To Our Valued Customers,

On April 1, 2018 the new Electronic Log Device (ELD) mandate for truckers will become fully implemented. In the past, truckers kept paper logs of hours driven, but now are required to use ELD to record these hours. An ELD is a device that attaches to a commercial motor vehicle to record Hours of Service (HOS), or hours driven. The ELD will automatically record driving time and monitor information such as location, engine hours, vehicle movement, and miles driven. Essentially, all commercial vehicle carriers that operate across state lines will be impacted.  Additionally, any driver who maintains 8 or more days’ worth of duty status logs, out of 30 days, will require an ELD.  It is expected that the use of these devices will increase transit times and cause inland trucking rates to rise. Sumisho Global Logistics is closely following the situation and will update any further impact to our customers.

  • These automated, electronic devices will monitor and record driving time. No more paper driving logs will be permitted.
  • Hours of service for truckers are now strictly limited.
  • Less hours mean higher rates, we have already seen rates increase by up to 30% in some lanes.
  • Regulation will cause driver dissatisfaction and lead to more drivers leaving the industry, exacerbating the current deliver shortage.
  • ELD’s will increase transit time, especially on long hauls.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.