For most Americans, buying groceries, filling up their cars with gas, and shipping and receiving packages are a necessity. Hardly do they stop to think how products get where they need to be. Most Americans don’t realize that trucking has become an everyday luxury.
Throughout America, the footprint of trucking is easily seen. Everyone’s daily lives get affected by trucking one way or another. Businesses, no matter the size, need trucking to keep up with the consumer’s demands. Demands that in today’s world need to be met with quick turnaround.
Without trucks, the US economy would come to a standstill. Manufactures would not be able to receive the materials needed to produce goods. Consumers would not be able to buy products due to empty shelves. The amount of cargo trucks handle daily is greater than the amount carried by planes, train, and ships. Almost 71% of freight moved in the U.S. goes on trucks, according to trucking.org. (http://www.trucking.org/News_and_Information_Reports.aspx)
The impact of the loss of trucking is seen during natural disasters. Gas stations run out of fuel leading to long lines at the fuel pumps. Mail and package delivery is delayed or comes to a stop. And hospitals and grocery stores run out of supplies. All of this leads to substantial economic hits and long recovery times.
The trucking industry consists of 800,000 drivers that, on average, drive 105,000 miles a year. This requires a strong dedication to the job to keep America moving. Being away from family during the week and sleeping in the back of a truck is common. It’s not an easy job, but still is a cornerstone of the American economy.
Lawrence Freight understands the dedication and importance of trucking. Many of their former employees were, at one point, drivers. Lawrence Freight knows that without drivers, the economy and people’s everyday lives would take a hit. That’s why Lawrence Freight makes it a priority to be a Top Pay Carrier. Lawrence Freight want’s to provide the best for those who provide the best for everyone else. To find out more about driving for Lawrence Freight, visit the drive for LTS website.