Ain’t that the truth. Tough way to make a living. I mean the real ones, not the weekend warriors.Saw two fatal crashes of semis in the last6 months going off highways, no other cars involved. I realize it would only cause more inflation but conditions and pay of truckers should be improved in this country. Is everybody just waiting for driverless everything and the person in the truck will be the robot’s helper. ? Maybe this post should be in supply chain thread.
The industry has a huge shortage of drivers.
And the drivers that are in the industry are placed on restrictions that are tough to overcome...which leads to foolish decisions being made.
Over the road trucking is a challenging job and lifestyle.
California is proposing emission controls at the port and a majority of the semis on the road can't pass.
When semis have to move towards these environmental restrictions the most lucrative business in the world will be roadside mechanic because manufacturers have yet to design a diesel that can go 100,000 miles without emission issues. Brokers will make a ton, too, because they will have to be the one that finds another semi to go pick up the load that's on the side of the road.