How is the driver shortage effecting our schools?

In some of our previous blog post’s we’ve discussed the driver shortage and how it is affecting the fuel industry. In the fuel industry alone, it is hard to find drivers with the proper requirements and hazmat endorsements. This is causing drivers who are qualified to ask for competitive wages, which is causing freight rates […]

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Inflation Affecting the Trucking Industry

With the pandemic end in sight, trailer manufacturers are playing catch up and battling strong demand that is not being offset by high prices. Manufacturers orders are backed up several months and they are renegotiating pricing with consumers due to the volatile market. Trailers are reaching new highs, carriers and manufacturers are paying premiums to […]

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The Shortage Continues…

The narrative of the pre pandemic day’s is still the same regarding the trucking industry and being short on drivers. Many businesses and consumers are affected by the shortage making delayed deliveries the norm for many Americans. With an estimated 61,000 drivers short at the end of 2019, it goes without saying that COVID-19 in […]

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Home Improvement? I Wood if I Could.

As the pandemic hit, many people began home improvement projects that they had been putting off while being stuck at home.  Simultaneously, sawmills and wood processing factories were temporarily shutting their doors.  Additionally, a 2017 20% tariff on Canadian lumber had kept that supply limited to U.S. consumers.  Nonproductive factories combined with existing tariffs are […]

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Driver Shortage… A global problem!

Before the COVID-19 Pandemic, many companies were faced with a shortage of CDL drivers. With layoffs and unemployment at a record high, it is logical to think that there would be a lot more people stepping in to fill the truck driver shortage. However, going into 2021 that is not the case and the industry […]

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Trucking Industry Experts Optimistic for 2021

After unprecedented gains in 2020, which were overshadowed by COVID-19, many in the trucking industry are excited about the outlook for 2021. The trucking industry expects to see an increase in sectors such as final-mile delivery, contracting, home improvement, and overall E-commerce. The American Trucking Associations, Chief Economist Bob Costello says, “I think freight will […]

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Demand for women truck drivers is continuing to grow

Since 2010 the number of female truck drivers has increased by 68 percent. While the vast majority of drivers are men, women are often-overlooked candidates who can also excel in these roles. Companies in the trucking industry have struggled to fill open positions, and the problem continues to grow because of high turnover, retirement and […]

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