While there are many truck drivers who are company drivers, most expediters, and truckers in general, are owner operators, or are at least self employed contractors. Even driving for a fleet owner, drivers will usually be contractors.
Recent events may lead many to believe that Americans just cannot get along with one another. After hearing about the rallies, riots, protests and general hatred spewed from news media sources, a good number of people tend to think we are in very turbulent times.
The Industrial Age brought about new technologies in the field of manufacturing. Prior to this time in history, most goods were produced individually, one at a time, by hand, by people, and while time consuming, most often times the quality was superb.