“COVID has shown Americans the importance of the trucking profession,” said Darrel Harris, president of Yellow Corp.
Drivers are retiring, while the pandemic and new drug-test data sharing are keeping many from joining the ranks.
Trucking volume offers a glimpse into consumer demand today, and what that demand might look like down the road.
Many DMVs and driver-training schools are closed, making it impossible for new drivers to get behind the wheel.
Bureau of Labor Statistics data show nearly 90,000 job openings in warehousing, transportation and utilities in March.
Trucking companies are boosting pay and trying to make the lifestyle more amenable to a new generation of drivers.
"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 […]
CEO Elon Musk said the new electric Tesla trucks will have a range of about 300 miles. But truckers may not want to pay for the cleaner ride. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
The latest merger of two corporate giants, worth a combined $5.1 billion, is far from New York City. Instead, it’s the joining of two major trucking companies, Swift and Knight. The new company, Knight-Swift, will be based in Phoenix, where both companies have their headquarters. The trucking industry faces challenges, like flat demand from manufacturers, […]