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What Does the Future Hold for Careers in Trucking?

October 24, 2016

With the rise of automation and the continual outsourcing of many jobs to other countries, finding a career with staying power is a real concern for many thinking of a career change and for those just embarking on one. The future may look uncertain in many industries, but for U.S. truckers, the future is so bright, drivers for the best companies in Los Angeles, CA, need to wear shades.


Right now, the truck driving industry is short by about half a million drivers, and that frenetic pace of hiring doesn’t look to slow. There are a variety of reasons for this: trucking jobs can’t be outsourced to other countries, and local economies rely upon the transportation of goods to survive. Without trucks traveling American highways, the country would experience food shortages in three days. Drinking water shortages would occur in 2-4 weeks, and ATM machines would run short of cash in two days.


Truckers provide an invaluable service by keeping the American economy moving. The trucking industry creates 10 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, moving more than 71 percent of all freight through the states.


If you are looking for a lasting and stable career, consider a career in the critical trucking industry. The salaries are higher than many jobs with similar skill levels, and most drivers make it home weekly to spend time with their families.

 

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