ELD News Roundup – June 2019

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The ELD market has been in a bit of a back eddy in the last couple of months. We expect that things will ramp up quickly once Transport Canada and the CCMTA get the Canadian ELD Mandate introduced to parliament.

Here are some ELD news articles:

AOBRD Deadline Fast Approaching in the USA (Trucks.com): It’s estimated that 1.75 million class 8 trucks are operating in the US under the AOBRD grandfather exemption. They will all have to upgrade to a full ELD system by December 16, 2019. That will put a huge strain on the ELD Providers, particularly in forecasting their hardware requirements.

The Canadian ELD Mandate 101 (TruckNews.com): A nice refresher in why we’re doing this.

The Robots are Coming, The Robots are Coming (CDLLife.com): USPS (the US Mail) is actively testing driverless Class 8 rigs.

Driver Gets $80 Million Award from the Courts (TransportationNation.com): A US driver who was forced to falsify his log and work over his driving hours – causing him to fall asleep and have a serious injury accident.

New Class 8 Truck Orders Decline 58% (WolfStreet.com): New truck orders have historically been the ‘canary in mine’ for a pending transportation downturn.

FMCSA to Loosen Some HOS Regulatons (LandLineMag.com): The US Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association is set to relax some of the HOS regs, particularly around short haul exemptions.