Think Trucking is Not Important; Think Again
February 16, 2020
No one is going to argue that the trucking industry moves the vast majority of goods throughout the country. When you look at the freight numbers for trucks, they are higher than the combined amount of freight delivered by trains, boats, and air. There's no doubt that big rigs get top billing. And thanks to their hard work and willingness to haul the things we need, truck drivers have become the real sweethearts of the road.
Trucking is an efficient industry. There's few forms of transportation that can haul as much as it does with just one load. As noted by HNI.com, the average big rig carries 80,000 pounds of freight at one time. That's a lot of materials! Trucks also go further. OTR truck engines travel up to one million miles before being retired. Car engines, however, last nowhere near that.
Trucking is not just noted for miles and freight. The trucking industry is also a leading employer. Opportunity is not limited in this biz. As stated on HNI.com, there are more than 200,000 female drivers in today's market. This is in line with information reported by other news outlets like MarketsInsider which states, "Trucking is a surprisingly egalitarian industry, with 40.6% of all trucking jobs held by minorities. This far outpaces the national average when all jobs are compared--overall, minorities hold just 22% of jobs in this country."
Overall, the total number of people employed in trucking is in the millions. It's believed that one out of every 14 jobs is created or impacted by the trucking industry. While these numbers fluctuate up and down and year to year, there's no denying the industry's significance.
When looking to the future and considering career options, the trucking industry should be one of your first choices. It's said that the average age for truck drivers is 55 years old, but the trucking industry welcomes both young and seasoned drivers. There are few industries that can match the diversity and opportunity found in the transportation business. So, when you're ready to join the ranks of this amazing, well-established industry, give Millis Transfer a call at 1-800-937-0880.
Here's to your future and your wonderful road ahead!
About Millis Transfer
Millis Transfer, Getting It There Since 1936, has an impressive service record earning dozens of “Carrier of the Year” and safety awards, two Best Fleet to Drive For nominations and recognition as a Certified Top Pay Carrier for more than 13 years. Headquartered in Black River Falls, Wis., the company has grown to an 800+ truck carrier primarily operating east of the Mississippi River. Extra perks for Millis drivers include a maximum pay rate of 47-58cpm, beautiful and well-maintained equipment, as well as a long list of amenities and benefits. Maintenance facilities and drop yards are also 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. To learn more, please visit www.millistransfer.com or www.mtidriving.com.