The trucking industry is incredibly important to the economy and the industry is constantly working on ways to improve their sustainability. Improving technology and practices translate to lower fuel usage and, sometimes, lower costs. The future of trucking will include hybrid and fully battery powered electric trucks and trucks that run on electrified roadways. Truck designs will become more aerodynamic. Driverless trucks will allow trucks to drive slower and more safely with lower overall travel times. Computers don’t need sleep. The best thing that individuals who are not involved in the trucking industry can due to reduce the impacts of the trucking industry is to reduce unnecessary consumption. Don’t buy stuff that you don’t need that needs to get shipped and consider excess packaging in the purchases your make.
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