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Amazon Pushes Demand for Truck Drivers Further

April 28th, 2018 No Comments

Amazon Pushes Demand for Truck Drivers Further. In an industry that is already having a hard time filling the demand for Truck Drivers. The success of Amazon and the overall shift of how consumers are shopping and getting their goods is pushing the opportunity for new CDL Drivers even higher.

Amazon’s Best of Prime 2017 Reveals the Year’s Biggest Trends —More than 5 Billion Items Shipped with Prime in 2017


Amazon Pushes Demand for Truck Drivers Further

Prime members now enjoy unlimited Free Two-Day Shipping on more than 100 million items in the U.S.

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These numbers just reflect the demand from Amazon Prime members. This does not reflect the non-Prime members deliveries, so the total demand Amazon is putting on the industry is even greater.

If you look at the trends of online purchasing, e-commerce is creating even great pressure and opportunities for CDL Drivers, Fleet Managers, etc.

Reading an article by Matt Lindner Titled Online sales will reach $523 billion by 2020 in the U.S. of Digital Commerce 360. This trend will continue.

A new report from Forrester, titled “U.S. Cross-Channel Retail Forecast, 2015 To 2020,” predicts online sales will grow by an average annual rate of 9.32% over the next five years.

Source: Digital Commerce 360. You can read the complete article here.

Make no mistake. Drivers and the demand for more drivers will be on the rise for many years to come.

The demand for truck drivers is not new. The industry has been trying to fill the demand for CDL drivers for quite a while. Moreover, the increased pressure coming from the federal mandate for electronic logging devices. A mandate that is intended to create a safer work environment for professional drivers by limiting the number of hours they can clock. Is also putting a greater demand for more active CDL professionals. Amazon and the e-commerce trends again creating a demand to fill this cavern of opportunity for more truck drivers.

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