Whether your fleet is comprised of a few vehicles or several hundred, it’s essential to keep your operations moving forward and running on all cylinders. That means taking the time to stay on top of what’s trending in the industry. In the constantly shifting trucking industry, this is not exactly an easy task, but it’s one that might not be as difficult as you may think.
Many fleet managers stay on top of trends by subscribing to trade journals, reading newspapers, websites
What it takes is a commitment on your part to soak up as much information as possible — to never stop learning.
With this year just out of the starting gate, it’s not too late to make learning and being more informed a New Year’s resolution. To that end, we’ll help you get started down the right path with five key trends that industry insiders say will be driving the trucking industry in 2018.
- Driver Shortage
- The Rise of E-commerce
- Electric Vehicles
- Fuel Costs
The start of the year saw diesel at the highest price in close to three years – look for the rise to continue. According to the Kiplinger Energy Prices Forecast, the rise is primarily due to the unpredictable political climate and conflict in Saudi Arabia, which leads to supply interruptions.
The trucking industry is vital to the U.S. economy. As goes the