February 2019 Newsletter
The Latest in Transportation
Study Finds 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.
A few things to look out for this year according to Bob Farrell, Executive Chairman of GlobalTranz Enterprises, are steady hikes in rates, predictive analytics, and autonomous vehicles. Read More