07 Oct Trucking Trends: Trident and True Values
All for one, and one for all! The three core values that drive trucking forward into a more ethical tomorrow: Humanitarian response, sustainable development, and serving the community
In art theory there is a rule of three’s.
Visually, it’s supposed to compose balance and perfection– even the lens of the average camera is broken into three sections– the better to help photographers employ the rule of thirds.
Geometrically, the same rule applies: the triangle is the strongest shape in physics, and over the decades trucking has been shaped to meet an ethical trifecta of strong ethics described by Antonio Guterres as, “Humanitarian response, sustainable development, and sustaining peace.”
Ethical consumer behavior drives the economy: that economy is riding on the trucks that transport the seventy-two percent of American goods that drivers transport across the U.S. With trucking expected to grow an additional twenty-one percent in the next decade, it’s good that the trucking industry is proactively working to continually improve their overall impact.
At Blue Eagle we are a genuinely people-first organization. We practice both meeting the immediate needs of our drivers, with solid health benefits, while making sure that we’re investing in their retirement, to help ensure they have a future that is financially sustainable.
And truckers may be on the move, but that doesn’t mean that they’re part of a corporate conglomerate: trucking is all about small business: A reverberating ninety percent of all trucking companies are small businesses. These businesses employ 3.5 million drivers, with almost nine percent of all U.S. workers jobs connected with the transportation industry. Trucking serves communities through providing jobs for its families.
Those small businesses have banded together to cut ninety-five percent of trucking emissions in the last two decades. In fact, 60 modern trucks are equivalent to the pollutant-output of a single truck from 1988!
Each driver will cover an average of three million miles over the course of their career. Perhaps it’s seeing the beauty of the United States for themselves, but few professions are as patriotic, as devoted to the country as truckers. With their potential for impact, we’re fortunate that drivers are so committed to its long term success.
Serving the community:
If one lined up all of the trucks in the United States they would reach the moon. But drivers have their wheels firmly planted on the roads that connect farms, factories, and homes to American families. Blue Eagle’s own final mile logistics team serves by delivering the essential goods required for their needs: families are getting a range of essential goods and their medical supplies needs are met.
It’s their work to provide essential goods to households around the nation that helps maintain the peaceful, seamless experience the average citizen takes for granted. We can be grateful that drivers’ average 242 nights on the road every year help provide ninety percent of the food that we eat and the vast majority of medicines.
In short, the symbiotic tri-core of values that trucking promotes is both economically beneficial in the present, while promoting an ethically sound approach to a sustainable future. Using humanitarian, environmental and peace promoting values follows the broader consumer market, but ultimately it’s the right thing to do. Today’s vehicles are the most fuel efficient, clean vehicles ever seen.
And in trucking trends, when it comes to trucking ethics… threes the charm.