Owner operator land weekly trucking news digest #81

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Written by Owner Operator Team

Trucks powered by supercomputers: will they be safe?

At least 31,000 people have been killed each year in U.S. motor vehicle crashes. Will the advent of autonomous vehicles increase or decrease this number? After all, such trucks can become our reality by the end of this decade. And this is one of the ways to solve the problem of drivers shortage. Learn more about the pros and cons of such vehicles from this post.

Tornado Safe Tips for Truckers

Professional truckers regularly face severe weather. And it is very important to always be ready for this. Even if it is a tornado. Here you can find several tips on what to do if you are on the road and a tornado is coming.

Commercializing rest areas: one way to solve the truck parking crisis

Due to the ELD mandate, the problem of the lack of safe truck parking spaces has become even more acute. According to the American Transportation Research Institute, up to 50 percent of truckers parked in unauthorized or undesignated locations several times per week. Currently, there is a ban on commercial services at Interstate rest areas. Its cancellation would contribute to solving the parking problem. Read here what this will mean for truckers.

Is the J&J vaccine dangerous for truckers?

At the moment, the Johnson and Johnson (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine is on hold due to cases of a rare and severe type of blood clot. A lot of truckers are at high risk of this disease because of their lifestyle. Should drivers avoid this vaccine? And which one is better to get? The answers you can find out from this interesting post.

The Sleep Apnea Problem for Truck Drivers

Finally, sleep apnea is on a path of increased awareness all around everyone who works in trucking. A large number of truckers face this problem, but many of them do not get tested. By the way, this disease can cause the loss of your CDL. In this post, you can find more information about sleep apnea, ways to deal with it, and the SleepSafe program.