Trucking Trends

Attracting and Retaining the Next Generation of Truck Drivers

According to the American Trucking Associations, there was a shortage of truck drivers last year that surpassed 60,000. That number is expected to grow to 160,000 by 2028. With the average age of a commercial truck driver at 55-years-old and with more baby boomers retiring from the trucking industry every year, it’s so important to…

Summer Wellness Tips for Truck Drivers

Being on the road can mean missing out on time with family, friends, and summer parties. The upcoming 4th of July holiday brings BBQ’s, fireworks, the celebration of our Independence, and of course fun activities like sparklers! Veltri drivers are lucky enough to be home for most of these important events, but we know that…

2018 Trucking Trends – An Important Part of Our Nation’s Economy

From the food we eat, to the clothes we wear and the hardware we use, many people aren’t aware that up to, “70% of the domestic products we buy in the United States are shipped to retail locations by truck.”   In fact, the ATA (American Trucking Associations) recently released their American Trucking Trends 2018,…

Technology & Trucking – How Software Changes Can Improve Operations Part One

– Advancements in technology and software solutions have revolutionized business practices for virtually every industry, and transportation is no exception. As cloud-based software becomes more affordable and versatile, even smaller or midsize trucking firms are able to incorporate new technology into their daily operations, creating quantifiable benefits for their management, drivers, and customers. New technology…

Truck Driver Safety and Compliance – Don’t make yourself a target!

Driver safety and compliance are vital in our industry today. When an inspector pulls a truck for inspection their main objective is to remove unsafe vehicles and drivers from the public roadway. They are also looking to ensure that both truck and driver are in full compliance with federal regulations. If you aren’t in compliance…

Federal Electronic Log Device Mandate Rings in New Year

Every new year brings in new changes and this year is no different for the trucking industry. Since December 18, 2017, a law requiring that all carriers and drivers transition from using paper driver logs to electronic logging devices (ELDs) for tracking hours of service (HOS) has been in effect. It is the result of…
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