What is happening: The electronic logging device has had a patchy history in the trucking industry, and even now still has its opposition.
The start: The ELD has appeared in the top ten trucking issues since 2012, according to the American Transport Research Institute.
Now: The ELD caused a big stir in 2017, before the mandate finally came into effect in 2018. Compliance with the ELD is very high, and many jumped straight on the technology.
Benefits: The main reason behind the device is to increase safety on the road for both truckers and other passengers.
Opponents: Many believe the ELD with further squeeze trucking capacity and have a negative effect on efficiency. These issues could also spill over into other sectors such as shipping and air transport.