One of the most common New Year's resolutions people vow to achieve every December is losing that extra five, 10 or even 20 pounds they've been carrying around.
The machinations around implementation and ongoing enforcement of electronic logging rules from the federal government has long been a thorn in the side of both pro haulers and freight companies.
Truckers don't always have the easiest jobs, even if the average person thinks it's just a lot of sitting behind the wheel.
One of the big trends in the trucking industry these days is making both pro haulers and freight companies aware of the myriad health concerns that arise with a life on the road.
The way truckers get compensated hasn't changed much over the years.
While the trucker shortage seen across the U.S. these days has grabbed plenty of headlines in recent years within the industry, experts often note that its effects are far broader than that.
One aspect of the trucking community that will occasionally grab national headlines is the length to which pro drivers will go for their fellow man.
Truckers across the U.S. are likely already starting to face some of the most common issues when it comes to winter driving hazards.
While the average person may see a struggle to find quick and easy parking spaces in their daily routines to be a little bit of a hassle, it's a much bigger issue for professional truck drivers.
Truckers are often well aware of the health risks that come with their job, and often get proactive in trying to ensure they're as healthy as possible on a long-term basis.
The trucker shortage is a very real issue for the freight industry, and it's one that's only likely to become bigger rather than smaller.
Across the U.S., more people are gaining access to health insurance and, therefore, better care for their various ailments.
In recent years, much of the focus in the trucking industry has been on improving driver efficiency and safety, as well as boosting hiring.
Professional truck drivers know that there are many issues that can lead to accidents on the nation's highways and byways.
While people in just about every profession will occasionally struggle with mental health issues, truckers may have it worse than others.
There are many parts of the country where the freezing temperatures, biting winds, snow, sleet, hail and ice associated with the season are going to come much sooner.
There have been plenty of headlines in recent months about the ways in which freight companies are boosting trucker pay thanks to the driver shortage being experienced nationwide.
Many truckers know the dangers of a life behind the wheel extend beyond the risk of crash and a lack of sleep.
Truckers spend a big chunk of their average day behind the wheel, but everybody has to stop sometime.
Safety should be any professional driver's biggest concern, ahead of meeting deadlines and any other consideration that goes into their work.