For many carriers, going paperless and switching to a digital solution is daunting; it's hard for many of those in management positions to imagine shifting the way business has traditionally been done.
Picture this: it’s Monday morning. You’ve just sat down at your desk, poured your coffee, and are ready to start a new week. Just then, it happens: you get a call from the DOT informing you that your company is being audited. Your stomach sinks, thinking of all the files you’re going to have to sort through and the stacks of paperwork that will need to be organized. Almost immediately, panic sets in and the scramble to gather everything you need officially begins. But with so much to keep track of, it’s easy – way too easy — to misplace a critical file or an important piece of paper that can mean the difference between a successful audit…and one that isn’t. No matter which type of audit you’re facing – a compliance review, a new entrant audit, a security audit, or a hazardous materials audit – this is when it truly pays to be prepared.
As the world copes with the effects of COVID-19, there’s another problem the trucking industry will be facing all too soon: a significant driver scarcity. While it’s certainly not news that the industry was already short by tens of thousands of drivers last year, and that the shortage is expected to more than double over the next nine years, it wasn’t something that caused immediate concern. After all, carriers had almost a decade to make those low recruiting numbers rise.
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to climb in the U.S., it's clear the pandemic isn't lessening its deadly grasp anytime soon. Numbers are rising in nearly half the states, according to the Associated Press.
For nearly 40 years, the Truckload Carriers Association’s Safety & Security Meeting has brought truckload carrier safety professionals together to discuss problems, share ideas, and seek solutions to make their businesses and our roads safer.
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