America faces massive truck driver shortage

America needs more truck drivers! That’s what the American Trucking Association’s data shows.ATA’s numbers show that America will need more than 50,000 truckers on the roads by the end of 2017. That information goes on to say this number could skyrocket if companies don’t plan to start employing at least 90,000 new drivers annually.Since more than 70% of the nation’s goods are shipped on semis, this lull in drivers will have a domino effect says Wisconsin Trucking Company co-owner Michael Kreilkamp. Kreilkamp says the United States Department of Transportation’s new safety regulations limits the current driver pool.

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