“If you bought it, a truck brought it.”
The trucking industry hauls billions of tons in freight through towns, cities, and across the country every year and employs millions of people. In addition to providing employment, trucking is essential to the US economy — every business depends on it. Throughout the various stages of production and distribution; supplies, raw materials, and goods need to be moved between warehouses, manufacturers, and retailers. Over 80% of the nation’s communities rely on this system to maintain reliable access to food, clothing, medical supplies, and consumer goods.
The industry is overseen by the US Department of Transportation which sets regulations for safety and monitors compliance. Drivers are protected by rules governing licensing, hours of service, and carrier compliance. In addition to DOT regulations, trucking has become safer over the years because of improved equipment, innovative technologies, and more extensive training. Satellite communications, cell phones, GPS navigation, and tracking systems are all put to use on long hauls and in local routes alike.
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- Employs millions nationwide
- Hauls billions of tons in freight
- Regulated by USDOT for safety
- Growing number of jobs available
- Essential to everyday living
Even during a slow economy, the nation’s needs remain and so does the demand for qualified, reliable truck drivers.
More than 12,350 positions need to be filled right now to keep up with supply demand across the country*.
Carriers across the country know that training and retaining drivers is essential to keep dependable deliveries a reality.
* The U.S. Bureau expects trucking to add 98,800 jobs by 2024.