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Lack of truck drivers continues, according to national survey

Posted by Genie Wood on Wed, Jan 18, 2012 @ 03:56 AM

The national survey, Business Expectations Survey, is conducted by Transport Capital Partners, TCP, and this year determined that there is still a lack of experienced truck drivers in the industry.

The survey shows that roughly 70 percent of trucking carriers were having a hard time hiring additional truck drivers. Unseated trucks for carriers rose between 10 percent and 18 percent, up from 6 percent and 10 percent in the previous quarter.

TCP also found that carriers think wages should drastically increase for truckers if they are going to be able to fill vacant positions. There were 65 percent of carriers that thought the wages earned by truckers should be more than $60,000. That amount is an increase of 49 percent from the wages earned in May of 2011.

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