Technology is evolving at an incredible rate every year. The world works completely differently than it did 10 years ago, and the trucking industry is no different. A trucking business owner can know where any truck or trailer in their fleet is at any given time from anywhere in the world. This has helped smaller carriers operate on the same playing field as mega carriers have been at a fraction of the cost.
Over the years, as trucks have become more sophisticated, so have their onboard communication systems. The Controller Area Network (CAN) bus monitors and controls almost every aspect of a truck today form motoring the firing temperatures of each piston on the engine to telling if the seat belt is plugged in.
Moisture is the enemy to any piece of mechanical equipment and can cause a mess of problems. Water can make hoses and gaskets brittle, impact oil and lubricants, and the list goes on. Making sure your air lines are clear of moisture and buildup is critical for your safety.
Double brokering can be a shady practice in the logistics industry that occurs when shipment gets hauled by an unauthorized carrier that was not originally intended to carry the load. There are many different instances that double brokering can happen.
It is not uncommon to see a truck that has rolled over on its side. This is an occurrence that happens more than it should and it is a terrifying event for everyone involved. Heavy duty loaded trucks are most likely to roll over because they have a higher center of gravity than other vehicles. This means that the point on the truck and trailer where everything is perfectly balanced is up high.