Many fleets say 2018 was one of their best years ever, but smaller carriers (1-100 trucks), while growing, struggle with challenges such as drivers, high fuel and insurance costs, government regulations and fierce competition. HDT has an exclusive first look at a new survey by Bibby Financial Services.
Labor Department Analysis Questions Driver Shortage
The American Trucking Associations has long said there’s a severe driver shortage, driven by factors such as demographic changes and an overall tight work force. The Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association contends there’s really not a shortage – just a shortage of pay and an abundance of poor treatment. Now the U.S. Department of Labor has waded into the argument.