Compulsory Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) are happening in the U.S. in December 2017 and 18 to two years a short time later in Canada.
As transporters plan to follow the administer, shippers likewise need to consider the suggestions ELDs will have without anyone else organizations.
A video made by The Canadian Trucking Alliance plots how these gadgets will be a distinct advantage for a considerable length of time of-benefit consistence, and also the connection amongst transporters and shippers.
The Impact Of ELDs On Shipping Companies
With each minute of a driver’s allowable driving hours electronically recorded, pushing carriers and drivers to bend compliance with HOS rules is no longer an option.
As ELDs become mandatory, shippers and receivers must ensure that truck drivers are spending more of their time driving—not waiting to load or unload. Once a driver is out of hours, that truck and driver cannot go anywhere until he or she has taken the mandatory off-duty break.
This means keeping freight moving and costs under control for customers will be more important than ever.
Shippers and carriers will need to work together to:
Reduce waiting times at shipping yards
Create more safe resting and off-duty areas for drivers
Adapt to more flexible delivery schedules
Carrier-Shipper Relations: A 2-Way Street
With the introduction of ELDs, planning to make the supply chain more efficient will be a two-way street.
Carriers and shippers will need to become partners, working to reduce driving time lost to:
The good news is that data collected by ELDs will allow carriers to work with shippers to identify where the inefficiencies exist in the supply chain, and focus on route optimization and improving the safety and productivity of drivers.