A leading cause of truck driver stress is trying to find available parking. As the lack of truck parking gets worse, drivers are having to start their search for parking earlier and earlier in the day. The issue is causing a major strain on driver health and fleet productivity.
Total cost of ownership (TCO) measures the real cost of a vehicle, including all associated costs like acquisition and maintenance. An accurate TCO calculation can help your company determine when to replace fleet vehicles, service them or consider transitioning to leased vehicles. It’s important to measure TCO accurately because a misleading calculation can provide false forecasting into the cost of your assets and lead to damaging financial decisions.
An online group with over 9,000 followers calling itself Black Smoke Matters is trying to organize a shutdown of truckers on April 12, 2019. This is to protest a variety of conditions affecting drivers, including hours of service and training levels.