Despite the high oil and gas prices the trucking
industry is running at record profits. In fact UPS and FedEx are
growing and both announced major acquisitions in the Industry in the
neighborhood of over two billion dollars. Unfortunately, the trucking
industry cannot get enough drivers to drive all the trucks and haul all
the product that needs to get to market.
It is estimated that by
2007 there will be a shortage of 145,000 truck drivers. And it is going
to be about two more decades and until trucks can drive themselves.
Robotic trucks of the future may be more of a necessity than anything
else. Many immigrants who are coming over from Russia and Mexico and
even the Middle East become truck drivers.
Trucking companies are
now forced to hire people straight out of prison just to get enough
drivers to make it all work. Some trucking companies have only a
handful of people in the entire company that don't have felonies on the
record. Scared yet?
There are employment and career opportunities
in trucking now more than ever before. Some say this is a sign of the
times and yet many industry analysts are saying that we have a crisis
looming that could affect the entire economy and industrial output in
the United States of America. Consider all this in 2006.
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