WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — ‘Not enough’ is a common phrase in the trucking industry. Not enough drivers. Not enough pay. Electronic logging devices (ELDs) have added a new one: not enough minutes.
It’s true that the hours-of-service regulations didn't change. Not enough minutes is a byproduct of the digitization of time. Paper logs are out, electronics are in. Small carriers, many waiting until the last minute to switch, can't get as much done in a workday than before. One extra hour to finish that final delivery and find parking was fudged on a paper log but not anymore.