60,000 driver shortage in the USA

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by stacks, Aug 17, 2021.

  1. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    I agree. By the time you travel to and from work, plus work 60 to 65 hours per week. You basically have time to ####, shower, and shave, maybe grab dinner with the family if you’re lucky. It’s a grind. More so then OTR guys think it is.

    Edit: I should say more then regional home weekend guys think it is. *
     
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  3. NYStarcar

    NYStarcar Light Load Member

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    There is a shortage of truck drivers but no shortage of steering wheel holders. Your stuff will make it to the supermarket, it just takes an hour for them to back it in.
     
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  4. fairshake

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    Despite the usual it's always been this way comments, there has been a HUGE increase in foreign drivers in the past couple years. I believe many of them are running teams and being overworked as most seem tired I've run across.
     
  5. davistev

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    Aussie drivers would come to the USA but apparently they do not put up with #### and swear too much to meet US English standards. Sounds like a perfect match to me
     
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  6. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    Exactly! The ATA (the crap megas lobby group) spends every waking minute trying to drive wages down. They won’t rest until they turn this gig into just another minimum wage job.
     
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  7. JLMooreKCMO

    JLMooreKCMO Light Load Member

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    Edit/copy/paste
     
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Still a big bottle/can shortage. All the beer and C-stores around me don't have much inventory. The one shipper i talked to said they've been missing a few alum coil deliveries per wk
     
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  9. Team818

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    Drivers will bail on those driver facing cameras too. More of shortage. Swift switched back to outward facing cams after many drivers bailed. They were probably going to leave anyways, but these cameras rushed that along. So, they switched back. So did werner I was told.
     
  10. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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  11. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

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    I went to get a bagels at the grocery store. They were out. The sky is falling.

    I really wanted a bagel. *Sad*
     
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