The Coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent response have changed the day-to-day realities of transportation and trucking. While many workers are forced to stay at home, fleet-based drivers at transport companies are considered an essential service and continue to deliver goods across the country, albeit across a vastly different landscape.
Drivers have to observe heightened health standards while they are on the road, and many of the steps taken to implement these new measures have translated into higher costs for transport companies.
Companies have tried to keep supply chain disruptions at a minimum, but that doesn’t always translate to timely deliveries.
Per sheer physical size Canada is the world’s second largest country. Of course, in terms of population, Canada is also one of the least densely populated major nations. Though it’s not as if Canada is left with just a bunch of empty space that no one uses there are trucking regulations.
While there may not be large buildings, schools, houses and other structures built on a lot of the land, that doesn’t mean that the land is just sitting there empty. There are all sorts of train tracks and roadways that work and weave their way through the Canadian landscape, and this is because shipping freight is something that’s constantly happening in the nation.
In fact, judging on a global score, Canada’s freight ships more efficiently than any other nation, and a big part of that is because it’s regulated so well without being bogged down by useless regulations and interference from officials.
There are over 3 million professional truck drivers in the United States today. Moving goods across the highways of the country 24 hours a day, seven days a week, these individuals are a vital part of keeping our economy moving. But for truckers and the future of work what is the environment going to look like?
I recently asked an audience — a virtual one of course — to guess how many people will be employed as truck drivers in the US in 2030. The answers flew in on the Zoom Chat…
People are rather pessimistic about employment in this sector drawing this simple calculation: autonomous vehicles are coming, therefore truck drivers’ jobs are doomed. As with many simple conclusions, this one is the wrong conclusion for truckers.
Overseeing a fleet of vehicles can be a tough job. Anyone who’s been involved in fleet logistics has probably spent countless hours going over schedules, vehicle maintenance records, driver training requirements, and a host of problems and delays that have the tendency of popping up at the worst of times without a fleet strategy.
If you’re experiencing issues or have questions regarding fleet strategy, you’re not alone.
A good professional, though, is always looking to improve their methods. To guide you on your way, we’ve spent some time putting together a list of 5 insights to help you manage your fleet strategy better.
Trucking is one of the most important industries in all of America, with trucking companies responsible for supporting the vast majority of the nation’s communities and helping to transport countless tons of freights from place to place every single day. However, the industry is witnessing an unprecedented shortage of workers and needs younger workers.
There are several potential reasons for this. Some experts argue that the rules and regulations of the industry are too strict and off-putting, while others feel that the long hours and risks associated with the job might be making it less attractive to younger people.
The delivery industry is one of the most promising business niches nowadays as the demand maintains at an all-time high. This happens because buyers’ behavior has shifted in favor of online shopping over the last couple of years.
Anywhere you go anywhere in the world you will find truck drivers delivering goods. Roads and highways are filled with trucks of all shapes sizes. Tractor trailers of all configurations are everywhere on the roads.
If you are driving a car you may be annoyed by all of these trucks. Or if you are an environmentalist you may be concerned by the fuel consumption of these behemoths.
But the reality is that these truck drivers are the backbone of our societies and our economies. They deliver the goods that we need to live the lives that we enjoy. Without them the economy would stop and life as we know it would not be the same.
Truck drivers are truly the unsung heroes of the Supply Chain!