Tue, July 29th, 2014 - 9:12 am - By Gordon Basichis
Stock shares in Swift Transportation declined the other day on the news one of the largest trucking firms in the country was having difficulty finding drivers. We at Corra Group hear this from a number of our trucking clients. Good help is hard to find. Since we service the trucking industry and offer Motor Vehicle Driving Records and other background checks that service the employment screening needs of the trucking industry, we hear the recovery in the economy has exacerbated the problem. Good help is hard to find.
According to the article in Yahoo Finance….The American Trucking Association has warned the country is short 30,000 drivers, and that the gap could climb to 200,000 in the next decade.”
This is a significant concern for those especially who are shipping their products across the country. Corra Group has seen a number of startup companies that conduct our employment screening trucking packages. Where it is initially a family operation and then expands as the enterprise becomes more successful. It is difficult to say at this point whether the starts will be the answer to the shortage of drivers, but maybe part of the solution is not with the larger companies. Typically,where there is demand in the market, there is ultimately supply.