Truck Drivers Essential at Every Step
Truck drivers are often unsung heroes, working behind the scenes to support manufacturing of every kind. Whether picking up raw materials or dropping off finished products, truck drivers are essential to keeping supply chains moving. Nowhere is this role more vital than in the food industry.
Moving the Milk
The dairy supply chain is an example of how important a single supply chain can be. Dairy products are purchased by 97.7 percent of U.S. households, with the average household buying dairy products forty-four times a year.1 All dairy products depend upon a highly perishable starting material: raw milk.
Milk must be moved quickly from the dairy farm to the milk processor, where it can be pasteurized and standardized. Last year, 218 billion pounds of milk were produced in the U.S.,2 requiring the services of countless truck drivers to transport it to the next stage in the supply chain.