Last year was pretty interesting for the trucking industry – rising fuel costs, new regulations, driver shortage, new interesting and innovative truck models, self driving trucks are on the rise also. A lot have happened in 2018 and we are curious about what is coming in 2019. Here’s an early jump on 2019 predictions and trends
2018 was a good year for the trucking industry chalk-full of interesting and fun trucking events. As it seems, 2019 won’t be any different. Although starting a bit slow in January, 2019 promises a lot of shows and exhibitions to the truck enthusiast and the trucking professionals.
In 2018 men are still dominating in the trucking industry when we talk about drivers. However, times are changing and trucking jobs for women are on the rise. As a woman considering a job as a trucker now is the prime time for you to get behind the wheel. The industry needs more qualified truck drivers, and women drivers offer a huge advantage in expanding the job pool. We want to dedicate our last article for 2018 to the women who are considering career as a trucker, but still hasn’t made their final choice.
New Years Eve is one of the deadliest nights of the year for drivers. That’s because of the people who are partying and consuming too much alcohol. And even some of them are engaging in drunk driving. That’s the reason most of the truck drivers doesn’t want to go on the road on that night. And we are not blaming them. But we’re concerned about everyone’s safety and we did a list of tips on how to do your job and get back home safe and well.
A few days ago, this week, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced that drivers hauling livestock and insects are free to run on paper logs instead of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) until further notice.