Trending – Spring 2019

What’s Trending in the Trucking Industry?

  • Walmart is implementing new recruiting and hiring strategies, increasing it’s number of new hires to 1,400 which is up from 922 the previous year. One of it’s strategies is to utilize social media to widen its demographic of applicants.
  • In the April 2019 edition of Fleet Owner Magazine, Neil Abt wrote about the DRIVE-Safe Act which will allow certified CDL drivers under the age of 21 to participate in apprenticeship programs, giving them the experience and training necessary to become competent, safe drivers.
  • The long term benefits of Electric Trucks are starting to be recognized by the Trucking Industry. Not only will they be better for the environment, but they will also decrease costs for Fleet Owners and customers.
  • The Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 111 set new rear vision system requirements for vehicles with 10,000-lb or lower gross vehicle weight rating. This revised standard will impact fleets monitoring compliance for upfitted vehicles, manufacturers understanding design implications, and equipment distributors and upfitters.


Trending topics featured in the February, March and April 2019 editions of Fleet Owner Magazine