Feb 9 2023
Navigating the Changing Landscape of Trucking: Examining Government Speed Limiter Mandates, California's Ban on Older Trucks, and Dropping Freight Rates
Shut the Truck Up is a no off limits podcast about trucking, transportation, and a bunch of other stuff. Hosted by veteran drivers and brothers, Bryan and CJ we talk about the industry from a driver’s perspective, breaking down topics in an entertaining and informative manner. Join us each week to discuss their insights on the trucking industry, so join us behind the wheel for lively conversations!Truckers are facing an ever-changing landscape in the industry, with new laws and regulations being introduced all the time. In this episode we will explore how truckers can navigate these changes while staying ahead of the game. We'll look at what truckers need to know about government speed limiter mandates, California's ban on older trucks, and dropping freight rates. The federal government is implementing a mandate that requires large commercial trucks to have speed limiters installed by 2021. These devices limit how fast a vehicle can travel, which helps drivers save fuel and reduce wear-and-tear on their vehicles. It also reduces the risk of accidents caused by speeding. The state of California has recently enacted a ban on older trucks that are not compliant with its stringent emissions standards. This means truckers driving in the state will need to upgrade their vehicles or face fines and other penalties. Additionally, they must comply with new regulations governing their cargo weight and other requirements. Truckers are also facing pressure from declining freight rates due to an increase in competition for available loads. In order to remain competitive, many truckers have had to reduce their rates, putting additional strain on profit margins. Navigating the changing landscape of trucking is no easy feat. Truckers need to be aware of the many regulations, laws, and other changes that are taking place in order to stay ahead of the game. Government speed limiter mandates, California's ban on older trucks, and dropping freight rates all present unique challenges for truckers that must be addressed if they want to remain successful. With the right knowledge and skills, however, truckers can adjust their operations accordingly and continue to thrive in this ever-changing industry.