If you follow news on the Logistics and Transportation industry, you’ll see that there are constant warnings on a capacity overload and a shortage drivers that could possibly create a bull whip effect in freight shipments. Government has discussed how manufacturing is experiencing a steady increase in the U.S., and recognizes that there will be a subsequent increase in products requiring transportation. LTL Freight Shop is curious and does not understand why people that are stuck in jobs making minimal or are out of work do not want to become truck drivers. Based on numbers provided by Indeed.com the average salary of a truck driver in Florida is over $50,000 a year and the salary trends are moving up.
We believe that many people typically think of trucking as primary a long hours, lonesome highway, cross country traveling. That is a huge misunderstanding. Many drivers that work for Less Than Truckload carriers (LTL) go in to their home terminal in the morning, help load their shipment, set out in the morning, eat lunch as normal, do pickups in the afternoon, unload back at terminal, and then go home. Routes are very structured and the pay tends to be as well. In comparison, independent owners/operators that do freight shipments driving across the country have more freedom to negotiate their own rates and have the ability to make more money. These modes, in addition to railroads, have been the backbone of this country for many years and it will remain as such.
Think you can handle an 18 wheeler? The opportunity is there and job security is strong for years to come. With trucking, you’d be joining a winning industry.
Contact LTL Freight Shop at 888-752-0443 or visit www.TLFreightShop.com