How Truckers Meet Holiday Shopping Demands

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Truckers go out of their way to make sure everyone’s holiday shipments come in on time.

Semi-truck drivers still play a massive role in the global economy and certainly in the American economy. Trucks bring large shipments between warehouses, planes, trains, ships, factories, and stores. Some deliver right to your doors. Whichever endpoint a trucker’s shipment has, he plays a part in the ongoing orchestration that is load transportation. Here’s how truckers meet holiday shopping demands.

Trucking: A Continual Orchestration of Load Shipments

Truckers work together to bring items to factories, from factories to warehouses, and from warehouses to stores or homes. In some cases, air, ocean, or rail travel may be part of the shipment’s journey. Much planning and paperwork go on behind the scenes, and truckers must know how to load their shipments properly and check into weigh stations along their routes. You can learn more about how trucking works here or on our blog.

Gaining and Training Employees

Trucking companies, from large ones like FedEx to independent companies like Evan Transportation, need to have enough employees to take all the deliveries, especially in the holiday season when people buy much more. Companies need qualified employees, people who know how to stay alert on the road, handle loads, and drive a semi-truck, which is quite different from driving a sedan! Some companies, like Evan Transportation, may also need employees who are certified to enter shipping ports.

Delivering Extra As Necessary

Some truckers volunteer to put in extra time and deliver more loads when holiday shopping increases. This happens when there is a shortage of employees at a company. It means more time away from family and more time braving the roads.

Braving the Winter Roads

Like everyone else, truckers must be careful when driving at night and in snowy or icy conditions. In general, truckers are very aware of surrounding traffic. If you are driving past a semi-truck, remember to be alert and avoid the truck’s no-zones.

Truckers: Delivering Shipments Large and Small on Time

Truckers deliver goods between manufacturers and retailers and customers for all kinds of industries. Evan Transportation specializes in transporting loads for businesses as an outsourced trucking company in the Mid-Atlantic region, meaning they take care of the back-end of deliveries, helping stores stock their shelves. Remember to thank a trucker if you run into one this holiday season!

For All Your Trucking Needs

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