Number of New Drivers Defying Expectations
Despite fears of driver shortage reported by the American Trucking Association earlier this year, the for-hire trucking sector is doing exceedingly well. In March, there were more than 6,500 job additions. This comes after the 6,000 that were added during February.
This good news for the industry comes as a result of the lifted regulations and tax reform decisions made by our government. For-hire trucking employment has reached a total of nearly 1.48 million, which is 23,000 more jobs than this time last year. Wages, though, have still not seen the increase expected at less than 2%.
It’s an exciting time for the for-hire trucking industry. Technology such as blockchain and AI are shaking up the industry. Merchants, logistic companies and carriers have more resources to hire new truckers and make internal improvements. At DGD Transport, we strive to provide a work environment that keeps our drivers’ pockets full and bodies well-rested.