Owner Operator Land Weekly Trucking News Digest #20

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Are You Ready for Some New Trucks? Because GATS Have Some

Next month, the Great American Trucking Show will present seven brand new semis.

You can have that eye-candy yourself August 22-24 when GATS will be taking place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center. You can read more here.

What is the Safest States to Drive Through

According to driver score data from Azuga, there is a list of safe states.

You can view the full list of states here.

HOS Exceptions for AG Haulers are Coming Up

FMCSA will have feedback on what kind of commodities are considered agricultural and what HOS regulations to implement.

If you haul AG freight you should totally check out this post.

Truck Driver Shortage to Double in 10 Years

ATA estimates that in closest 10 years 1600,000 driver positions will be unfilled. 

To cover up the spaces, companies increase pay, hire more women, veterans, and young people. You can read more here.

Pro Trucker Image Matters

Building a correct image of a professional trucker is important. Because many people display truckers the same way as media do, and sometimes it’s highly exaggerated.

This interesting post shows how to overcome all perceptions and see truckers as decent and professional workers.