For many professional truck drivers, there's an understanding that they probably don't eat as healthy as they should.
In recent months, a lot of truckers and freight companies have expressed grave concerns about the ways in which electronic logging rules and on-duty requirements have impacted their daily operations.
The final enforcement rules for the new electronic driver tracking technology went into effect at the end of 2017, meaning drivers have had close to a year to get acclimated to 14-hour days with just 11 behind the wheel.
Driving a big rig for a living comes with a lot of benefits, but also some potential drawbacks truckers will need to keep an eye on if they're going to remain happy and healthy in their careers.
The shortage of truckers across the U.S. is a big issue, not just for the freight industry but the broader economy.
One of the biggest changes in recent trucking industry history has been the mandated switch to electronic tracking and logging of driver activity on an ongoing basis.
Across the U.S., many freight companies are feeling the pinch from the national shortage of skilled and available truck drivers.
One of the big trends in the trucking industry in recent years has been the growing concern over the aging population of drivers.
While some may think a life on the road is relatively easy and low-stress, truckers know the truth.
When a natural disaster strikes somewhere in the U.S., it's often truckers who are among the first on the scene providing various types of critical support that can go a long way toward helping victims displaced or otherwise affected by the incident.
It should come as no surprise to those in the trucking industry that the need for well-trained, qualified drivers only continues to grow nationwide.
One of the biggest issues in the trucking sector that has really emerged over the past few years is that drivers might not be doing all they reasonably can to take care of themselves.
A lot of energy in the trucking industry in recent months has gone toward the concerns about implementation of electronic logging.
The driver shortage has wreaked no small amount of havoc on the trucking industry over the past few years and growing demand is only going to broaden the ripple effect in the future.
The driver shortage has been a major issue in the trucking industry for some time, and if something isn't done to address it experts fear there could be an even greater problem for the sector just a few years down the line.
In recent months, most of the talk in the trucking industry has boiled down to two things: the driver shortage and electronic logging regulations.
One of the big trends in the freight industry in recent years has been the growing gap between the number of drivers companies need, and the number of those professionals who are actually available.
While many truckers may not always think of it this way, the autumn chill that's about to start creeping into the air is a sign that now is the time to brush up on some basic safe driving tips.
Across the country, thousands of truck drivers are likely to be running on relatively little sleep at any given time, and many more will likely complain of not getting enough good sleep during their nights on the road.
As the trucking industry has evolved in recent years, and the growing driver shortage comes into greater focus overall, more thought has gone into how to improve the onboarding process and ease the transition for new recruits entering the sector.