Fuel prices across the pond

We started to experience supply chain issues earlier in the pandemic related to shortages in semi-conductors and consumer packaged goods. Those persist, but now Europe is really starting to feel the pinch on shortages of energy and subsequently are paying for it.

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Other Variables Affecting the Driver Shortage

Truck driver turnover rates generally are higher for over-the-road fleets than local trucking companies. According to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello, “Large for-hire truckload driver turnover rates were 90% for OTR operations and 20% for local operations in 2020. He identified various factors that are exacerbating the driver shortage, ranging from lifestyle issues […]

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Truck Drivers: “Not All Heroes Wear Capes”

There are many people we should thank for being true heroes during the COVID-19 pandemic, but one profession that is often overlooked are the nation’s truck drivers. They risk their lives every single day to deliver medical supplies, dried goods, food and beverages and other vital supplies that are needed during this crisis. Like almost […]

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PennDOT Reopens Rest Stops

Yesterday, in response to the spread of COVID-19, Pennsylvania state officials decided to close all Pennsylvania highway rest stops.  After the message was made public, many truck drivers were stuck trying to find sites where they could make stops to rest and use facilities. Industry officials said, “these closures were making the job of the […]

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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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Driver Shortages on the Rise

The increase in truck driver shortages could be a serious problem for the U.S. economy in the future. Driver shortages were up 20% in 2018 and this trend is continuing in 2019. Within the next decade, United States industries could see the highest driver shortage in U.S. history.

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