The Arlington, Virginia-based American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) determined four major issues affecting the trucking industry in 2019. These concerns include 1. vehicle parking, 2. the safety of young truck drivers, 3. truck safety tech ROI and 4. the impact of litigation that is successful against trucking companies.
Fast on the heels of the new ELD regulations that went into effect in late 2017 is some good news for long-haul truck drivers. The hotly-contested ELDs made an already difficult parking problem even more challenging for truck drivers who were nearing their limit on driving hours. While the lack of safe and accessible parking is an issue that's been brewing for a number of years, the ELD regulations gave drivers fewer options, with some even having to pay to reserve parking for their rigs in order to remain compliant with these new regulations.