SHORTAGE IMPROVES IN THE US BUT THE NUMBER STILL LOW

November 21, 2022 7:56 pm

Bob Costello, chief economist at the American Trucking Association
(ATA), revealed that the US driver shortage has eased slightly, but
remains near its all-time high.

“According to our estimates, the trucking industry is missing
approximately 78,000 drivers. That's a little less than the 2021 record
of over 81,000, but it’s still extremely high historically, Costello said.

The Association calculates shortage estimates by determining the
difference between the number of drivers currently in the market and
the optimal number of drivers based on freight demand.
On the other hand, the ATA presented a complete report on the
problem, in which it is highlighted. And, based on current driver
demographic trends, as well as projected growth in cargo demand, the
shortage could rise to more than 160,000 over the next decade.

SOURCE: https://eldiariony.com/

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