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A Look at the National Truck Driver Shortage

A LOOK AT THE NATIONAL TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE TRUCKING BY THE NUMBERS THE AVERAGE COMMERCIAL TRUCK DRIVER IN THE U.S. IS 55 YEARS OLD There were about 25,000 unfilled truck driving jobs as of November, 2013 70% OF ALL FREIGHT moved in the u.S. goes via truck 20 40 60 80 100 (percent) (tons) 10 That's about 9.2 billion tons 6 of freight per year ИИИ 3 2 It takes 3 million trucks ШИ o and truckers to move that freight REASONS FOR THE DRIVER SHORTAGE AGE More drivers are reaching retirement age Fewer drivers are coming out of schools to take up open positions GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS More stringent government regulations concerning the amount of hours a driver can work have created additional driving opportunities Companies need more workers to cover the same amount of ground SCHEDULING Time away from home can be stressful on drivers with families Especially difficult for older drivers who are looking at retirement REASONS TO CONSIDER BECOMING A TRUCK DRIVER AVAILABLE POSITIONS An estimated 330,000 new truck drivers will be needed by 2020 in the U.S. COMPETITIVE PAY Many companies offer signing bonuses and tuition reimbursement JOB SECURITY Truck drivers are always needed to keep the country moving FLEXIBLE SCHEDULES Choose routes and hours that work for you, whether long- or short-haul NO CUBICLE Explore America and see amazing sights while getting paid-no getting stuck behind a desk! Elite Truck School Infographic provided by: Elite Truck School Professional Truck Driver Training Sources: and_Information_Reports.aspx E.r----OS

A Look at the National Truck Driver Shortage

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Many truck drivers are reaching retirement age, but fewer drivers are coming out of schools to take up open positions. Truck driving offers a number of benefits and opportunities for employees of all ...


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