In order to attract and retain workers, trucking companies are hiking pay significantly, offering bonuses and even recruiting people they previously wouldn’t have considered.
Nearly every item sold in America touches a truck at some point, which explains why the challenges facing the industry, have special power to affect the entire economy.
Trucking often competes with construction and manufacturing for workers. Both of those industries have been on a hiring spree lately as well, and unlike trucking, construction and factory jobs typically don’t require additional schooling. To get a commercial driver’s license, an applicant needs to attend several weeks of school, which can cost about $7,000 before financial aid.
Read the article at The Washington Post.