Owner-Operators: Getting Over the ELD Hump

Owner-operators were hoping that a small business exception would sneak its way into the ELD mandate at the final hour, but that didn’t happen. The FMCSA made a few changes in the final ELD rule that are supposed to ease the pain. For example, the rule doesn't require that the ELD be able to track the truck's location in real-time, and it doesn't have to include in-cab communication. But the big picture stays the same: Owner-operators will have to start using electronic logs by Dec. 16, 2017.

We’ll be keeping tabs on how owner-operators can beat the ELD mandate over on our new blog, The Edge. Check the blog daily for updates that can help your business, such as:

There will also be a weekly newsletter that’s specifically for owner-operators. Subscribe to The Edge to get the latest news and info about ELDs and more.

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan joined DAT Freight & Analytics in 2014, covering topics for motor carriers, freight intermediaries and shippers. Prior to joining DAT, Matt spent more than 10 years in journalism as a writer and editor for the Anchorage Daily News, Nashville Scene and other publications.