Virtual and online training concepts are not new, but the Covid pandemic of 2020 really required employers to explore diverse types of virtual and online training to continue to train and hire new employees. The trucking industry was and is no exception.
Cargo theft is an ever increasing and expensive cost to the United States supply chan. Cargo thefts were the most common in California, Texas, Florida, and Illinois, but happen in every state. An estimated $223 million in cargo was stolen in 2022 according to Verisk Cargonet with the average value per event being $214,000. Cargonet statistics indicate for the first two quarters of 2023 there were cargo theft increases of 30 and 50 percent compared to the same quarters in 2022.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration utilizes federal grant money to certify and financially support state commercial vehicle enforcement programs. States perform level I, II, and III inspections to check motor carriers and passenger coaches for compliance with federal motor carrier safety regulations.
Safety is one of the most important responsibilities a motor carrier and its drivers have. Not only operating in a safe manner on the highway and around the motoring public but as motor carriers we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our drivers.