New mandate could make trucking woes worse

May 08, 2014 | 04:22 PM | Saranya Kapur

Tags  California Trucking Association, Chris Shimoda, trucking regulations, Copper College, Saranya Kapur

TUCSON, Ariz. — Federal and state regulations have had a negative impact on trucking capacity and freight costs, but the worst isn’t over, according to Chris Shimoda, director of policy at the California Trucking Association.

A federal mandate to install an electronic logging device to track drivers’ hours, expected to take effect by 2016, could lead to a further 5- to 10-percent loss in driver productivity, Shimoda told the American Copper Council’s Copper College meeting in Tucson.....

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