Savannah, GA,
16
April
2014
|
06:30 PM
America/New_York

Driver Shortage

Driver shortage squeezing trucking industry

As the economy continues to recover from the Great Recession, some careers viewed as blue collar are seeing a drop in numbers.

One of those is the trucking industry. There is a shortage of truck drivers across the industry, said Donna Randall, director of business development for Classic Transportation & Warehousing.

According to a recent “state of logistics” report, the industry is short 30,000 drivers nationwide and could see even more openings in the coming years as an aging work force heads toward retirement.

A glance at almost any job-posting board shows plenty of openings because drivers are hard to come by right now.

“There’s a negative stereotype against truck drivers,” she said. “They aren’t treated very nice because it’s not viewed as a very glamorous position.”