A nationwide challenge that continues to affect the trucking industry is the driver shortage. The same questions continue to surface, where are the drivers? Are they all migrating to a different skillset/industry? Or is there simply just more demand than ever and not enough heads to put in the trucks?
Something that many may forget around this time of year is the impact of demand in the fuel industry. The increase in fuel usage can catch many off guard and unprepared when coordinating their fuel schedules. Beyond the increase in demand the winter always brings its own challenges such as inclement weather causing delays and closures.
Ever watch a sport where a backup player enters a game only to perform at a level much lower than those getting the frequent playing time? Is it because that player truly is a bench player who has less talent than the ones getting the reps? Or could it have something to do with the fact that they are being asked to perform without the proper skills, coaching, or training? Things such as lack of training, warm up periods, stretching, or enough game time experience could all play a part in why a backup player may under perform.
It would be great if we were able to post a story about how Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence was a complete miss or that the impact was much lighter than expected. Unfortunately as some know that is far from the case. Florence has devastated the Southeast primarily in the Carolina's and parts of Virginia.
Well, the kickoff to summer is finally here! It’s Memorial Day weekend and families are packing up the cars and hitting the roads for one of the highest traveled holidays of the year. But will this year’s holiday weekend be as highly traveled as past years? The answer is yes, and by near-record numbers!