Not Changed Crash Rates
Since New Mandate Took Effect
A study concluded that the use of ELDs since the mandate's effective date of December 2017 has yet to reduce the rate of truck crashes, but has, instead, increased the frequency of speeding violations.

The report states that this increase in speeding violations is most likely due "to drivers trying to make up for productivity losses caused by ELD adoption."

Researchers gathered their information from driver inspections and federally recorded crashes between January 1, 2017 and September 1, 2018, most of it coming from the FMCSA.
Opinion: What Shippers Can Expect In 2019
With 2018 being one of the best years in the transportation industry, we look into 2019 to see if the demand, the freight, and the rates will continue to grow.

Here are just a couple of things to look for this year according to Bob Farrell, Executive Chairman of GlobalTranz Enterprises:
  • Steady Rate Hikes: Many freight market analysts continue to predict strong freight demand and bullish markets driving steady rate increases through 2020. This is despite the fact that truck utilization is expected to drop from 100% in 2018 to 94% this year.
  • Predictive Analytics: Looking and understanding big data will help minimize driver cost and increase efficiency.
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