According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), the trucking industry has periodically experienced driver shortages over the last 15 years. However, the current shortage of truck drivers is shaping up to be the worst in history. Below is some more information on this topic.
Latest Trucking News Roundup
Spring is beckoning drivers of all kinds to hit the open road. The shortage in professional truck drivers, however, is expected to continue, keeping capacity tight to well into the year and beyond, according to trucking industry prognosticators.
Does An Owner Operator Earn More Than A Company Driver
For the majority of Americans, salaries have not risen much over recent years. There is one sector that bucks this trend though: the trucking industry. For the past few years, long haul truck drivers have enjoyed a seventeen percent increase in their average yearly salary.
Whats New In The Trucking Industry
The purpose of the trucking industry remains as it was when transport was still accomplished by horse and wagon—get products from one site to another safely, on time, and for a profit. Trucks today carry more than 70 percent of the U.S. freight volume, using three million Class 8 trucks and their drivers. Meanwhile, new […]
How A Trucking Business Plan Can Help
Trucking is a huge part of the US economy, with truckers hauling well over 10 billion tons of freight each year. There are about 3.5 million truckers in the United States, with millions more employed in the industry, and the outlook for employment and growth has almost always been good.
The Top Five Trucking Movies
Trucking, with its lure of freedom, the ever-changing scenery and people, and the potential for romance and adventure, is made for the movies. Alone on the highway, facing everything people and Mother Nature can throw at them, truckers have become the pale rider of the modern era.