It’s never been harder to hire long-haul truck drivers, even though companies are making the job more lucrative, less aggravating and more inclusive.
The driver shortage stretches back a quarter century, and lately a run up in freight demand, staggering high turnover rates, and waves of baby boomer retirements are compounding the problem.
The American Trucking Associations figures companies need about 60,000 drivers, a number that could top 100,000 in just a few years.
Trucks move almost all the food and other items Americans purchase — the shortage of drivers is driving up shipping rates.
“It’s not like these folks are making horseshoes,” says Todd Spencer, President of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. “Trucking is an absolutely essential, critical industry to the nation, to everybody in…
Original published: 2019-02-11 06:01:50 Read the full New York City News here
Some local news is curated - Original might have been posted at a different date/ time! Click the source link for details.