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‘What Does a Trucker Look Like?’ It’s Changing, Amid a Big Shortage

Jul 29, 2018 at 06:52 AM CST
The industry — historically reliant on older, white male drivers — is facing a record shortage with an estimated 50,000 more drivers needed to meet demand, according to the American Trucking Associations. The lack of available drivers is rippling through the supply chain, causing a bottleneck of goods that is delaying deliveries and prompting some companies to increase prices.