Transportation and storage companies are integral for the effective functioning of the food and beverage industry. These types of companies are tasked with the process of ensuring products are safely transported from their point of origin to their point of distribution and consumption. Furthermore, projections indicate that due to ongoing and increased consumer demand, the trucking industry is expected to experience growth. This is particularly the case with trade relations between Canada and the United States.
A Brief Overview of the Canadian Trucking Industry
According to the Canadian Trucking Alliance, Canada’s trucking industry is substantial. In addition to having over 260,000 drivers, this industry provides jobs for more than 400,000 total employees. Recent data indicates that this industry is valued at more than $65 billion.
In terms of transporting goods within Canada, for-hire trucking firms handle approximately 80% of the shipping. In 2012 alone, 90% of con