A third of fleets still use paper logs, despite ELD mandate

The ELD mandate continues to inspire anger and frustration in truckers and fleet managers, but much quieter are the voices of those who see value in the data they produce.

According to the survey, 72% of ELD users see some benefit in the system, although ELDs are also the industry's most prominent compliance concern. The most well-understood benefits were a lower risk of compliance violations, the ability to eliminate manual processes and driver and public safety.

Currently, telematics are being used primarily for tracking the most basic indicators they offer, such as vehicle location, hours of service and speed. Less than half of respondents use telematics to track driver performance, idling, harsh braking and maintenance. Less than a third track fuel usage, jobs completed or engine hours using telematics.

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