The COVID-19 pandemic certainly changed 2020, the trucking industry is no exception. Over the past 10 months, commercial fleets have shifted gears in the way they are communicating to stay connected in a socially distant world.
In today’s day and age, cyber-attacks and security breaches are not abnormal or new. COVID-19 has provided hackers with an opportunity to carry out their attacks as people are distracted and mostly working from home. Working from home can make people vulnerable and more at risk of a security breach especially if you are working off of an unsecured internet router. There has been a significant increase in phishing emails since the start of the pandemic and hackers have been using the fear of COVID-19 to get people to react to their emails and gain access.
To an extent, we all know what truck drivers have to face when hauling a load. It goes without saying that long hours of being behind the wheel are in the job description. Fatigue and drowsiness come with these long hours which can result in a serious and sometimes fatal accident. However, the industry is beginning to make strides in using technology to make us all safer.
On June 4th- 6th International Roadcheck will begin in North America. Within this 72-hour period, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will conduct random inspections on 17 commercial vehicles and their drivers every minute.
As time progresses we continue to see advancements in the technology that caters to human health. Hospitals and the equipment used to monitor the body are more advanced then they have ever been. Some simple tests that a doctor may have ran are now operated by technology and the tools that its creators made.