s most industries across the nation have shut down or are experiencing massive decreases in regular consumer activity forcing drastic measures, the trucking industry remains strong, even experiencing a demand surge.
In Texas, a record number of people are seeking trucking licenses amidst the pandemic. While unemployment and layoffs are rising, trucks are still moving. And once the economy recovers, there will still be no shortage in demand for these exact same supplies; with a trucking industry that reported a shortage of 59,500 drivers in 2019 and at that current trend, could reach a shortage of 160,000 by 2028, the outlook for new-hires is positive.
As consumer behaviors change due to the massive uptake in online purchases in relation to COVID-19, the trucking industry will see an increased workload to meet the demand in coming years. The new competitive, fast-paced delivery expectations set forth by mass retailers such as Amazon will further change consumer expectations, thus only further increasing that demand.
Grocery and food items in particular have a seen a massive increase in regular activity during the pandemic.
Below, we have included some general safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 to keep the trucking industry and the country running healthy.
COVID-19 Safety Tips:
- Stay home and avoid gatherings of more than ten people.
- Practice social distancing by keeping a distance of about six feet from others if you must go out in public.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not readily available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. If you do not have a tissue, sneeze into your elbow or sleeve, not your hands.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily, including; doorknobs, tables, light switches, handles, desks, computers, phones, keyboards, sinks, toilets, faucets and countertops.
- If surfaces are dirty, clean them – use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection,
- Wear a facemask if you are sick.
If you believe you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, please seek the advice of your healthcare provider.
You can learn more about how you can do your part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at this link: https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2020/coronavirus-safety-and-readiness-tips-for-you.html
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