It's hard to imagine trucking before mobile devices. Remember plotting your route with a truckers atlas? Using payphones and calling cards?
Whether you agree with mask-wearing or not, it's been a reality for truckers since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic began.
As drivers, we have limited time at home and it's important to make the most of it. In today's COVID world a lot of events have been cancelled and many of the places and venues we usually enjoy are closed or open at limited capacity.
The life of a truck driver can be an unhealthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally. I know this isn't groundbreaking news. It's obvious that a job can lead to unhealthy habits when it requires long hours of sitting, lots of time away from home, tight deadlines, and little access to common amenities such as a kitchen or exercise equipment.
In trucking, we make hay when the sun shines. But as some normalcy returns we start to see some familiar things getting more ink in trucking. Inspection blitz, HOS news, and infrastructure have been making headlines.
There are reasons why professional drivers can log that many miles safely. The trucking industry is more safety-focused now more than ever. The entire culture has changed to safety and compliance over the past few decades. That trend continues with trucking associations, trucking companies, and truck drivers prioritizing safety.
There are lots happening in trucking. We've put together some of our latest articles in case you missed them. Between rule changes and COVID it seems there is never a dull moment.
The FMCSA has released its final rule to the hours of service. The proposed changes do a good job to give drivers the flexibility to manage their work while keeping safety a top priority.
CVSA had postponed the annual International Roadcheck inspection campaign indefinitely, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, which was planned for May 5 – 7. CVSA plans to go forward with Operation Safe Driver Week and Brake Safety Week
Life and trucking are different today than a month ago. Changes to our work happen daily, sometimes, within hours. It's difficult to keep up.