Category Archives: Truck Driving Industry

How the Pandemic is Affecting Truck Driver Shortages

How the Pandemic is Affecting Truck Driver Shortages

Truck Driving DemandThere is no part of the world that has not been affected in someway by the COVID-19 pandemic, and that includes businesses in all industries. Here in the United States, the truck driving industry, which is more essential now than ever before as we rely on it to transport needed goods, is dealing with a crisis of driver shortages.

The Problem Started Before the Pandemic

The truck driving industry has been dealing with a shortage issue since long before “social distancing” and “coronavirus” became a daily part of our lexicon. That problem has been exacerbated, however, as many potential driving candidates are stuck in purgatory waiting to obtain the credentials they need. Despite thousands of anxious drivers ready to join the industry, they are stuck in limbo, as a result of many states (temporarily) closing their State Driver License Agencies and DMVs to help stem the spread of the coronavirus.

Unequivocally, the supply chain is dependent on the truck driving industry, and truck driver shortages could have adverse effects as thousands of drivers wait to start or complete the process of getting a CDL permit and/or license. As such, many driving organizations, training centers and other leaders are asking the government to help cut through the red tape to ensure there isn’t a disruption to the supply chain. You can learn more about the efforts here.

Truck Driver Placement Agencies Can Help

If your business is worried about not being able to find a reliable driver, the truck driver placement agents at Platinum Drivers are here help. For more information, contact us at your convenience.

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Truck Drivers?

How Has the COVID-19 Pandemic Affected Truck Drivers?

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly impacted the entire world. The global economy has come to a near halt and even more tragically, there have already been (as of this writing) over 62,000 deaths worldwide and over 8,000 deaths here in the United States as the result of the coronavirus. Put simply, the COVID-19 pandemic has… Continue Reading

What Are the Most Common Causes of Heavy Truck Accidents?

What Are the Most Common Causes of Heavy Truck Accidents?

Every year, there are anywhere from 400,000 to 500,000 accidents involving heavy trucks all across the country. Many of these accidents are a direct result of fatigue. Truck drivers spend long hours hauling loads and get tired when they do. If they push themselves too hard, fatigue can cause them to make bad decisions and… Continue Reading