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Turning the Tide on the Truck Driver Shortage

TURNING THE TIDE ON THE TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE • THE TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE AT A GLANCE - New regulations prevent truckers from driving more than Trucking companies have a shortage of about 30,000 DRIVERS 70 HOURS IN 8 DAYS O Average age of a truck driver is 55, which ☺ =1,000 means many are The reduction in hours could mean reaching retirement THEY NEED truck drivers ANOTHER 100,000 DRIVERS Only 6% of | 35 are under age 35 ANOTHER 330,000 TRƯCKERS WILL BE NEEDED BY 2020 The U.S. needs OVER 3 MILLION truck drivers to move freight FIGHTING BACK AGAINST THE DRIVER SHORTAGE BUSTED STEREOTYPES • Misconceptions about drivers and their health can deter new drivers • Getting to know actual drivers helps combat common myths IMPROVED INCENTIVES • The shortage has made many companies offer incentives for new drivers • Signing bonuses can be used to leverage job offers at different companies INCREASED PAY • Certain companies are increasing overall driver pay • Makes truck driving more attractive and lucrative for new drivers MORE RECRUITING YES! • Companies and schools are drawing veterans and others into the field • Some companies also reimburse new drivers for driving school BETTER HOURS · Fewer hours on the road means less time away from home and family • Less driving time also increases safety-a concern for all drivers INFOGRAPHIC PROVIDED B Y: Elite Truck School Elite Truck School Professional Truck Driver Training www.elitetr Sources: Fighting-Stereotypes-226551481.html

Turning the Tide on the Truck Driver Shortage

shared by BrittSE on Apr 20
U.S. trucking companies have a shortage of about 30,000 drivers! Another 330,000 truckers will be needed by 2020 to move freight. Discover other trucker shortage facts by taking a look at this Portlan...



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