With new technology, tighter enforcement, and new legislation, it has become more and more difficult for drivers to cheat the logbook and run the miles they used to be able to run. So what will companies do in the coming years to get more productivity out of their trucks, and how much of it will come at the expense of the driver? The answers are not what truck drivers will want to hear.
There is always a healthy debate that ensues when people begin considering whether or not new laws should be enforced in the trucking industry. But the debate tends to take on a more robust tone, and sometimes becomes borderline riotous, when the idea of enforcing personal lifestyle choices on drivers becomes the topic of debate. There are a number of trucking companies that have begun to enforce weight restrictions as a hiring criteria in recent years and I believe we’re going to hear a lot more about this in years to come, especially if the economy remains below par and the standard requirements for truck driving jobs remains higher than it has been in the past. The question is, should body mass index be allowed to be a criteria for hiring?