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productivity impacts from widespread ELD deployment.
HOS RULES
Many of the concerns surrounding
the ELD mandate derive from the
lack of flexibility in the HOS rules.
While 2017 saw a final determination
and permanent removal of the more
restrictive 34-hour restart provisions
in the FMCSA's HOS rules, the lack
of flexibility in the rules kept HOS
as the No. 3 industry issue in the
2017 survey.
The top strategy identified by survey
respondents for addressing the HOS
concern was to push for flexibility in
how drivers split their driving, on-duty
and rest times. The current rule

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ELD MANDATE
No. 2 on the list of top concerns
is the electronic logging device
(ELD) mandate. After a number
of legal challenges, the FMCSA's

long-awaited ELD mandate went
into place on Dec. 18. However,
given that the mandate ranked as
the second-biggest issue facing the
industry in 2017, it is clear that many
in the industry remain concerned
about the costs associated with
deploying ELDs, what deployment
will mean for industry productivity
and how the data collected will be
used beyond hours-of-service (HOS)
compliance. As of press time, others
in the industry indicated concern
that the implementation window
would be further extended beyond
Dec. 18, 2017. Throughout 2018,
it will be critical for the industry
to continue to work with its supply chain partners to manage the

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Survey respondents believe the
top strategy for addressing the driver
shortage is to work with state and
federal authorities to develop a graduated CDL program to attract safe
younger drivers to the industry. This
is a top research priority for ATRI as
well, and work is underway at ATRI
to develop and test a younger driver
assessment tool-one that would
reliably identify young individuals
possessing the same personality traits
as safe older drivers.



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Direction January/February 2018

FROM THE PRESIDENT
INDUSTRY NEWS
WHAT’S NEW AT AMSA
AMSA PARTNER PROFILES
Generations on the Move
Forecasting the Future
WASHINGTON WATCH
FAST FACTS
ADVERTISERS’ INDEX
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