Just about every consumable product on the shelf was at one time or another inside a truck. Most supply chains across America rely on cargo ships, freight trains, and trucking companies to transport products from manufacturing to distribution. One essential component of that supply chain is the truckers who drive the vehicles.
Life Relies on Trucking
Truck drivers are responsible for hauling 10 billion tons of goods over 430 billion miles annually. Without truckers, life as we know it wouldn’t work, and our economy would collapse. Therefore, the trucker shortage is a concern on everyone’s mind these days.
For the past few years, there has been a shortage of these essential workers. The pandemic has increased pressure on supply chains to deliver more products faster, and the deficit in truckers is taking its toll on supply and demand.
The Biden Administration is working on a plan to update the infrastructure of logistics and transportation to help bolster the trucking industry and find good, qualified truckers who can fill the gap. Some of the improvements planned are increased compensation, incentive programs, enhanced recruitment efforts, unpaid detention time, a robust training program, and apprenticeships.
The Logistics Business is Booming Creating a Demand for More Truckers
Although the country is short on truckers and equipment, logistics companies are having one of the best years ever. The demand is there, so is the revenue, but a shortage in the workforce is impacting everyone along the supply chain. Import/export companies are ready to hire hard-working, qualified truckers, and they recognize the critical role these workers play in our infrastructure.
Various trucking associations support Biden’s plan for trucking reform and are pinning their high hopes that it will stimulate interest in the trucking industry. Fast-track training and apprenticeships are designed to attract young people looking for a long-term, stable, safe career.
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