Trucking industry fears driver shorta...

Trucking industry fears driver shortage could hurt economic growth

There are 6 comments on the The Verona-Cedar Grove Times story from Aug 9, 2014, titled Trucking industry fears driver shortage could hurt economic growth. In it, The Verona-Cedar Grove Times reports that:

New Jersey is facing a worsening truck driver shortage as workers shy away from the stress, taxing work schedules, logistical frustrations and government regulations inherent in the job - prompting concerns that the driver shortfall could slow the economy's rebound.

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Timothy R Harris

Largo, FL

#1 Aug 10, 2014
My Nmeis Tim Harris And I drove tractor Triler FOR 40 YEARS
ACCIDENT Free mile.and no seeding tickets of any kind.And always
delivered my loads on time every time..But I must say that all trucking
companys need to get rid of the LOG BOOKS AND Qual coms in the
trucks and just usea trip sheet.also stop using tracking systems to track their drivers.ALL Trucking companys should treat their drives
like gold.because with out drivers the compans can not operate
I also thik all trucking companys need to get together ad fight to get
THE STATE SCALES.ALSO The Trucking comanys need to pay their
Drivers at least 2.50 a mile to start.and the should also pay for the drivers expences out on the road and never make the driver pay it
Timothy R Harris

Largo, FL

#2 Aug 10, 2014
What needs to be done is to change the hours of service.
and let the drivers as long as they want untill they get tired.also
if the companys can't get loads for their drivers then The driver should
be allowed to look for a load for his or her self.This way the truck is
always making money
Cory Trevor

Chicago, IL

#3 Aug 20, 2014
If there is a shortage of truck drivers, I believe that it would hurt the economy. Clogged supply lines are bad for any business. Personally, I love driving trucks. Being on the open road makes me feel incredibly free.

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#4 Nov 14, 2014
In my opinion, it is not so much about the work schedule and logistics frustrations, this is genuinely a market shortage created by comparatively low salaries, and an unsatisfactory working environment.

United States

#5 Nov 17, 2014
Trucking industry still crying wolf about this concocted, phony driver shortage. Go to the truck stops across America and you will find thousands of drivers sitting idle with no freight to haul. Ask any driver how he's been "moving" lately and you'll get an ear full of negativity. The industry wants to perpetuate this fake narrative of a driver shortage in order to bolster their case to hire many of the 35 million (not 11 million as the govt says) illegal aliens that will soon be eligible for employment under the upcoming amnesty. This is the kicker: They will be hired at a much LOWER pay scale.
Paul Bear

Kansas City, MO

#6 Dec 15, 2014
It's easy to forget that trucking companies bring in all the retail goods to our stores, and that the trucks aren't driving themselves. Stirring 18 gears and sitting all day is not high exertion, but it must require some serious endurance.

Being on the open road makes me feel free too, Cory.

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