Driverz Newsletter #1
Top Stories (News)
The Canadian government is mandating COVID-19 vaccines for federally regulated truckers (link).
Watch: Violent car and truck crash in Columbus, Ohio (link).
Biden seeks to enhance trucking conditions with quality driving jobs and fast-track apprenticeship (link).
Lawrence Freight is announcing a historic pay raise (from 88K to 92K) for the company truck drivers (link).
Driving schools are attempting to help the trucking shortage by hiring student graduates (link).
The Community (Influencers & Media)
Mike Mason, a Marine veteran, and former FBI official gives back to his community by driving a school bus and donating his salary to charity (link).
4.1 Million signatures in a Change.org petition for trucker Rojel Aguilera's who was sentenced to 110 years in jail (link), Colorado’s governor reduced Aguilera’s prison sentence to 10 years (link).
Watch: Angelica Larrson pulling tons of construction equipment through the Christmas snow (video).
Cool trucking set up by trucks4launchmoney (link).
Statistics and Data
ATRI study on truckers’ motivators when choosing between being a Company Driver or an Owner-Operator/Independent Contractor (link).
Although travel was down in 2020 due to the pandemic, fatalities on roadways jumped 8% from 2019 to 2020, according to the National Safety Council (link).
Data indicating the significance of certain issues within the trucking industry (link).
Even before the pandemic, the trucking industry needed thousands of drivers to replace retirees and counterbalance its high turnover rate of 75% or more. Recent figures indicate the rate is even higher, at 90% (link).
Technology and cool stuff
Three gadgets drivers need in 2022: online dating sites, dynamic routing, and dash cams (link).
Consumer Reports tested out Tesla's new in-car cameras finding that the "cabin cameras" failed to keep the driver’s attention on the road (link).
Schneider to pilot Truck Driver Alcohol Detection System (link).