On December 16, 2015, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) published the Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Final Rule, and phase 1 began. An ELD works with the vehicle engine to track and share driver data, and the ELD rule applies to carriers and drivers who are currently required to maintain records of duty status. During phase 1, use of ELDs would be voluntary and companies would be able to use any combination of ELDs, automated onboard recording devices (AOBRDs), logging software, and paper log books. This phase was to last two years and would allow companies a grace period to become compliant with the new rules.
On December 18, 2017, drivers and carriers subject to the new rule must use ELDs, or AOBRDs that were installed prior to the deadline. Trucking industry analysts are predicting that spot rates could soar, and the industry could experience up to a 3.7% loss overall as drivers will no longer be able to fudge their paper logbooks (according to Transport Topics News). Because of this change to the industry, companies are going to be forced to find another way to deliver their products to their outside markets.
By using our Warehouse On Wheels system, our customers don't have to worry about ELDs tracking their drive times because none of their drivers are making drives longer than the allowed hours-of-service. Line-hauling multiple non-CDL bodies into remote markets allows locally stationed drivers to perform final mile deliveries without extended drive times. By using our system, companies can deliver their product up to 300 miles from their warehouse. This not only allows companies to bypass the need for extra warehousing and cross-docking, but it also allows the delivery driver to start and end their day in the same market which eliminates long windshield times. As the transportation industry continues to become more technologically advanced, our system continues to make companies more efficient in providing their remote market customers with on-time deliveries. See below how our system works, and as always you can see all the information about our system here.