We are coming up to the one year mark of the mandatory implementation of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) in the trucking industry. While we cannot know for sure, just yet, if it has made an impact in trucking or not, we can take a look at what they have done to improve the safety on the road for truck drivers.
Just a few miles off the coast of Venezuela, in the bright blue Caribbean Sea, sits a small Dutch Island, Aruba also known as One Happy Island. Perhaps you have heard of it. Located on the South East part of the island is an idled 235,000 barrel-per-day refinery owned by Citgo Petroleum.
Imagine driving down the interstate behind a tractor trailer and being able to see right through the truck. This may be the new trend in the trucking industry according to some online bloggers. Samsung is well known for their electronics and household appliances, but they have also been developing new technology for safer roadways.
As of December 18th, 2018 diesel fuel was at its lowest point since April of this year. The United States average price per gallon for on-road diesel is currently at $3.121.
Long distance truck drivers may soon become a thing of the past. Autonomous prototype trucks are predicted to be operating on select highways by 2020. In an article in FleetOwner Magazine, Steve Viscelli, a sociologist at the University of Pennsylvania, projects by 2040 that only a few outliers will not be using a predominantly automated fleet.