As per this graphical representation provided by Federal Motor Carrier Safety (FMCSA) on their website, the number of times the drivers are given tickets for violations of hours of service have gone down considerably since the mandate came in effect in December, 2017.
The percentage has decreased from 1.31% to 0.64% in May 2018. The drastic change came in January, 2017 from 1.19% to 0.83% which was the first month of the ELD mandate.
FMCSA has also provided periodic Motor Carrier Safety Progress reports. For more information, please visit: www.fmcsa.dot.gov/
A prediction can be made that this decrease will continue considering that ELD’s are used accurately.
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