Some trucking trends in trucking news as we surge towards March of 2016. These little news items, while not earth shaking, are something to keep watching, some of which are very important to the powers that be. Here are a few things to think about.
How Low can it Go
We are talking about diesel fuel here, and even last year at this time, who would ever have believed that diesel fuel would be 2 bucks less now than it was then. This is all kinds of crazy, and it is one of the reasons why the trucking boom has lasted so long. Let’s all keep our fingers crossed on this one. Lower fuel costs make it better for business and customer alike.
Darth Vader in your Cab
Do you know what some truckers are calling the new Electronic Logging Device? They say it’s like Darth Vader in your cab! Although that’s a bit melodramatic, the truth of the matter is that, your every mile, by December of 2017, is going to be recorded electronically. From here on, trucking companies are going to begin fitting their rigs with ELD’s as part of a government mandate, and unless that gets overturned in court, consider the famous Darth Vader quote with every mile your drive. “The Force is strong with this one!”
Truckers for Hire
Make no mistake about it, the trucking industry is still hiring big. Regardless of any other sector of employment, trucking is the business to get into if you want a steady and high paying job. This is one of the largest employment opportunities in the U.S., and it looks like, for the immediate future, hiring truck drivers is going to continue to be a priority in the industry.
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