According to the American Trucking Associations, by the end of this year, the trucking industry will be short 48,000 drivers. And by 2024, that shortage is expected to reach 174,000 drivers. The shortage is a vise around the industry’s neck. Some fleets, including Chattanooga-based Covenant Transport and U.S. Xpress, have struggled at times to put […]
Longhaul and over-the-road truck drivers increasingly are unhealthy, a University of Utah occupational epidemiologist told researchers attending a Jan. 11 session at the 2020 Transportation Research Board. Using commercial motor vehicle driver medical examination data from 2005 to 2018, the presenter, Matthew Thiese, said he and his co-authors’ 2018 study of 88,000 drivers concluded that […]
A decade ago, Simon was working for a company that produced hybrid trucks whose fuel economy was marginally better than those of conventional diesel-powered vehicles.