Driver shortage ‘not a big deal’, although wages are on the rise

July 16, 2019 Alexander Whiteman

Logistics operators have yet to see the seismic impact of the year-on-year decline in driver numbers across the North American intermodal sector.  
Various reports have cited upwards of a 300,000-driver shortfall overall, with quarterly declines since 2015, but Globaltranz’s chief technology officer Greg Carter questioned the hysteria.   
“We used to go to conferences and hear constantly from the media about this looming driver shortage, but it hasn’t been the big deal they said,” Mr Carter told The Loadstar.  
“In the ...

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