One of the most critical areas is the growing shortage of commercial truck drivers. More than 70 percent of consumer goods are moved by truck and the industry needs to hire almost 900,000 more drivers to meet rising national demand, according to the American Trucking Associations’ Truck Driver Shortage Analysis 2017. In 2016, the trucking industry was short roughly 36,500 drivers, which was down from 45,000 in 2015. However, the shortage is expected to surpass 50,000 by the end of 2017. If current trends hold, the shortage could swell to over 174,000 by 2026.
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Section Markets News Date 06.04.2018