Truck driving is considered a good career for individuals that like to drive and be on the road for long periods of time. According to a recent article by Forbes, the State of Logistics Report contains data which shows hours of service will reduce driver productivity by 8 percent.
The truck driving trade reportedly has an aging driver workforce which will lead to a large turnover due to upcoming retirements in the next ten years. The consensus is that the government needs to stop being so intrusive and roll back regulations.
Because wages haven't risen, there is reason to believe that the driver shortage isn't too severe. The rate of inflation has increased more quickly than actual driver wages. Therefore, there is some discord in the belief that their is actually a driver shortage.
Truck driving schools are becoming more popular as more individuals become interested in road jobs. According to the article there isn't an issue with career viability for those that enter into this field. .
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