Few working in the American trucking industry will deny that 2020 brought unique challenges to almost every sector of the trucking industry. The ongoing pandemic caused many motor carriers to scramble in Q2, with some losing a significant portion of their outbound freight due to the slowing or idling of some shippers, and adjusting operations to the changing reality became a norm.
Crashes cost motor carriers money! Whether it is in bent up metal, lost cargo, or an injured employee, the costs add up. But did you know slips, trips, and falls may be the industry’s most overlooked and underappreciated threat to drivers’ health and well-being? In fact, an article in trucknews.com points out that almost 80 percent of trucker fall injuries occur close to the cab and not the trailer, box, catwalk, etc., and more than half occur when dismounting.
In the past, trucking companies thought of security mostly as protection from physical loss of products or equipment. Today, those are still threats, but cyber threats are on the rise. Cybercrime is one of the fastest-growing types of crimes in the world, and it’s not just limited to large retailers or financial service companies. Businesses of all sizes, including motor carriers and owner operators, face the risk of cyber loss.