Benjamin Snyder wrote an article earlier this year that was published in Fortune Magazine, entitled, “These are the top 10 in-demand jobs of 2015.” His article states, “If you’re a nurse and looking for a job, it’s pretty easy to get a new gig. The same is true for truck drivers. In fact, they’re the most in-demand jobs, according to a report released earlier this month by the job bulletin board Indeed.com.”
On August 6th of this year, BBC News published an article by Rachel Nuwer, entitled, “Will Machines Eventually Take On Every Job?” It also says that trucking is one of the most in-demand fields in the market. The article begins with the message: “It’s a booming time to be a truck driver. According to data NPR compiled from the US Census Bureau, truck driving is currently the most popular job in 29 states.” Nuwer reports, “It’s not that truck driving is a particularly sought after career path, however. Rather, it is simply one that is available and pays decently. Unlike a plethora of other jobs that have declined in recent years, truck driving has remained immune to the forces that have elbowed out different lines of work.”
As market trends shift, reasons to be a truck driver seem to be growing, even with the onset of automation. While some fear automation will dampen the future potential for drivers, that may not be the case. Nuwer says what the future holds for trucking depends much on industry leaders. Her research suggests there’s a strong possibility automation may prove to only enhance the role of the driver, making the work easier and safer.
“In the past decades, computers, cash machines and self-serve pumps have largely replaced secretaries, bank tellers and gas station attendants, respectively. Door-to-door deliveries, on the other hand, cannot be outsourced to another country, while long haul driving has yet to be automated.” Nuwer adds that there are a number of industries where people prefer and pay for services just because they are not automated. Industry experts, also, despite growing talk of automation, continue to assert truck driver jobs will only grow in demand. So far, that seems to be true.
While there is no crystal ball to the path of security, there are solid reasons to enter the field of trucking. Not only is it an industry that is currently in top demand, it does not require an investment in a four year degree. If a person has the desire to be a driver, they can make that happen in as little as a few weeks. Cost is minimal and rewards are better than many receive after four year degree training. If you want to be a truck driver, take a look at the job boards. There is plenty of opportunity for those who can step up to the challenge.
If you think trucking is the right decision for you, Millis Transfer is here to help. Along with some of the best training, Millis Transfer can get your trucking career initiated and on track. There’s a lot to gain. So, don’t delay. Give Millis Transfer a call and see how easy it is to begin your career in trucking today.
About Millis Transfer
Mills Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning the company dozens of “Carrier of the Year” awards. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., Millis is also a Certified Top Pay Carrier with some of the best equipment on the road. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are strategically located throughout the company’s operating area. Its sister company, Millis Training Institute, offers five school locations that provide students with quality training in order to earn their CDL-A license. For more information, please visit www.millistransfer.com, www.mtidriving.com or call 1-800-937-0880.