In the debate over just how much truckload capacity will be pushed from the US market because of the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate, the safety and productivity improvements often get lost. Those improvements will benefit shippers, motor carriers, third-party logistics, and drivers. The ELDs – which when connected to engines, brakes and other onboard systems will generate massive data from millions of tractor-trailers – can allow tech-savvy motor carriers to better match drivers with loads, lane by lane, and make better use of the time drivers spend on the road.
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