The American Trucking Association projects the shortage to reach 50,000 by the end of 2017 and if current trends hold the shortage could grow to more than 174,000 by 2026.
"We experienced a "freight recession," last year, which eased the pressure on the driver market," Costello said. "Now that freight volumes accelerating again, we should expect to see a significant tightening of the driver market."
"While the sortage is a persistent issue in our industry, motor carriers are constantly working to address it," he said. "We already see fleets raising pay and offering other inventives to attract drivers."

The following fleets are currently excepting new drivers
*subject to change without notice*
Plainfield Trucking
US Xpress
H.O. Wolding
Windy Hill Folliage
Schneider National
Transport National
Skinner Transfer Crop.
Waste Management
Swift Transportation
Prince Corp.
Transportation National
DeBoer Transportation
Wisconsin Distributors
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