The trucking industry is experiencing quite a bit of growth right now, largely fueled by e-commerce. While this is good news overall, it also means you need to be prepared to meet the demands of retailers and consumers. The following are four of the top trucking trends for 2019 to help you prepare.
1. Driver Shortage
One of the biggest challenges facing the trucking industry right now is the lack of qualified drivers. At a time when the demand for freight is growing, older drivers are retiring with not enough younger drivers to replace them. There are several reasons for this including long hours and the grueling nature of life on the road. Transportation companies must find incentives to encourage more people to choose driving as a career. Otherwise, the driver shortage could have a harmful effect on the entire economy. Read more