ARLINGTON, Va. — The National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) is the latest organization to throw its support behind the mandatory use of electronic logging devices (ELDs).
The organization said its membership supports a mandate that would require all carriers to use electronic on-board recorders to track driver hours-of-service compliance.
The group voted in support of a mandate last July, but didn’t officially declare its support for the movement until last week so it could monitor the rulemaking process before issuing an endorsement.
“I’m extremely pleased to announce that the members of the NTTC have now embraced electronic logging devices,” said Steve Rush, NTTC Chairman and CEO of New Jersey-based Carbon Express. “Personally, as a former professional driver myself, I’ve been a strong proponent of in-cab technology for years. Our NTTC membership recognizes that ELDs will allow all carriers to equally police themselves which can only lead to safer, better operations across the board. ELD technology will also greatly contribute to improved working conditions for our professional drivers which will be a large factor as capacity tightens and driver recruiting grows more challenging.”
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