10/24/2019

There’s a critical shortage of truck drivers in the US, and it’s causing everything from delayed Amazon orders to more expensive groceries

There’s a reason your Amazon orders are taking longer to arrive and retailers are charging you more for your usual selections.

There’s a critical shortage of truck drivers in the US right now, and it’s only getting worse.

The US was short some 36,500 drivers in 2016, according to a 2017 report by the American Trucking Association (ATA). The shortage was projected to bloom to 174,000 by 2026 if current trends hold, according to the report.

Nearly 900,000 drivers will need to be hired in the next decade in order to keep up with demand, according to the ATA report.

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