With the trucker shortage likely to keep getting worse across the U.S., experts have noted a stronger chance that pay would start to rise slowly but surely for drivers as shipping demand grows over the course of 2018.
Life on the road isn't always easy, as most truckers know full well about the long hours, difficult nutrition options and little sleep that come with the job.
A number of industries are often more than happy to lend a hand in stamping out human trafficking whenever possible.
When truckers get behind the wheel, they need to be at their best.
The new rules about how truckers will be electronically tracked and have their activity logged on the job has certainly attracted a lot of attention both within and outside the freight industry.
In recent weeks, a story in the Keystone State about what truckers have had to pay to drive on the Pennsylvania Turnpike - and the legal repercussions that sprang from those charges - have grabbed plenty of industry headlines.
Across the U.S., more companies are now starting to realize the full extent of the issue when it comes to finding enough qualified truck drivers to meet their growing shipping needs.
The driver shortage is really starting to affect many companies in the trucking industry, and it's an issue that is expected to persist for some time to come as firms struggle to find qualified and interested candidates.
It's no secret in the freight industry that it's harder to hire drivers these days.
Federal regulations requiring trucks to be tracked electronically, along with new rules for how long drivers have to spend off-duty, are now having a sweeping effect on the freight industry as a whole.
Over the past several months, there has been a lot of consternation within the trucking industry about the ways in which their hours and driving habits are now required to be tracked.
Many independent owner-operators face a unique opportunity in today's trucking market, because the demand for their services has arguably never been at a higher level.
Electronic logging may not be popular with many truckers, but the fact of the matter is that it's here to stay in some form or another.
Anyone in the trucking industry is, at this point, fully aware of how much demand there is for shipping.
One of the keys to truckers being able to haul shipments effectively is to know the conditions they will face on the nation's highways and byways.
Truckers' health has been an important issue for some time, but it's unfortunately one that gets shuffled to the side all too often by both drivers and freight companies.
The costs that come with driving a truck, especially for independent owner-operators, can be significant expenses for just about any driver.
Within the trucking industry, there has been a significant need for more well-trained drivers to come into the business and meet ever-growing demand for shipping capability.
Professional drivers know full well that there are all kinds of weather conditions that make traveling the nation's highways and byways a little more dangerous.
While March is finally here and would typically signal the end of a long, cold winter, the month seems more intent on coming in like a lion than usual.