Driver wages and benefits remain a top cost for commercial carriers and a top concern for drivers, who are becoming more and more difficult to find. To further compound an already big issue in the industry, trucking’s longstanding per-mile, activity-based compensation structure for drivers can be not only inconsistent, but it can be incredibly confusing at times.
From the driver’s seat: Truck safety perspectives
ST. LOUIS — Technology is developing rapidly, and trucking companies are continuing to implement and spec their vehicles with systems to keep their assets safe. But for the commercial vehicle operator, safety system alerts and notifications and in-cab cameras can be not only distracting, but they might seem like technology is taking over how they do their jobs.
Many trucks today, for instance, have automatic emergency braking systems that can help prevent a crash. However, the idea is to never need that system to brake, according to Clark Reed, company driver and trainer for Nussbaum Transportation. That’s where proper training comes in.
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