Just about anyone who's spent a lot of time on the road knows full well that there just aren't a lot of healthy food options out there at rest stops and roadside restaurants.
The driver shortage has been a topic of significant conversation both within and outside the freight sector for some time now, and experts agree that it's only likely to become a bigger issue as time goes on.
Over the past few years, there has been a lot of publicity around the idea that automated vehicles are an inevitability on the nation's highways and byways.
A number of issues have come together in the freight industry to put workers in the driver's seat, so to speak.
Across the country, many truck drivers say that the ways in which they are required to pay tolls is becoming onerous, and many state and local governments continue to change the rules that govern how these charges are levied.
Across the U.S., the booming freight industry has put a lot more truckers on the road.
When truck drivers take on a new route, or even when they traverse those they know quite well, a number of safety concerns can crop up if they're not careful.
It stands to reason that for any person working in any field, sleep disorders are a major problem that can negatively affect their lives.
Across the U.S., the trucker shortage is having a profound impact on the freight industry.
While the driver shortage has certainly been grabbing headlines for some time now, that doesn't seem to be much of a deterrent to freight companies' shipping partners.
A large and growing number of freight companies across the U.S. are now pouring significant efforts into recruiting more drivers as they hurry to keep up with growing demand from shipping partners.
Any trucker can tell you: Stress is part of the job.
There has always been a high amount of turnover among drivers in the long-haul shipping industry, but there has been some concern in the past year that the situation is being exacerbated by new government regulations about electronic logging.
The controversy within the trucking industry over the past several months regarding the rules about electronic logging of driver activity doesn't seem likely to go away any time soon.
When long-haul truck drivers are spending days or even weeks at a time on the road, it can be difficult to maintain the habits that keep them happy and healthy.
In recent years, the importance of safely operating a vehicle has increased, thanks to more issues related to distracted driving.
The trucker shortage has been a major issue for the industry for some time, but has recently grown to be such a problem that it's beginning to impact the broader economy.
The nationwide trucker shortage has been grabbing headlines for months now, and experts say there's no end in sight when it comes to freight companies not being able to meet their full needs.
One sometimes overlooked aspect of trucker health is how they feel mentally, because the job can be just as taxing in this way as it is physically.
For professional drivers, their trucks are often as important to them as literally anything in their life.