Jan 19, 2016 at 07:23 AM CST
By John D. Schulz
The federal government’s mandate to require electronic logging devices (ELDs) in all interstate commercial trucks by late 2017 is being hailed as a boon for safety as well as a potential gain in efficiency for fleets seeking to squeeze every hour of available workers in an increasingly tighter regulatory environment.
“It simply makes us safer as an industry,” Chuck Hammel, president of Pittsburgh-based Pitt Ohio, the nation’s 17th-largest LTL carrier, said. Pitt Ohio operates 813 tractors and nearly 400 straight trucks in its LTL fleet.