I’m going to answer this question right up front and tell you the answer is a loud resounding
Not because of a biases towards the logistics industry, not because of the jobs it creates, but because it is hands down the fastest, most productive way to move products and goods quickly and efficiently from point A to point B.
Don’t believe me?
Thats ok, don’t take my word for it.
Lets look at what the vast majority of Americans think
and more importantly what Americans want.
whether it’s fracking sand from the Permian or the new iPhone
We are a people that when we order a product, whether it’s fracking sand from the Permian or the new iPhone from Amazon we expect it to be where it needs to be quickly and with quality.
No other industry can provide this service like the American trucker can.
From the food that is stocked in your local grocery store, to the lumber your house is built of, to the fuel that is in you vehicle that brought you to work today. All that would not reach you without the amazing American truck driver.
No, the American truck driver is not going anywhere. Not in a (heaven forbid) failing economy, not in a booming economy, not in our lifetime, not even with tech guru Elon Musk trying to develop driverless all electric semis, is the American truck driver going to be replaced.
“If there’s any industry that Americans take for granted, its trucking.”
- New York Times Magazine
And they are exactly right.
Currently 70% of all American goods are delivered via trucking logistics.
70% of all American goods
Going into the beginning of 2018 the trucking industry needed 700,000 drivers to fill the gap between suppliers and consumers.
And the oil and gas logistics industry falls right in line with the same need for quality men and women to provide the best energy logistics in an exemplary fashion.