Oil changes, truck inspections, tire rotations and new brakes are all part of typical truck maintenance. One thing that is often missed when replacing or inspecting parts of a semi-truck is the driver’s seat, which is one of the most important parts of the cab. Truck drivers can spend over 40 hours a week seated, which can be very harsh on the body. Having the proper seat set-up and support can reduce sprains, strains, muscle pulls and body aches.
The trucking industry took a dive in 2019, and 2020 is not projected to be much better, especially for smaller trucking companies. Even though the outlook for 2020 remains negative, it still might not be as bad as we have seen over the past two years.
Technology is progressing quickly through the trucking industry. The next big advancement could mean the end of vehicle mirrors. According to Fleetowner Magazine, “The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is considering allowing a camera monitor system, or CMS, to replace rearview and sideview mirrors on commercial trucks. “
It is the year 2020 and there is an app for just about anything, helping truck drivers find parking spaces to take breaks is one of them. With electronic logging devices monitoring hours of service, it is now more important than ever for truck drivers to pull over, find a safe spot to park which can be very costly and time consuming. With new technology, drivers can now locate and in some cases, reserve parking ahead of time.