New Article: Transportation And Warehouse Jobs Growing Fast Through 2032

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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I wrote a new article today:

Transportation and Warehouse Jobs Growing Fast Through 2032.


This article was inspired by an article by Zerohedge, which said the transportation and warehouse sectors will experience strong growth for the next decade.

I've always felt that hiring will remain strong in trucking because the economics of trucking won't change, and neither will the OTR lifestyle. Trucking is a highly efficient industry that thrives on motivated people working long hours to make things happen in a tough environment. Not many people in our society can handle the demands, and we produce fewer of those types as time goes on.

Trucking is an incredibly fulfilling career but far too demanding for most people. Truck drivers have always been a special breed, and that requirement will not change anytime soon.

What have you guys experienced over the past two or three years?

  • Have you guys had consistent miles?
  • Have you had a pay raise?
  • Is your company growing?

I believe our economy will continue to weaken over the next couple of years, but trucking will adjust as it always has. The demand for drivers will remain strong, and wages will continue to grow.

Transportation and Warehouse Jobs Growing Fast Through 2032.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


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Banks's Comment
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Have you guys had consistent miles?

Nope. I usually work Monday and Friday because the senior guys will take a 3 day weekend, especially if the weather is nice. And I'll usually get something in the middle of the week. I'm working 2-3 days a week now. Pretty frustrating because I was good on furlough and now my hands are tied and I can't commit myself to anything else because i never know when my phone is going to ring.

Have you had a pay raise?

We get one annually. We get the details in August and it goes into effect in October. It's usual between 3 and 5 percent.

Is your company growing?

Reading the earnings reports, there's less shipments but more profits.

FedEx is focused on Merging Express, ground and FedEx services to become Federal Express. Since freight isn't part of that equation (yet), it's not getting much attention, but FedEx has been shutting down buildings they seem redundant or futile. I think they're up to almost 40 buildings that have been shutdown in the past year. Some drivers have been allowed to follow the work, employees that weren't given the opportunity or opted not to were given severance packages.


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PJ's Comment
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Gotta love the gov’t and how approach things.

At least they did address ATA’s myth on driver shortage, and even got it right.

For several years I have seen large warehouses being built all over the country. They are usually clustered in groups. There have been many such projects being built in Ga.

A customer of mine does some business with a contractor out of the Atlanta area who has been building those for decades. The contractor says on average from the very beginning to completion it takes approx 5-7 years. Many are built close to rail, but alot aren’t.

This leads me to believe with the length of time and capital investment someone somewhere knows alot of future information.

I’m pretty much out of the general freight business so my experiences are completely different. My customers are remaining pretty strong in the headstone business. It has it’s seasonal time in some regards but overall is steady.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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For several years I have seen large warehouses being built all over the country.

A bunch have been built in my area. The selling point is the proximity to 80, 81, 84 and 95. They sit vacant with "for lease" signs in front of them.

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