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Trucking industry prepares for the impact of the upcoming total solar eclipse

Solar eclipse: What trucking needs to know

April 4, 2024
The first total solar eclipse since 2017 will be visible in 13 states on April 8. This astronomical event could affect trucking operations beginning this weekend.

There are many things truck drivers and fleet managers need to be aware of daily to avoid slowdowns in the transportation of goods. Add one more thing to that list this weekend: a major astronomical event. 

The U.S. will experience a total solar eclipse—the first visible in the U.S. since 2017—this Monday, April 8. The major astronomical event will affect life in the U.S. and the trucking industry in the days leading up to and after the eclipse, as evidenced by a solar eclipse that seven years ago led to highway crashes and injuries.

Here are details of the eclipse and additional information for truck drivers and fleet managers to help them plan accordingly. 

Eclipse details: what, when, where, and why

About the Author

Jenna Hume | Digital Editor

Digital Editor Jenna Hume previously worked as a writer in the gaming industry. She has a bachelor of fine arts degree in creative writing from Truman State University and a master of fine arts degree in writing from Lindenwood University. She is currently based in Missouri. 

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