Owner Operator Land Weekly Trucking News Digest #59

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Driver Shortage and other pandemic problems of the trucking industry 

In a pandemic, people increasingly want to stay at home with their families. So finding new truck drivers is the trucking industry’s biggest challenge now. Some motor carriers even try “to steal” drivers from competitors. Other concerns are the cost of insurance and its availability, truck parking, and driver compensation. Read more about these issues here.

How to cut fuel costs with Volvo VNL and VNR trucks

Volvo D13 turbo compound is an engine that delivers up to 16% fuel savings over the baseline trucks models. And now all such engines are standard in all Volvo VNL and VNL models. Know more about this and other fuel efficiency packages here

The Roebling Suspension Bridge between  Cincinnati, OH, and Covington, KY is closed to truckers

Covington police announced that the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge is now closed indefinitely “due to numerous and continued violations of the bridge’s weight limits.” This beautiful bridge was built in 1867 and its weight limit on the bridge is only 11 tons. So even an empty semi or a tractor alone far exceeds this limit. Why the Roebling Suspension Bridge has become so popular with truckers and whether there are alternative routes, read here.

The upcoming holiday season and trucking industry issues

The truck driver shortage is one of the main problems of the trucking industry in recent years. And the COVID-19 pandemic has only made the situation worse. Nowadays there is a shortage of 80 thousand drivers. How this situation will affect the holiday supply chain this year and the truckers themselves, read in this article.

BBQ meatballs recipe for truckers

One way for truckers to lead a healthier lifestyle is to skip the fast food and cook on their own. But who needs complicated recipes? In this video, you will find the simplest and fastest way to cook BBQ meatballs.