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3/29/2018
US trucking capacity and Ramadan 2018

We are updating you today about the US trucking capacity situation, which has become more challenging. On the other side of the globe, Ramadan season is soon approaching and will affect not only the Muslim countries but also their importers.

If you have any questions, you are welcome to discuss with your DACHSER representatives.
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US trucking capacity shortage

The US government will fully enforce the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) regulations on 1st April 2018.

An electronic logging device — or ELD — is used to electronically record a driver’s Record of Duty Status (RODS). It replaces the paper logbook some drivers currently use to record their compliance with Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. Read more about ELD regulations.

With these new regulations, the FCL trucking rates are supposed to increase by 30%. Further rate rise and shortage in capacity are expected and will also affect Canada.

Ramadan 2018

The Ramadan season is coming soon. Ramadan starts on 16th May 2018 and lasts for 30 days. During this holy month, Muslims will practice fasting. We encourage you to check the impact on your shipments well in advance to avoid delays.

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