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      Could You Help Fill the Trucker Shortage?

      Could You Help Fill the Trucker Shortage?

      New Increase In Freight Demand And A Lack Of Drivers

      The U.S. has a trucker shortage that is growing every year due to retirements as well as increased weight demand. Trucking can be a demanding job, but there are some perks too. Here is why you might want to be a trucker:

      Anyone Can Be A Truck Driver

      Trucking doesn’t require a 4-year tertiary qualification, and it takes everyone from fresh out of high-school kids to retirees looking for another career. Some people enter trucking to get out of working office jobs that often have very similar salaries anyway.

      There Are Many Industries That Need Truck Drivers

      It’s not just retail outlets looking for shipping. As a truck driver, you could choose to work in remote areas for logging and forestry companies, or you could work for FedEx. FedEx, for example, has the second highest ranking as one of the best companies to work for.

      You’ll Be Part of An Essential Industry

      Without truckers, nothing moves. The trucking industry transport over 65% of the USA’s consumable goods, and without it, massive supply chain disruptions are inevitable.

      The trucking industry requires long hours. To stay comfortable and protected in all weather, we recommend one of our coveralls. Don’t forget your high visibility vest for when you need to stop and do anything next to the road.

      The Long And The Short Of It: 5 Little Known Facts About Trucking

      The Long And The Short Of It: 5 Little Known Facts About Trucking

      Trucking may seem like a boring industry, but consider this – thanks to the trucking industry, you enjoy the abundance and variety to lead a quality life. So, in celebration of truckers and the demanding jobs they do, we wanted to let you in on some fun facts about the industry.

      1. Trucking To The Moon – Did you know that if you lined up all the trucks in the US, they would reach the moon? Pretty impressive!

      2. The Origin Story Of Trucking – Charles Freuhauf was a German-American blacksmith who needed to transport his boat...so he invented the first tractor trailer back in 1914!

      3. Going Green – Thanks to EPA regulations, the environment is enjoying a 95% cut in emissions from heavy trucks.

      4. On The Road – Truckers genuinely live on the road as they spend more than 240 nights of the year traveling in their trucks.

      5. Slow And Steady – For a truck to come to a stop when they’re traveling 65 MPH, they need 525 feet which is the length of 3 football fields. Comparatively, a car only needs 316 feet. This explains why trucking is so dangerous!

      At Kolossus Workwear, we carry long and short-sleeved work shirts that are perfect for truckers who need clothing that is of good quality and durable enough to handle daily wear and tear. We also stock high visibility workwear that adds to your safety if you’re traveling on roads and need to be visible when you get out!

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