ELDs will drive up rates, increase shortage of drivers

The truck productivity hit that many have feared from electronic logging devices (ELD) may not be as severe as thought, but the implementation of the devices may hit the industry hard in other ways. Noel Perry, truck and transportation expert for FTR, told a webinar audience yesterday that spot rates could climb 20% or more and fleets may be hard pressed to find drivers in the near term.

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