Trucking: One of the Best Industries in the Nation
February 18, 2018, 7:40pm
The outlook for truck driving has never been better. According to a report from the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics wages are rising. Tractor-trailer drivers also remain in short supply. A recent article from Business Insider suggests that the lag between increased wages and increased truck drivers will continue to grow. As this happens, the shortage will begin to impact transport costs as demand for goods continues to rise. To meet consumer needs in the years ahead, more and more drivers will need to join the industry.
A driver shortage is not the only thing making an impact in trucking. Technology is significantly changing and actually improving the quality of life for those on the road. The truck of today is much different than the trucks of yester years. As noted by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics technological advancements are helping the industry "redesign" equipment to be more fuel efficient and easier to drive. Drivers joining the field or those that make trucking their life long career choice will find the industry is not only becoming more profitable, but a lot safer.
Expect developments such as blindspot monitoring, braking assistance technology and variable cruise control options to become more standard in the next decade. That means improved driving conditions and more comfortable drive times. The United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics also anticipates more developments in strategic driving initiatives such as “platooning,” a method of transport where several trucks form a line and follow actions of the lead truck.
It is, without a doubt, one of the more exciting and rewarding times to become a driver. Not only are those who have been in the industry receiving great pay incentives, the economic outlook is far better for drivers than those in any other field. Now that the reasons to join the industry are better than ever, don’t delay. Start earning the money you’ve dreamed of, working in an industry that offers stable and long-term opportunities.
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning 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.