I thought it was only appropriate to recognize the significance of the freight industry as we honor our nation’s independence. Imagine only being able to purchase goods manufactured in the city you live in and on top of that, manufactured with only the resources found in your community. Because of this industry Americans are able to get products from all over the country and even the world. The freight industry began with small trucks bringing produce into cities and manufactured goods to rural areas. It has blossomed into an industry that is vital to our nation’s economic well being.
As this industry has become vital to our nation’s success special interest groups and governmental agencies have been formed to protect the rights of truckers, rights shippers, and the environment. Today trucks have to meet certain emissions and safety standards to protect the environment, the driver, and the community.
Drive safely this weekend! Happy 4th of July!