Today, trucking is one of the most successful industries in the country, providing delivery of both raw materials and goods for sale across the continental United States. Whether you are currently a trucker or are simply thinking about pursuing a job in the trucking industry, it’s beneficial to make yourself aware of the current trends in truck driving.
Continued Driver Shortage
Over the past several years, the trucking industry has experienced an increase in the demand for CDL truckers, but a decrease in the available applicant pool. This trend is expected to continue in the future, meaning that truck drivers will remain in high demand, driving up the number of benefits that drivers enjoy and increasing home time and average salaries as well.
Industrial and economic growth are expected to push trucking capacity to 100% or greater in the future. This means a further increase in available trucking jobs, particularly among private fleets that can offer an ideal work environment for many truckers. Increased capacity also means increased efficiency, reducing stress and wasted time to make trucking a more enjoyable and streamlined profession.
As demand and productivity increase throughout the trucking industry, trucking infrastructure must change as well. New technology and tools are changing the way fleets and truckers are managed, including GPS tracking and routing, mobile communications, and integrated fleet management solutions. All of these changes are designed not only to increase the amount of freight moved even with fewer drivers, but to improve the working environment for all employees of a trucking company as well.
Are you looking to take advantage of the trucking industry’s growing need for drivers in 2015 and beyond? We encourage you to stop by one of Phoenix Truck Driving Institute’s open house events to find out more about our CDL school in Phoenix, where you’ll enjoy experienced instruction, job placement assistance, and financial aid options to help you pursue the career you want. You can also reach us by phone at (877) 205-5372 for personalized answers to your questions.