The advancement of the modern world has significantly and surprisingly changed how many companies conduct business, and the trucking industry is no exception. It is quite noticeable that the overall trucking industry and the variety of new people entering the market have seen a big shift in the past few years, which has caused major shifts in the industry, particularly in the United States. The fast-paced changes in the world have impacted the overall production and development in this field.
Regardless, these changes have also brought a one-of-a-kind opportunity for companies that are willing to adopt new technologies for reducing costs and errors while increasing supply chain productivity in all facets of the trucking industry.
Delivery of healthcare equipment and medical supplies.
A trucking sector shutdown would impact hospital patients and healthcare workers. If a situation like this occurs, the U.S. Health and Human Services have a backup plan, but truckers are still needed to deliver supplies.
It is assumed that most hospitals have a sizable stock of medical supplies on hand. But if trucks were to stop delivering new supplies, those reserves would likely dry up fast. With that being said, the logistics industry and the medical sector should be working closely together to ensure there are minimal delays in the event of another natural disaster or other supply chain blockages.
Food & product transportation for businesses of all sizes.
Trucking is an essential part of the transportation industry, and it plays a vital role in the movement of food from farms, factories, and distribution centers to supermarkets and other retail outlets. Without trucks, it would be difficult for farmers and food manufacturers to get their products to consumers in a timely and cost-effective manner. Trucks are able to transport large quantities of food over long distances, which helps to ensure that fresh and perishable goods reach their destination quickly and in good condition.
10.2% of employed Americans work in transportation
More than 3.5 million truck drivers work in the U.S. trucking industry generating over $217.3bn a year. Thanks to this important economic system, many people can turn to it for employment. Indeed, all truckers, owner-operators, small and large trucking businesses, and independent contractors contribute to the prosperity and vitality of this economic machine.
Delivering fuel that is vital for everyday transportation
369 million gallons of fuel are consumed per day in the United States.
Fuel delivery businesses are essential for the movement of people and freight in the US. For every gallon of fuel used in the US, a truck or pipeline was responsible for getting it to the station it was pumped from.