This week, September 8-14, we’re celebrating National Truck Driver Appreciation Week.
The recent announcement from General Motors informing the public of its plan to shut down five factories and lay off thousands of workers came as a bit of a surprise to many. The company—who has previously refused to address its weaknesses and has sat on the brink of bankruptcy—made the tough decision to take action and restructure for the long-term good of the company.
According to a study conducted by Trucker Path, a majority of drivers reported that parking was their number one stressor at work. After the implementation of ELDs, parking has become an even larger issue, often leading to violations and unauthorized parking by drivers.
National Truck Driver Appreciation Week, September 9-15, was established to set aside time to honor all professional truck drivers for the time and hard work they put into their positions.
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 391,000 people were injured in a motor vehicle crash involving distracted drivers in 2015.
According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, 83% of all shippers outsource their domestic transportation needs as of October 2017. Researchers also found that a quarter of all shippers use a 3PL to plan and manage their foreign and domestic transportation logistics. Now, consider for a moment, what a world without freight brokers would look like for your business. It wouldn’t look very good, in our opinion. Without freight brokers, like Atran, the freight industry would be slower, expensive, and full of dissatisfied customers.