November 17, 2021 – (Birmingham, Ala.) Montgomery Transport announced its plan to address the critical shortfall of drivers within the trucking industry by implementing a Driver Shortage Surcharge effective November 8, 2021.
“This year has presented our industry with many challenges as supply chain constraints have forced all companies to adapt and discover new ways to push their businesses forward,” says Rollins Montgomery, CEO of Montgomery Transport. “The labor force has been affected particularly hard within the transportation industry as many drivers have found new local opportunities and/or better pay in areas such as warehousing or final-mile delivery to support the e-commerce boom. We chose to address this issue by further investing in our best asset which is behind the wheel.”
According to Montgomery, a surcharge of $0.05 per mile on all loads will be passed on directly to drivers in its entirety. “Our drivers remain our top priority, as we would not be able to provide the levels of service our customers expect without their sacrifices and dedication to their jobs.”
Montgomery estimates e-commerce shipments to be at an all-time high during the next 90 days as the holiday season approaches so the need for qualified drivers will only be amplified particularly within the flatbed space. It is Montgomery Transport’s goal to attract, keep and reward professional drivers as much as possible during this very challenging yet opportunistic time.
Montgomery Transport, based in Birmingham, Ala., is a nationwide, flatbed carrier specializing in over-dimensional freight and full transportation management. For more information, call 1-205-320-6000 or visit montgomeryllc.com.
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