Trucking Industry Deals With Driver Shortage

Courtesy of CCJ Digital
Courtesy of CCJ Digital

YRC Worldwide Inc., a less-than-truckload carrier based in Overland Park, Kan., faces a serious labor shortage. YRC has hired about 600 drivers and 1,000 dock workers so far this year. But the company needs to hire at least 800 more drivers and 1,000 more dock workers before the end of the year, according to Kelly Walls, the senior vice president of human resources.

Walls said the driver shortage is an industrywide problem driven by a number of factors: changing demographics, an improving economy and tighter competition for fewer workers.

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