DAT Survey Results

91% of Carriers Comply with ELD Mandate

In late February 2018, two months after the ELD mandate went into effect, DAT surveyed 645 carriers — mostly owner-operators — about their use of ELDs and how the new regulations have affected detention policies. Here are the results of that survey:

  • 81% have already installed ELDs, 10% are exempt from the mandate, and 2% plan to comply by April 1.
  • More than half (53%) started using ELDs less than three months ago.
  • 77% reported that at least one in five of their loads involve detention of more than two hours.
  • 87% said that it's harder to find truck parking since the mandate took effect.
  • Only 2.8% described themselves as "likely" or "very likely" to leave the trucking industry.

Driver Detention — Brokers and Carriers have different views

DAT also surveyed both carriers and brokers on the topic of driver detention. The results show how differently brokers and carriers perceive the extent of the problem and how often and how long drivers are detained. See the full results of all three surveys by downloading the PDFs below.