Data scientists at fleet management solutions provider Omnitracs recently conducted some research into what the trucking industry looked like in 2016 vs. 2017. The main findings revolved around Hours of Service (HOS) and Key Performance Indicator (KPI) metrics.
HOS takeaways, based on data from January to October for 2016 and 2017
- Drivers on average drove more hours in 2017 than in 2016.
- Drivers started earlier and ended earlier in 2017 than they did in 2016.
- Overall on-duty hours were also higher in 2017 than they were in 2016.
KPI takeaways, based on data from January to September for 2016 and 2017
- Service failures and accidents happened with more frequency in 2017 than in 2016, however the overall trend for both was down throughout the year.
- While on-duty hours were longer in 2017, average miles per driver remained about the same as 2016.