Owner Operator Land Weekly Trucking News Digest #10

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Fleet Maintenance Complexity Grows With Trucks Technologies

As new trucks become more complex, technicians must make up new tools to keep up with them. Besides the mechanical part, mechanics need to deal with the electronic components of modern trucks.

Truck manufacturers offer their own electronic systems to simplify the maintenance and reduce the downtime. Read this post to learn more about maintenance operations changes.

With the Trucking Cycle Change Owner Operator Income May Fall

The freight demand slows and the rates settle down to normal levels. Therefore, income for owner operators can dip in 2019. But the money drop will not be significant according to Todd Amen, president of ATBS.

Read this post to know what income to expect in 2019.

Truckers and Smoking: How to Quit

Smoking is a terrible problem for many people. For truckers it also one of the reasons that lead to fatal crashes on the road.

If you want to quit smoking, read this post and learn about the program.

FMCSA to Issue Emergency Declaration in 16 States

As the massive flooding spreads throughout the middle of the US, FMCSA temporarily suspends some regulations for truckers in 16 states.

Visit the FMCSA official page to learn about all regulations.

Crash Tests of New Pickups from the US Market

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed a series of tests for new pickup trucks such as Ford F-150, Nissan Titan, Ram 1500, and Toyota Tundra.

All trucks, except the Toyota, scored good ratings. Toyota Tundra failed the tests and earned a poor score. Check out this post to learn more about the crash tests.