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An Industry for the 21 st Century and Beyond

An Industry for the 21 st Century and Beyond

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  1. An Industry for the 21st Century and Beyond Werner Enterprises March 1, 2011

  2. Why is Trucking Important to the U.S. Economy? • The transportation industry comprises more than 10 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, which is approximately $1.4 trillion. • Of all the dollars spent on transportation in the U.S., 82 percent are spent in the trucking industry. • Truck drivers haul 71 percent of all freight moved throughout the U.S. • The trucking industry employs one in every 19 people in the U.S. • More than 80 percent of all U.S. communities depend solely on trucking for delivery of their goods and commodities.

  3. A New Era in Transportation • There will always be a need to move freight, and consequently, a need for professional truck drivers to move that freight. Over the years, a common misconception has developed that the industry is old-fashioned and stuck in the past. However, that impression couldn’t be further from reality. • The average salary of truck drivers is greater than many other occupations that require similar skill levels and training requirements, including construction workers, heavy equipment operators and forklift operators. • A majority of professional drivers are able to get home weekly to their families. • Trucking is a high-tech industry, and the use of computers and trucking software is extremely popular. The top trucking companies are constantly upgrading trucks with better systems, improved aerodynamics, and stronger and lighter materials.

  4. A New Era in Transportation (continued)… • Trucks are delivering a cleaner tomorrow. The American Trucking Associations’ SmartWaySM Transport Partnership Program will reduce fuel consumption by 86 billion gallons over the next 10 years, which will lead to a reduction in the carbon footprint of all vehicles by nearly a billion tons. • Safety is a top priority for professional drivers. In 2008, the large truck-involved injury crash rate fell to its lowest rate since USDOT began keeping statistics.

  5. State of the Trucking Industry… • Truck driving jobs are going to remain in the U.S. Unlike many others, they can’t be outsourced to other countries. More importantly, the trucking industry is actively seeking drivers and is ready to hire – NOW. • Resulting from a number of circumstances, the trucking industry is entering a period in which many more drivers are needed to move freight, and there will be a vast amount of jobs available both now and far into the future. • This year alone the industry is expecting a shortage of 200,000 drivers this year. • In 2012, the shortage is predicted to reach 400,000 drivers.

  6. Diamond in the Rough • Your local Truck Driver Training School plays a vital role in today’s transportation industry by giving drivers the skills and training necessary to be a successful professional driver. In addition, they are an important factor in fighting the impending driver shortage. • Supporting your local Truck Driver Training School with the allocated funds will: • assist the school in recruiting potential drivers; • help combat the trucking industry’s driver shortage through training much needed drivers; • benefit the local economy by giving a local family a source of income; • facilitate the recovery of the transportation industry and the nation’s economy.

  7. Why Job Seekers Should Choose Werner? • Founded by a driver for drivers, Werner Enterprises has always focused on managing the company with a driver in mind. Over 55 years later, Werner Enterprises still remains committed to treating every driver with care, respect and dignity. We pride ourselves in being a best-in-class company. • The average Werner Driver earns a salary of approximately $45,000 • 70 percent of Werner drivers get home nightly or weekly • Werner has great benefits, including health insurance • Werner has an Apprenticeship Program available to everyone, and eligible veterans may qualify for up to an additional $10,000 tax-free • Late model equipment with state-of-the-art technology • SmartWaySM Transport Partner • Green driver training programs • First carrier approved by the DOT to have a Paperless Log System

  8. Drive Werner. We’ll Take You Places.