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It’s not hard to see the direction the trucking industry is headed if you’ve spent any time looking around a truck stop lately.
Rather than resolve or investigate the serious problem of poorly trained new drivers behind the wheel causing accidents and unnecessary damage, and in turn causing insurance rates to climb, we jump on the band wagon and focus on something new, sleep apnea.
FMCSA head Anne Ferro, has stated that ‘Zero Truck Deaths’ is the intended goal for the trucking industry accident rate.
I can certainly appreciate her optimism, but ‘zero deaths’ is certainly a lofty goal, but is it truly attainable?
The DPF System deletions is causing much commotion in the trucking business. Many owner operators and entire fleets are seeking out shops that will perform this work on their rigs, for fuel efficiency.
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As you may well know, CARB is California’s big push to control emissions in that state. California feels highway trucks and their reefer trailers are a big part of this problem.