driver shortage

Government, Business, Logistics

ATA's Bob Costello: Forecasting the Shifting Business Climate

ATA Chief Economist Bob Costello talks with TT's Daniel Bearth about the shifting business climate for trucking, part of our July 12 LiveOnWeb program on the 2017 Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings. (Joseph Terry/Transport Topics)

Transport Topics
July 13, 2017

S.C. Truck Driver Shortages Push Companies to Seek Younger Candidates

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Truck drivers are an aging population in South Carolina. Nearly half of commercial licensees are more than 52 years old and most of the state’s trucking companies have driver shortages — right now.

Roddie Burris | The State (Columbia, S.C.)
December 12, 2016

Lifestyle Benefits Lure Some to Lower-Paying Jobs Driving Buses Instead of Trucks

The appeal of sleeping at home every night is why, despite higher wages for truck drivers, some choose to drive rapid transit buses.

David Weissman | The York (Pa.) Dispatch
April 8, 2016

'Without Trucks, Man, We're Doomed'

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The reality of life along the interstate is a leading reason for a growing shortage of long-haul truck drivers, even as trucking firms maintain near-continual recruitment campaigns and offer lucrative incentives to attract and retain drivers.

John Cropley | The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, N.Y.)
March 28, 2016

Truckers in Higher Demand Than Any Other Occupation in West Ohio

Burch by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

The demand for qualified job applicants in Ohio is as robust as it has been in the past five years, particularly in the trucking and nursing industries.

Thomas Gnau | Daily News (Dayton, Ohio)
January 5, 2016

'NBC Nightly News' Highlights 'Luxury Big Rigs'

NBC Nightly News

Watch the video clip that aired on 'NBC Nightly News' on Sept. 6 that took a look at the enhancements being made to long-haul trucks in an effort to make life on the road more comfortable for drivers.

Transport Topics
September 8, 2015

Video: ATA's Graves Addresses Truck Driver Shortage

American Trucking Associations President and Chief Executive Officer Bill Graves appeared on Fox Business' Opening Bell program on Aug. 11. He spoke about why the trucking industry faces a driver shortage at a time when so many Americans remain unemployed.

Transport Topics
August 11, 2014
Government, Business

Funds for States to Train Drivers Closer to Approval

Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

After more than a decade of temporary extensions, the Workforce Development Act that funnels money to states to train job seekers, including truck drivers, is closer to Congressional approval.

Michele Fuetsch | Staff Reporter
June 30, 2014
Special Coverage, Business

Driver Shortage Requires Industry Action, Experts Say

John Sommers II for Transport Topics

LAS VEGAS — The shortage of truck drivers will worsen as the economy recovers and as the federal government adds more regulations, so it is critical the industry retains current drivers and attracts younger ones to the profession, a panel of experts said here Tuesday.

Transport Topics
October 9, 2012