The Truck Driver of Tomorrow

While some may see truck driving as an immutable, unchanging profession, the truth is that the industry is quickly headed in many different and exciting new directions at breakneck speed. The successful truck driver of 10 years from now may be a very, very different kind of person and employee than the successful truck driver of today.truck driver

According to Market Research firm Frost & Sullivan’s Sandeep Kar, the truck driver of the future will be younger, more highly educated, have a greater amount of technical acumen, and be paid significantly more than the truck drivers of today. Kar made these industry predictions at the Commercial Vehicle Outlook Conference, part of this month’s Great American Trucking Show. It’s not incredibly surprising. As navigation and transportation technology changes rapidly, so too must the workforce.  Younger drivers with more technological experience will inevitably have a leg up when it comes to learning and managing new technologies like partially self-driving trucks.

Despite these changes, the driver of the future will still probably be fueling up with diesel. While there is a consistent push to use more natural gas, it’s availability, now and for the conceivable future, is limited, particularly outside the United States. Still, Kar predicts that natural gas will see steadily increasing use within the US, albeit at a slow rate.

As for the trucks of 2022, they will undoubtedly be more fuel-efficient, leave a smaller carbon footprint, be safer, and have more built in “smart” technology, allowing communicate automatically to other drivers, through social media, and other infrastructures. These advances will help drivers boost productivity immensely and offer up to the minute ETAs.

Kar also said that there is an increased industry interest in failure detection systems that can detect and predict impending failure of any individual part of a truck, warning the driver, home office, and contacting the closest repair service simultaneously and automatically.

Here at Evan Transportation, we strive to stay current with shifting industry trends and technology to ensure that your product is being moved in the most-efficient and safest way possible. We hire professional truck drivers with excellent driving records, and maintain a fleet of trailers and vehicles that are reliable and ready to roll and are a top-notch freight provider with high-level customer service and a track record of dedication and industry excellence.

Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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