Lots of exciting happening in trucking. Here’s trucking news you need to know in case you missed it.

Attracting women to trucking is about visibility – “If you want to attract women into your fleet, you have to show them they can work for you. That’s according to Jane Jazwary, CEO of CarriersEdge, who spoke at this year’s Fleet Safety Council conference about gender inequality and promoting diversity in trucking.”

Why Would Warren Buffet Invest in Truck Stops – “The deal calls for Berkshire to assume an initial 38.6 percent equity interest while the Haslam family, current owners of Pilot, will hold a 50.1 stake in the services firm. Berkshire has an additional option to acquire a 41 percent stake in 2023 as the Haslam family reduces its equity interests.”

B.C. launches Be Truck Aware campaign – “Safety is a top priority for the trucking industry and our members,” said Louise Yako, president/CEO of the B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA). “Every day, the vast majority of professional truck drivers deliver their loads without mishaps. The driving public can do their part by respecting the safety rules around operating near large trucks so that everyone gets home safely.”

ELDs remain a top fleet issue. But managing costs and traffic congestion are up there, too – “An annual survey compiled by global software provider Teletrac Navman finds (unsurprisingly) that compliance with the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate is one of the biggest concerns of U.S. fleets at this point in time – although most of the larger ones, operating over 100 pieces of equipment, expressed the “highest confidence” in meeting the mandate’s December 18 deadline.”

Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise, but Don’t Blame Texting – “Traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose for the second straight year in 2016 despite a dip in crash deaths linked to distracted driving, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators.”