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Fleet Owner: “ATS: Redefining truck driving could be key to ending driver shortage”

ATS: Redefining truck driving could be key to ending driver shortage

A rapidly increasing shortage of long-haul truck drivers in the U.S. is creating problems for businesses of all sizes. According to the American Trucking Associations, the industry currently has 63,000 fewer drivers than it needs, a total expected to reach 174,000 by 2026.

One factor driving the shortage, per the ATA, is the growing trend toward ecommerce; as more and more shoppers purchase from websites rather than bricks-and-mortar stores, even retail giants such as Amazon and Walmart are struggling to get packages to consumers on time.

“A number of companies, including ours, are developing improved training techniques to feed the pipeline of new drivers,” said John Kearney, CEO of Advanced Training Systems.

Read more here.

August 2, 2018