Truck Drivers Are Key to Fixing the Supply Chain

Supply Chain Circular Graphic Featuring a Commercial TruckAre truck drivers the key to fixing supply chain issues? Yes, they are. Truckers move goods all around the country– and the world. The problem, though, is there aren’t enough of them. The trucking industry in the U.S. is short about 80,000 drivers, according to Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. That number is up from 61,500 from before the pandemic. It turns out that thousands of drivers recently retired and/or dropped out of the industry. The industry needs to recruit, train and assist thousands of younger drivers!

Commercial Trucks Are Key to Supply Chain

If you’ve paid attention to the news, you know that there are dozens of cargo ships waiting for weeks to get into port and dump off their cargo in places like Long Beach, California. Once the goods are unloaded, they need to be taken elsewhere, but if there aren’t enough truckers to do that job, then the U.S. has supply chain “issues.” And you better believe we’ve got a supply chain crisis on our hands! Therefore, you see empty shelves at grocery stores, discount stores, and many other places.

Did you know that truck drivers move about 71% of the U.S. economy’s goods? Just about every supply chain uses trucks to move their goods at some point in the journey from origin to destination.

Truck drivers are essential to supply chains. Without them, the economy comes to a screeching halt, and chaos ensues.

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