The American Trucking Association claims that there's a current shortage of between 35,000 and 40,000 truck drivers nationwide.
Trucking companies report lots full of idle trucks and ready cargo, but not enough drivers to move them. With trucks moving nearly 70% of all U.S. inland freight according to the ATA, the driver shortage could have a nationwide impact on consumer prices as labor costs rise.
The ATA estimates that continued economic expansion could demand the addition of as many 100,000 drivers a year to keep up with demand. The ATA’s chief economist, Bob Costello, has said that the driver shortage is likely to get worse before it gets better. To deal with the driver shortage, trucking companies are focusing resources on retaining labor.
The following fleets are currently excepting new drivers
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