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Iowa trucking industry focuses on attracting drivers

Jan 28, 2019 at 07:10 AM CST

Trucking is important to Iowa, and Iowa carriers are very proud of the important role they play in serving this state every day. The professional men and women behind the wheel of the truck are the foundation of Iowa’s trucking industry. Every single one of us is affected daily by these professionals. To see how a truck driver affects your life, look around at the products in your home, your office or the food you consume every day. Professional truck drivers are responsible for ensuring that you have what you need, and that is a significant responsibility. Agriculture and manufacturing are equally dependent on trucks. Every day, trucks move over 350,000 tons of Iowa products. Additionally, more than 70 percent of Iowa communities rely exclusively on professional truck drivers for the delivery of essential daily products.