As the trucking industry continues to evolve, it’s essential to keep an eye on the Future of Semi-Truck Road Service. Safety has been the biggest focus over the past few decades, with electronic logging devices and telematics becoming more prevalent. Looking ahead, we can expect to see further advancements in safety, as well as new technologies that streamline operations and reduce costs. From autonomous trucks to predictive maintenance, the Future of Semi-Truck Road Service is full of exciting possibilities that will transform the way businesses operate.
Telematics Streamlines Truck Services
As technology continues to advance, the Future of Semi-Truck Road Service is shaping up to be a more efficient and safe industry. Electronic logbooks paved the way for technology in the cab, and onboard monitoring systems are the next step forward. Telematics are evolving rapidly, providing fleet owners with more data than ever before to run their business efficiently. With advancements in autonomous driving, predictive maintenance, and more, the Future of Semi-Truck Road Service is full of exciting possibilities that will revolutionize the industry.
Tire Retreading Becomes More Common
Currently, retreads represent 50% of the replacement tire market in the United States. There is growing awareness that tire retreading is a cost effective method of extending tire life. As a result, we believe that the retreading market will become even larger over the next 10 years with fleet owners looking for better ways to manage commercial tire costs. Tire cores are an asset which can be reused multiple times when properly maintained. Tire retreading may solve some of the shortage issues that have plagued the industry in the past.
Alternative Fuels Will Become More Viable
Countries all over the world are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. According to Climate Nexus, diesel trucks are responsible for 28% of the climate pollution in the United States. Biofuels are already being tested and used in many markets, but we expect that figure to grow in the next decade. Electric trucks are growing in use as battery technology gets better. The goal is zero emissions, which may be more than a decade away, but we are getting closer to fewer emissions each year.
New Ways to Work
As the industry moves towards automation and technology, the role of drivers will continue to evolve. Training programs will need to adapt to ensure drivers have the skills necessary to work with new software and automated driving systems. The Future of Semi-Truck Road Service will rely on a workforce that is adaptable and willing to learn new skills.
Keep Up with Tires Trends and Technology
Tire retreading saves about $2 billion annually for truck businesses across the United States. When STTC opened its doors in 1955, we retreaded about 6 tires per day. Today, we’re one of the largest commercial tire dealers in the United States with over 850 employees across 49 locations. We have one of the most comprehensive tire retreading programs in the U.S. Our process is transparent to ensure quality retreads that will reduce your tire costs.
Contact us to learn more about our tire management program and tire retreading services that will take your business smoothly and profitably into the next decade.