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USA facing shortage of truck drivers

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According to the American Trucking Associations, the U.S. will have a shortage of 63,000 truck drivers by the end of 2018. This can lead to increased shipping and consumer goods costs.

Experts say truckers are aging out of the industry, and not enough young drivers are joining. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the average age of an American truck driver is 55.

Potential solutions include higher wages, signing bonuses and frequent raises; lowering the interstate truck-driving age from 21 to 18; promoting the advanced technology used in the industry; and recruiting military veterans and women.

Susan Moritz, ACERTUS


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