In honor of National Transportation Week, which took place May 15-21, Truckstop.com took a pulse on what carriers are experiencing, revealing significant challenges and opportunities in the transportation industry.
According to the survey, carriers are currently faced with many challenges on the road, so much so that, according to Truckstop.com survey findings, over half (51%) of respondents polled are looking to change jobs in the next six to 12 months, even though 32% of respondents are making 50% to 74% more money.
Additional survey findings show that most carriers surveyed (96%) believe improvements made possible with the infrastructure bill will positively impact the freight transportation industry, the most significant believed to be:
- Improved conditions on interstates, highways and roads – 35%
- Better traffic flow that reduces congestion and improves delivery times – 32%
- Increase in new drivers under apprentice program – 28%
“The freight transportation industry is cyclical, which means innovating ahead of the impending ups and downs is paramount to ensuring our customers have the tools they need to navigate the industry’s cycles and ensure steady cash flow,” said Kendra Tucker, chief executive officer, Truckstop.com. For carriers to remain successful in today’s climate, they need access to easy-to-use solutions that keep their businesses moving, from getting fair rates to getting paid faster (69% of respondents say factoring is an efficient way to get paid). Truckstop.com offerings address these issues.