The Truck Driver Shortage

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Truck Driver

Why we have this problem, how it threatens our entire economy, and what we can do to solve it The U.S. Department of Labor recently published a provocative report. They asked, “Is the US labor market for truck drivers broken?” Indeed, the trucking industry faces a tremendous driver shortage. In 2019, the US shortage spiked from 10,000 to 60,800, according to the American Trucking Association. A recent Bloomberg article forecasts that the current shortage will double. The ATA forecasts a further spike to 160,000 over the next decade. How did we get here? First, driving a truck is a hard job…....

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Benjamin Benjamin Gordon is an entrepreneur, advisor, and investor for companies in transportation, logistics, and supply chain technology. He is the CEO of Cambridge Capital and BGSA. He is a published author at Fortune, Supply Chain 24/7, Modern Distribution Management, and SupplyChainBrain. He has been interviewed on CNBC and ABC. He hosts BGSA Supply Chain, the industry-only CEO-level conference for all areas of the supply chain. Benjamin graduated from Harvard Business School and Yale College.