The American Trucking Association (ATA) reports that 70% of goods consumed in the United States are moved by truck!  An industry analysis by DAT Solutions reported that only one truck was available for every 12 loads needing to be shipped at the beginning of 2018!  Fortune Magazine quoted FTR Transportation Intelligence’s report that the truck driver shortfall hit a record 296,311 by mid-2018!

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The commercial trucking industry is responsible for moving more than 70% of domestic freight tonnage annually and is the lifeblood of the American economy. Over 10 billion tons of freight is shipped every year, thanks to qualified and safe licensed commercial drivers, and there are almost 3.5 million registered heavy-duty Class 8 trucks on the roads today, and almost four million licensed drivers.

There are not many industries that can match the demand that there is currently, for experienced freight and commercial truck drivers in Texas, and the United States. That’s why more Texans than ever before, are pursuing training and licensure to join the fast-growing industry, that offers job security in virtually any region in the United States.  If you are looking for a high-growth career, that offers the entrepreneurial benefit of small business ownership (owner/operator), commercial transport may be a good fit for you.

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