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6 Trucking Trends for 2016

2016 trucking trends

Looking out at the new year, it seems that 2016 will have a lot of changes.

Some things never change and some things change at the speed of light. The trucking industry is no different and 2016 trucking trends will show this. The driver-shortage will keep capacity tight while motor carriers will try to attract and retain seasoned and safety-minded professional truck drivers. These 6 things are what will drive 2016 trucking trends.

1.The Economic Haze

Many experts have weighed in on the economy, and while no one can be exactly sure what 2016 will bring, many of them seem cautiously optimistic. A stronger job market and low gasoline prices could positively affect the economy and consumer spending, but a strong dollar and slow economic growth can limit export opportunities.

2.The Driver’s Seat

Finding and keeping qualified truck drivers, especially for grueling long-haul operations, is a critical problem for truck fleets. Freight volume is expected to increase in 2016, but the number of drivers is not expected to rise to match it. Freight may not be moved as efficiently in 2016, in this case.

3. Safety Concerns

Maintaining safe equipment is not only right and legally demanded, but cost efficient for fleets. Government regulations, in response to the number of truck crashes in 2015, will force fleets to reevaluate and improve their safety practices in 2016.

4. The Shop Wars

New technology and innovations will make dealerships and repair shops compete to have the most advanced offering in 2016.

5. Tech Talk

Going forward, it’s all about big data, IT integration and supply chain visibility. The integration of technological advancement and trucking will revolutionize the industry in the upcoming years. This is one of the biggest influencers in trucking trends.

6. Road Work

The argument at the government level over highway funding will bleed into 2016 and beyond, shaping the future of America’s highways and the future of the trucking industry.

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