driver shortage

Business, Logistics

Fed Beige Book Cites Trucking Woes as Drivers Prove Hard to Find

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American businesses want to keep trucking along, but they’re running into a persistent roadblock: a driver shortage amid high demand for freight services.

Jeanna Smialek | Bloomberg News
July 19, 2018
Business, TCA

Pensacola State College to Open Commercial Trucking School

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Florida’s Pensacola State College is starting a commercial truck driver training program for the fall and Santa Rosa County is going to help.

Kevin Boyer | Crestview (Fla.) News Bulletin
July 16, 2018
Government, Business

Soaring Cost of Trucking Threatens to Stoke US Inflation

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The tightest trucking market in years is testing the limits of an otherwise well-conditioned U.S. economic expansion. It also is tinder for accelerating inflation should the capacity constraints spark moves by companies to pass on those higher delivery costs.

Vince Golle | Bloomberg News
July 11, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Truck Drivers Hits New York Businesses, Pushes Up Wages

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A national shortage of truck drivers because of factors such as a competitive job market is making an impact on New York’s Long Island, forcing businesses to adapt, and driving up the pay of workers seeking to drive a big rig.

Tory N. Parrish | Newsday
July 6, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Shortage of Drivers Slows Booming Truck Demand

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Demand for new commercial trucks is surging as companies look to replace aging vehicles and freight volumes have jumped in recent months.

Matt Sanctis | Dayton (Ohio) Daily News
July 2, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Tougher Regulations, Lack of Parking Present Challenges for Truck Drivers

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The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make deliveries.

Virginia Postrel | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Delivery Boom Breeds Hiring Crisis: Finding Enough Drivers

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Every season now seems like peak season for Leonard Wright, who’s constantly recruiting drivers to staff his INPAX Shipping Solutions.

Michael Sasso | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2018
Business, Logistics, TCA

Good Salary, Sense of Adventure Drawing New Drivers to Trucking

A student trains with a simulator as part of the Hawkeye Community College CDL program. (Hawkeye Community College via YouTube)

Tom Clark says desk jobs he has worked in the past have involved 50- and 60-hour workweeks, not including daily preparation and commutes. So to him, a job that takes him away from home for large chunks of time isn’t an issue.

Jordan Larimore | The Joplin (Mo.) Globe
June 11, 2018
Business, Logistics

As Economy Heats Up, Truck Driver Shortage Burns More Companies

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A strengthening economy has its downsides. Just ask United Natural Foods Inc.

Richard Clough | Bloomberg News
June 8, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Bill Targets Driver Shortage With Age-Restriction Reduction

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In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from 21 to 18.

Danielle Grady | The Evening News and The Tribune (Jeffersonville, Ind.)
June 5, 2018