Hours of Service (HoS) violations are down in the United States since electronic logging devices (ELDs) took effect in Decemeber, says the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
FMCSA reports a clear decrease in violations between Dec 18, 2017 and April 1, 2018 of just 0.85 % of drivers, compared to 1.19% before the Dec. 18 rollout of mandatory ELDs.
After the end of the April 1 soft enforcement period (which non-compliant drivers received violation warnings but not fines) HoS violations dropped again to just 0.64% of drivers in May 2018.
FMCSA numbers say that amounts to just under 2,000 violations compared with just under 4,000 for the same month last year.
FMCSA released an infographic illustrating the improvements here.