FleetOps data reveals sleepiest states in U.S. trucking industry
Essential ELD data to ensure drivers get enough rest before operating vehicles weighing up to 80,000 pounds
TORONTO, May 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — FleetOps, North America The fastest growing capacity aggregation and freight matching platform, designed exclusively for brokers and third-party logistics, today announced its real-time data capabilities that provide actionable insights based on information fed by electronic logging devices (ELDs).
The ELDs are mandated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to create a safer work environment for freight truck drivers by tracking and recording their time spent in the cab. This includes driving, loading and unloading, and resting. FleetOps is integrated with ELDs, where their technology consolidates this critical data to share perspective on the freight market.
“One area that was important to look at is where drivers rest the most,” said Chris Atkinson, co-founder and CEO of FleetOps. “Along with national awareness and a federal commitment to improving the entire trucking industry, this data helps narrow the scope of where geographically there may be opportunities to focus and understand trends. .”
FleetOps data reveals that the states where drivers stop for an extended rest period are either in the middle of the country or near some of America’s busiest freight states. The five sleepiest states for freight drivers are Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Nevada and New Mexico.
The drivers take a break Nevada before picking up or delivering loads in Californiaand conductors with loads en route to and from Texas often stop to rest New Mexico. That leaves the majority of major resting states as common waypoints for long-haul drivers in Central America.
“The most important factor in creating efficiencies for the trucking industry is data,” said Jacob Gordon, FleetOps Product Manager. “Transparency is the foundation of our mission. By leveraging time-sequenced geo-positional data, it provides a layer of visibility for carriers and brokers and enables matching, targeting, scheduling, aggregation and pricing optimal for users.”
Through its platform, the company captures hours of service, location and engine data as well as carrier preferences and will launch additional tracking maps over the next month, which will include “Drive Thru”, “Most Time Driving In” and “Most Time Driving In”. Spent Idling In”.
Information is based on a random sample of 2,000 active drives in calendar year 2022.
Founded in 2017, FleetOps is an on-demand freight marketplace that matches freight from brokers to carriers with available capacity. To do this, the system leverages electronic driver logging device data and artificial intelligence to improve existing systems and increase trucking efficiency.
With over 227,000 drivers currently available to haul loads, the company has raised over $8.5 million to date with investors such as Resolute Ventures and Inspired Capital. FleetOps has existing partnerships with Convoy, Edge Logistics, FleetComplete and Loadsmart. To visit FleetOps.ai to learn more.
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