The key to unfurling domestic supply chains may not be more truck drivers on the road, but getting them in and out of warehouses faster.
Parking and pay are among the biggest frustrations of truck drivers.
Aircraft fighting wildfires are increasing demand, too, but the real problem is a shortage of truck drivers capable of delivering fuel.
“COVID has shown Americans the importance of the trucking profession,” said Darrel Harris, president of Yellow Corp.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics would categorize Steve’s job as “production, transportation, and material moving” along with butchers, sewing machine operators and furniture makers, to name a few. One in 10 workers in the U.S. labor force are in this category.
"There's a lot more going on in the background when it comes to truck loads," one expert says.
The U.S. is facing a national trucker shortage. With the economy in an upswing, there’s more of a demand for goods than there are people to transport them. As carriers try to attract drivers with perks and pay raises, companies that rely on shipping say an unexpected rise in shipping costs has forced them to […]
1.8 million jobs are on the line.
Truck drivers are fighting to be classified as full-time employees.
They're considered contractors. They want to be employees.