We are reviewing the best new class 8 over long haul trucks for 2021. In this week's issue we are reviewing the 2021 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution with some optional features.
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses have seen ups and downs. The trucking industry, and its drivers, in particular, have stood out as essential workers during this time by delivering not only medical supplies to hospitals (such as facemasks, gloves, and ventilators), but also delivering goods to consumers who have been ordering more and more of their staples online.
Spot market rates for trucks hit new highs. Will economic unsertainty, the possibility of a second waive and the November election affect the trucking industry in particular small trucking firms and the owner operators. Our best guess on the current situation.
With long hours, more routes, and new safety procedures, many drivers may be considering taking the plunge into becoming an independent owner/operator in order to have greater control over their routes and their profits, but it may not be without its financial drawbacks for most new drivers.
COVID 19 is here to stay for a while
Lessons owner operators and trucking companies can take from the Swedish model to stay safe and healthy on the road