Additional 105,000 Truckers Will Be Needed by 2023, According to ATA Chief Economist
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The persistent truck driver shortage is a complicated issue that is tied in part to quality-of-life considerations, according to American Trucking Associations Chief Economist Bob Costello.
Costello reported the trucking industry needed an additional 60,800 truckers in 2018, a shortfall that is expected to grow to 105,000 drivers by 2023 unless recruitment efforts improve. Costello delivered a presentation at the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Motor Carrier Safety Advisory Committee meeting on July 20.