Hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate

Hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate

The primary purpose of the ELD mandate is to improve hours-of-service compliance and increase road safety.

How effective has it been so far?

Recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reveals that hours-of-service compliance has improved significantly after ELD mandate. In July and August 2017, before the implementation of the ELD mandate, up to 1.36 percent of driver inspections had at least one HOS violation. That number has gradually decreased ever since.

In January 2018, the HOS violation ratio dropped to 0.83%. In May 2018, after full enforcement of the ELD mandate, it dropped even further to just 0.64%.

The following infographic shows the trend over a span of 12 months.

Infographic - Fewer Hours-of-Service violations after ELD implementation

Apart from hours-of-service violations, drivers also need to be aware of ELD violations. On April 1, 2018, full enforcement of the mandate began, which means that ELD violations now affect a carrier’s CSA score. There are 22 ELD-related violations that affect the SMS scores.

ELDs also have several benefits other than compliance. For instance, ELDs provide valuable data to fleet managers that they can use to improve their operations, increase road safety, and minimize expenses. For more information on how to leverage ELD data, read the power of ELD data for fleet managers.

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