The average age of drivers at one U.S. long-haul trucking company is 50. And according to the American Trucking Association, the turnover rate among semitractor trailer drivers is currently riding at around 90 percent.
The number of annual traffic deaths in Georgia has not risen since hitting an all-time high in 2007. Unfortunately, that trend seems likely to change this year.
Working in the trucking industry can be stressful and demanding. Trucking companies are under pressure to keep up with the demands of their customers and truckers are under pressure to deliver products safely and on time. And, as is the case with just about any business, it's all about making money.