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FMCSA: Hours Violations Have ‘Dropped Significantly’ Under ELD Mandate

(Commercial Carrier Journal)

Hours of service violations, as a percentage of total inspections, have been cut by about half since the electronic logging device mandate took effect in December, according to data released Friday by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

In the most recent two full months, since so-called hard enforcement of the ELD mandate began April 1, that percentage has dropped to 0.64 percent, according to FMCSA’s figures.

From May through August of last year, the number of inspections that yielded hours of service violations trended at consistent 1.3 percent. In the months leading up to the December 18, 2017, deadline for adoption, that percentage fell slightly to 1.2 percent. Click here to read more.