18 months after the United States began requiring Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) for all commercial trucks, Canada announced they will put this requirement into play beginning this week and with the full implementation in 2021.
Recently, Zero-Emission trucks hit the road in California as part of Toyota and Kenworth’s Zero-and-Near-Zero Emission Freight Facilities Project. Toyota Logistics Services and UPS have 7 of the 10 trucks on the road. The project also includes two heavy-duty hydrogen fueling stations which were developed by Shell in California.
During a seminar held by Bibby Financial Services at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY on March 28th, information was presented from a survey that was gathered from 250 small to mid-sized trucking businesses.
Obtaining a commercial driver’s license (CDL) might become easier to do for the younger generation in the upcoming years or even months. Currently, the age to obtain a CDL is 18 years old. There are many restrictions though if you are under 21 years of age. These restrictions include only being able to drive intrastate or in your state of residence and you also cannot haul hazardous materials.
We are coming up to the one year mark of the mandatory implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in the trucking industry. While we cannot know for sure, just yet, if it has made an impact in trucking or not, we can take a look at what they have done to improve the safety on the road for truck drivers.