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
With the COVID-19 situation right now, health is the biggest topic of the recent months. And it should always be, because health is the most important thing. However, truck drivers’ health is most of the times overlooked, taking a back seat to information such as profitability and deadlines. In times like these, when the world faces a pandemic, noone’s health should be overlooked, so we will look deeper in the health issues – both physical and mental – that truckers face on their job. Also, we will provide a list with some health tips that are easy to follow and can really make the difference.