Unbeknownst to many Americans, this nation relies
heavily on the commercial trucking industry for our economy to
function. With very few exceptions, nearly every product we have was
transferred on a truck at some point. Many products that are made from
multiple ingredients were hauled on a truck more than once before
becoming an end product. Trucks are the visible proof of the U.S.
economy at work.
The trucking industry is rapidly growing as
well. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ web site, the
trucking industry is strong and expanding, expecting a 22% growth in
jobs between 2000 and 2010. The government estimates that freight
volume will increase by 50 percent in the next 20 years.
does all this mean? The truck industry is growing, and they need more
truck drivers to keep up with the demand. Considering that our industry
relies on most products to be shipped through trucks, it makes sense
that as our economy grows, this industry will grow as well.
a truck driver is an honorable job, supplying our nation with the goods
necessary for daily living. Plus it is a great way to become familiar
with the area around you or to explore a region of the U.S., such as
the prairies of the Midwest.
Plus, a truck driving career is
highly profitable. With a shortage of drivers, some companies offer
signing bonuses and other incentives. Many companies offer pay advances
quickly after completing CDL training and working for a short time.
Plus there are pay increases for good drivers. Or if you work as a
trucking team or as a couple, many trucking companies offer extra pay
because you can deliver products faster than a single person.
Overall, the trucking industry can be an exciting new
job. Truck driving jobs
are available in many areas, and you can usually choose your preferred
area and hours of work. Truck driving may offer the right route for