s1907 Trucking Industry News: Drivers Urgently Needed

4179 Trucking industry on verge of crisis as driver shortage grows   2 hrs ago

I think it's on the verge of a crisis. I think this is probably one of the worst times that we have seen for recruiting truck drivers, said Oyler. There is a lot of pressure and part of that is because the labor market is so tight there are a lot of folks who otherwise might go into truck driving that are finding opportunities elsewhere in construction for example  

4178 How Trucking Companies Are Responding to a Critical Driver Shortage   4 hrs ago

The industry is experiencing a severe shortage, which is expected to grow even worse over the next decade.

According to the latest data from the American Trucking Associations (ATA), the industry was short 60,800 drivers as of late 2018. Left unchecked, that shortage could swell to more than 160,000 drivers nationally by 2028, said Bob Costello, the ATA's chief economist. In a more recent survey, Centerline Drivers found that more than 50 percent of employers were having trouble hiring truckers.  

4177 Commercial Trucking Companies Getting Desperate For Drivers   6 hrs ago

Alan Butzbach can hardly buy his company much needed new truck drivers and it's getting harder to keep the drivers it has. Butzbach is the vice president of Transportation, Facilities and Food Safety Compliance at New York City-based distributor Baldor Specialty Foods. Operating in New York, Massachusetts and Maryland Baldor generally employs more than 500 drivers running about 450 delivery trucks and 30 or more tractor trailers.