Where Have The Drivers Gone?

AFFLINK

Flash forward just a few years to 2014 and that number had skyrocketed to 38,000.

Truck Driver Shortage: Getting Better, Worse, or No Problem at All?

Talking Logistics

We experienced a ‘freight recession,’ last year, which eased the pressure on the driver market,” [ATA Chief Economist] Bob Costello said. Now that freight volumes accelerating again, we should expect to see a significant tightening of the driver market.”.

Looking Back at Previous Capacity Crunches & How Shippers Responded

Cerasis

The same held true after Superstorm Sandy and the unyielding winter of 2014, reports Lawrence J. Also, the driver short has continually grown worse for the last eight years, and it is expected to continue through 2026, asserts Iris Kuo of Trucks.com. Make freight attractive to carriers.

The Future Is Now for Logistics

Material Handling & Logistics

But some Class 1 railroads, CSX in particular, are cutting back on intermodal service to favor more profitable freight. If things don't change, and we continue up this progression, by 2026, we will be at 170,000 drivers short. The capacity crunch and technology are reshaping ?the