Truckers, Trucking, and Current Happenings

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Joel Dreyfuss at CNBC published an article regarding the global trucking and shipping industry.  Here is a short summary of what he had to say about the current state of trucking affairs. Click the link following this synopsis to read his full article on the website.

It is no secret that the trucking industry is a challenging one in which to be employed.  However difficult it is, though, it is one of the most crucial industries around. The shipment of many products rely on reliable trucks and their drivers, and this must not be forgotten.  According to Dreyfuss’ article, trucking generated “$260 billion in revenue in the U.S., 20% of a global total of $1.3 trillion”, with “two-thirds of all products shipped each year” being shipped and delivered by trucks.  

Because of the imperative yet challenging nature of the trucking industry, some companies are attempting to revolutionize the way that trucking is done.  The use of smartphone applications to “match trucks and shipments” helps to minimize confusion and wasted time. Other companies are attempting to combine the management of different shipping methods in order to increase efficiency.  Even with all of the recent technological advancements and innovation, the article points out that the truckers themselves will not become obsolete any time soon. There will always be things that apps cannot do, thus securing the position of the person in the future of trucking.  

Read the full article here: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/15/convoy-flexport-automating-the-shipping-industry.html 

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