For fleets that haven’t yet tapped into telematics-linked electronic logging devices (ELDs) – which encompasses roughly a third of the trucking industry, according to one expert – the now-ticking two-year compliance window to install said technology should not be viewed as merely a “burden.”

Rather, according to a cross-section of technology providers, view the ELD final rule as an opportunity to gain critical benefits – especially in terms of data that can ultimately generate significant costs savings for any size of trucking operation.

Yet those fleets in need of adopting ELDs need to view the now-imposed mandate to install them as an “opportunity” to generate major cost savings for their operations, stressed Jim Griffin, chief technology officer with truck-leasing provider Fleet Advantage.

“If you don’t view this [mandate] as an opportunity, you are being short-sighted,” he explained to Fleet Owner.

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