It’s all because shipping demands are rising in tandem with driver vacancies. For large carriers, this means a driver turnover rate as high as 94% while shipping demand, particularly for spot freight loads, is booming.
More loyalty, quicker pay and technology usage are effective. The trucker shortage is everyone’s problem. The lack of drivers is causing the prices of nearly everything to go up, whether it’s your grocery bill, your business expenses or, perhaps worst of all, your Amazon Prime membership.
After months of public comments and listening sessions, the DOT plans to ease HOS rules while still focusing on driver safety.