A growing number of West and East Coast cargo terminals are adopting second-generation services built on modern technology to schedule container pickups and deliveries.
Truck driving is among the deadliest professions in America. In 2015, 745 heavy and tractor-trailer drivers died in accidents or from other causes, more than any other occupation in the country.
Truck-simulation game enthusiasts build and drive virtual big rigs, a passion that drives online forums and walkthroughs of popular titles.
Trucking companies have hired female driver liaisons, allowed employees to train spouses and added harassment awareness classes to try to increase the number of female truck drivers.
Job board sites serving the trucking industry are evolving into platforms offering multiple services for carriers and truck drivers.
Trucking firms use better benefits, contests with cash prizes, employee appreciation barbecues to encourage employees to stay put.