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Trucks remain tight as electronic logbook rule to take effect

Dec 08, 2017 at 10:02 AM CST

Truck rates remained strong following the Thanksgiving holiday with no letup in sight as the mandatory electronic logbook regulation is slated to take effect later this month.

“There aren’t enough drivers right now and that’s not going to change with electronic logging coming in soon,” said Len Epley of Banks Brokerage Co. Inc., based in Gilbert, SC. “It’s going to be a mess. Coast-to-coast trips are going to take at least a day longer, maybe two.”