Truck Driver Shortage Hurts Economy

Layover.com
There’s a shortage of 20,000 truck drivers in America and 10% of all the major fleets have trucks sitting up against the fence because of a shortage of drivers.
Three quarters of all the goods in America are shipped by truck and deliveries nationwide are being slowed because of the problem.
Trucking companies are scrambling to find drivers–who must have a commercial driver’s license–offering signing bonuses and 401K’s. The average annual starting salary for a short haul driver is $37,500, $50,000 for long haul and union drivers make on average about $60,000. Meanwhile, there are 7.4 million Americans out of work. Unquestionably, there is a solution.

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