Trucking in the USA is stronger than ever. Truck drivers are still in high demand and will remain in high demand as far as I can tell because of the many reasons for the shortage. The need for drivers are expected to reach 400,000 by end of 2012. Trucking in the USA is experiencing this shortage of qualified drivers despite the high unemployment rate across the nation for several reasons. Here are a few...
Absence of knowledge about trucking jobs
Increase enforcement of industry regulations
Increase of safety devices used on equipment (ex. tracking devices)
Increase of regulations in the trucking industry
Increase of standards for driver's health
Increase of accountability and responsibility of the driver
Increase fuel price knocks out unsavvy business operators
Poor trucking company management
Poor driver support by trucking companies
Many drivers are forced out by not qualifying to remain, while others voluntarily leave with all of the changes to USA trucking.
Since younger generations had so many options to pursue and little emphasis on trucking by the trucking industry or the educational system, the majority of drivers are old and retiring.
So, there is more to the shortage than the USA trucking complaints would suggest. It's a complex reality that will be slow to turn around.
This however leaves a great opportunity to qualified individuals who ARE aware of what trucking has to offer. A solid career with decent pay and benefits.
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What I saw in 4 yrs 7 months Not rated yet I'm a quick study of situations, at least I think so. The trucking industry as in the major carriers are not at all concerned about shortages.
Visit states across the US by video and also pick up on the best local trucking or traveling resources. I will upload local trucking video footage as I travel state to state but sometimes I may feature someone else's video thatis a little more entertaining or just plain convenient until I put my own (or yours) up.
Feel free to share information on Must See/Must Do USA section at the bottom of each state's page. We all have stopped somewhere that deserves to be put out there for everyone to experience for one reason or another. Check out these local must see/must do truck/travel stops at the bottom of each state's page and be sure to post your own.
Remember, the must see must do trucking/travel spots is strictly for customer, driver or traveler recommendations: any self promotion will be deleted.
Note:If you wish to write your own story about trucking life in the state which you reside. let me know, If you have a good write up, I'll post it on the main portion of the page, I am sure you have more to say than I do.
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