Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"What Would Really Happen If Trucks Stopped?"

The trucking industry has been part of our culture for several decades and was most popularized back in the 1970's with movies and songs depicting life on the road in a big rig. Movies like "Smokey and the Bandit" made trucking look like a thrill ride, with car chases and outlandish shenanigans in order to outsmart "the law". But what Hollywood didn't show us is the great importance that our industry has on a global scale and that this profession isn't one to be taken so lightly.

I came across this interesting Inforgraphic and it really does reiterate the importance of the transportation industry. According to the infograph our civilization as a whole would cease to function in less than a month if trucks stopped delivering goods. Really think about that....in only one month, 30 days, 4 weeks, society as we know it would be turned upside down! We would run out of medical supplies and medicine leading to an increase in illnesses and possible deaths. Our service stations would run out of fuel and travel would no longer be available. ATM's and banks would eventually run out of cash leaving our economy in shambles. Food shortages would lend to consumer panic and not to mention that cities would be overwrought with garbage. Now I know all of this may sound a bit over-dramatic at first, but the reality of it is that the trucking industry and the men and women that do this profession have a huge impact on all of  our lives, even more than you may have realized.

So the next time that you're driving down the highway and you see a "big rig", give them your respect and share the roads! They are the ones working day and night to make sure that you and your family are fed, have fuel, medicine and all of the creature comforts you've become accustomed to!

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Founded in 1990, Keystone Western provides asset – based logistics solutions for TL and LTL dry van and open deck shippers throughout North America. They also provide warehousing, regional cartage, intermodal services, logistics analysis and 3PL services. Their success has been built on reliable and cost-effective solutions for their customers. To learn more visit: www.keystonewestern.com

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