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Driver Shortage

Friday, August 21st, 2009

The trucking industry is currently facing a driver shortage. Since 2005 the shortage of commercial freight drivers has been falling. At the moment the industry is short about 20,000 drivers reports the American Trucking Association. Along with the freight index unchanged from May to June. Freight transportation in the US has stalled and it is at its lowest levels since 1997 the U.S. Department of Transportation reports. Commercial drivers transport 75 percent of domestic goods in the United States. This shortage will have some effects, such as delays in the arrival of goods, increase in freight rates and in turn increase in cost of domestic goods.

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