Indeed. Not for a long time have designated online writers been able to approach the appointed subject with greater enthusiasm. Because this is what happened initially. The writers’ brief was to provide an outline, including as much information as reasonably possible, on the trucking business. But as the project’s first page was turned, the writers, as was expected, really did not have a clue. So, utilizing their best reading and research skills, they all set off to work.
And the more information they picked up, the more engrossed they became. Because, to their mind, America’s trucking industry is really fascinating stuff. When putting the online copy together, in their enthusiasm to share with interested readers what they learned, they thought the article heading would be apt. Trucking News can be a real eye opener for those who broach the subject for the first time. For instance, would you believe this if we told you?
At the time of putting this exciting broadcast together, there were just over three million registered and professional truck drivers on American roads. Chances are also good that road fatalities by truck drivers are pretty minimal. Inherited information showed that drivers in possession of a CDL truck driving license from an accredited driving school are eighty percent less likely to be the cause of a road accident at any time of the day.
This is an eye opening stat when you think of the number of hours that drivers are required to put in at the behest of their employers. Generally speaking, this is unfortunate when seen against the backdrop of today’s market forces. In order for commercial and industrial businesses to thrive head and shoulders above their rivals, they need to deliver their goods and services on time every day. One slack delay can lead to a contract being lost.
So, it is fair to say that there is a lot of responsibility riding on the shoulders of today’s professional truck drivers. Not only do they need to ensure that they are driving responsibly across state and county lines at all times, they also need to time their driving excursions perfectly to ensure that their clients’ demanding delivery schedules are being met. The responsibility obviously rests with trucking owners as well.
The demand for new recruits remains as high as ever. Trucking companies will be advertising new job vacancies at any time of the year, not so much to do with the fact that drivers are leaving the industry, which they are not, but more to do with the fact that business volumes continue to grow. For many commercial and industrial enterprises, truck deliveries remain the most convenient and affordable mode of delivery for them.
The legacy of on time deliveries stretches way beyond the time the first long distance roads were tarred. As the Wild West was being tamed and new frontiers were opening, oxcart deliveries were being made across dangerous terrain throughout those early pioneering years.