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Trucking in the Pandemic

The global COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost every industry in the world, and it’s the same story for trucking. With the disruption to global container-shipping networks, a shift in consumer buying behaviors, and major economic uncertainty, things looked bleak, to say the least! Many truckers thought they would be out in the cold as demand for everyday items ground to a standstill overnight. However, trucking has weathered the storm, and with economies opening up and shoppers returning, there’s plenty of hauling to be done to meet demand. In this blog post, we’ll explain why right now is the time to join REY Logistics as an owner-operator.

Trucking was vital to keeping the country going during the pandemic

As businesses closed and people were told to stay at home, truckers were still required to work as they are a vital part of our country’s logistical system. Truckers and their families put their lives at risk to ensure fellow Americans had food on their plates, clothes on their backs, and received vital medical supplies. Now that the end of the pandemic is in sight, the bravery of America’s truckers should not be forgotten. They will now be key to successfully reboot the economy!

Types of cargo have changed significantly

During the pandemic, there were dramatic shifts in the types of cargo being hauled. For example, with more people working from home and therefore driving less often, there was a lower gasoline demand but the demand for pharmaceutical supplies increased dramatically as a result of the pandemic. The change in these types of cargo meant there was still a demand for truckers, although other industries were hanging on by a thread.

The outlook for the trucking industry as the pandemic eases

As the pandemic eases, trucking will go back to how it was before the pandemic started. People will drive more, spend more on consumer goods, and restaurants will stock their shelves again. Additionally, there will be a lower demand for specialized items like pharmaceuticals and PPE products that sometimes require specialized cabs for temperature regulation. For the everyday trucker, this is amazing news as the industry is due to experience a boom in the coming months and years.

Trucking with REY Logistics as an owner-operator

With REY Logistics, you can work as an owner-operator, giving you more control over your career as a trucker. Work when you want while still earning an amazing salary. Owner-operators get great benefits including a 24/7 dispatcher, a 50c per gallon discount on fuel, a ride-along program, and $200 per week for liability and cargo. Add to this the generous 80/20 split and the fact that you could earn up to $6,000 per week, and you’ve got yourself a job that’s too good to turn down!

At REY Logistics, we’re always looking for hardworking truckers to join our fleet, so if you own a rig and are looking to earn some serious cash, give us a call. With the end of the pandemic in sight, now’s the time to get on the road and start your new career as an owner-operator with REY Logistics!

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