This is one of the findings delivered by a study regarding the reduction of crashes with implementation of the ELD mandate. The study was performed by researchers from two universities, Arkansas and Northeastern.
The data for this study, recorded crashes and driver inspections, was collected from the FMSCA. The period of time selected was after the ELD mandate came into effect, from January, 1, 2017 until September 1, 2018.
The findings from the study revealed that, before the ELD mandate came into force, the number of crashes involving trucks per week was 1,717, after a rigorous enforcement of the ELD mandate this number was 1,703. On the other hand HOS compliance has increased.
Another finding was that the speeding violations’ frequency has grown since the ELD mandate became effective December 2017. The smaller carriers have been the most affected segment in relation to these speeding infractions because they wanted to compensate their productive losses produced by ELD mandate enforcement.