Posted September 14th, 2018 by Munley Law.
Thank a Trucker: National Truck Driver Appreciation Week
September 9 through September 15, 2018, is National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW). This week, we show our respect and gratitude for the 3.5 million men and women who keep our economy moving.
Truck drivers do a demanding, important, and often thankless job. We depend on truck drivers every single day to transport goods across the country. Most of us take for granted those who bear the enormous responsibility of safely moving 70,000 lb vehicles safely across the nation’s highways. They even train to combat human trafficking in the United States as the “eyes and ears of our nation’s highways”. They often sacrifice time with their own families to make their deliveries on time to ensure that we have the goods we need. Some truck drivers sacrifice far more: A recent government report on workplace fatalities showed that truck drivers had the highest number of workplace fatalities. […]Read More
Posted June 14th, 2018 by Munley Law.
Why is there a truck driver shortage?
The trucking industry is in need of truck drivers. The shortage of truck drivers in the past 15 years has been a burden on the trucking industry. The shortage of drivers has seen delayed deliveries, and higher prices on goods all over the U.S. According to the American Trucking Association, more than 70 percent of goods are moved by the trucking industry, and more than 900,000 new truckers are needed to pick up delivery demands. The shortage of truckers has forced some major retailers to pay higher prices on shipments so that they may arrive on time.
This desperate time has lead the trucking industry to increase pay for truckers by 15 percent just to attract new entrants in the industry. They are also offering sign-on bonuses to new truckers, and major pay raises. Despite the enticing higher wages, […]Read More