While many industries are seeing a quickening with global business shifts such as e-commerce and 24/7 virtual access, the trucking industry is suffering from a driver shortage – a problem with the potential to slow things way down. With 70% of freight transported by OTR (over-the-road) drivers, this is a problem requiring immediate understanding and attention.
The puzzle pieces just aren’t fitting together. The industry is seeing an increase in regulations (requiring more drivers) and tougher hiring criteria, with a measurable decrease in drivers. The resulting trend is going in the wrong direction for hiring managers struggling to keep up with demand.
Our latest infographic explains the converging factors creating the problem and the stark reality of what needs to be done about it. View the full infographic here: