Using Data to Navigate ELD Impacts

Zipline’s President, Andrew Lynch, recently spoke with The Journal of Commerce’s (JOC.com) Bill Cassidy about ELD impacts. Lynch shared that we’ve been leveraging our data analytics tool KanoPI to identify the customer shipments that are more vulnerable to ELD-related disruptions.

We identified that shipments traveling anywhere between 450 and 550 miles will be impacted the most. On those lanes, transit times on average rose from 1.05 transit days before Dec. 18, when the ELD mandate took effect, to 1.22 transit days after the mandate, an increase of 16.2 percent. That equates to about 4 additional hours of transit time, on average, pushing drivers to the limits of their daily legal driving time.

Lynch shares that, “The cost to run the truck hasn’t changed, so these guys are just losing time and that’s pushing freight¬†costs… We also found that the impact on the shorter lanes is greater than on longer runs. On shipments between 750 and 1,000 miles, we saw a 10 percent increase in transit days.”

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