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.
I hear a lot of people talking about how the trucking industry is moving heavily toward team operations and pretty soon we’ll all be running team. They say trucking companies aren’t making money with solo drivers, that in order to get more productivity out of the trucks they’re going to force us all to run team. Now that the economy has slowed there has seemingly been an increase in the number of trucking companies that are running more team operations or are requiring new drivers to team up when coming out of school. So is it true? Will teaming be the future of trucking? Let’s take a look at what’s going on.