Even though Australian winters are relatively mild compared to our nations around the world, it is still important to remember that it pays to take extra care to minimise the additional stresses imposed on trucks and other heavy vehicles.
No matter how trustworthy your drivers might be, there are many reasons why you need to remain in constant contact with them. In real-world terms, both sides benefit.
The current need for drivers of trucks and other heavy vehicles is at an all-time high, making it hard to attract the best. Given the average age of Australian truck drivers is around 47, many will soon retire. At the same time, road freight quantities are expected to double over the next decade. The difficulty is recruiting skilled drivers.