The trucking industry is a vital pillar of the economy that most people undervalue as a job. However, trucking is responsible for moving 70% of all freight in the United States, and 80% of US communities depend on trucks for the delivery of everyday goods, spanning from raw materials, food, medicine, and much more. Just about every sector of the American economy relies on trucking, and if the industry ceased, many of our lives would be affected. Behind the scenes, industries like mining, construction, utilities, infrastructure, and heavy industry would collapse without the delivery of commodities necessary for them to function. Electricity would turn off in your home. Hospitals would run out of supplies. The shelves in your local grocery would empty. Gas stations would run out of fuel. Additionally, massive amounts of job loss would occur, with the trucking sector responsible for employing approximately 7 million people, half of whom are truck drivers.
Although trucking is often overlooked when it comes to deciding on a rewarding career, it’s a profession that provides plenty of opportunity for work, growth, and freedom. According to American Trucking Association’s Chief Economist Bob Costello, the number of truckers is steadily rising, but not enough to keep up with the current demands of the economy, estimating the industry is short by at least 50,000 drivers, making it an opportune time to pursue a career as a trucker with demands higher than ever.
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