"...You don’t even have to stop your truck. Flip the switch, overtake the others and steadily drive up the slope... And in the end the road was mine – at least for a while…". Karsten Glaschick (KaSaTrans e.K.)
: Fleet Productivity
Is finding new truck drivers an impossible task? At least it seems like that if we look at reports from many countries – all concluding that carrier companies have a hard time finding qualified truck drivers to hire. But, what’s the reason for this shortage of drivers? Of course, there is not a single answer to that, and besides, reasons differ from country to country and from region to region. However, I think that the solution to the problem is most certainly many-sided.
Get a grip – one way or another
We all know that you need traction when driving in adverse conditions. Losing traction and getting stuck causes frustrating delays, possibly with serious consequences. Find out what different methods there are to increase traction below.
When the going gets tough and harsh winter conditions strike, the interaction between the driver and the vehicle is put to the test.
In these tough conditions, good driving performance is more than relying upon on the vehicle or it's saftey systems. Rather, it’s about instantly adapting your mindset and behavior in order to do the job effectively – in the safest way possible.
Transport enables prosperity
A transport stoppage for just a few days is enough for large parts of our society to come to a sudden halt. Despite this, the challenges facing the transportation and logistics industries have never been so great as they are now. Lower rates, increased competition, bigger forwarders, a shortage of drivers, tighter requirements for safety and quality certification, and requirements for clean, climate-friendly transport are just some of the challenges that contractors themselves describe as obstacles to good profitability and productivity.
More than half of transportation firms in the USA and Europe have problems with profitability. How can contractors adapt their operations to the challenges they face while also achieving profitability for their own companies?