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Oct 21 - Wanted: 80,000 truck drivers to help fix the supply chain
 

 
Wanted: 80,000 truck drivers to help fix the supply chain

The trucking industry is short 80,000 drivers, a record high, Chris Spear, President and CEO of the American Trucking a*sociation, tells CNN.

That's a 30% increase from before the pandemic, when the industry already faced a labor shortage of 61,500 drivers.

That's a pretty big spike," Spear added. Many drivers are retiring, dropping out of the industry. Increased consumer demand, prompting a need for more drivers, also plays a big role in the shortfall.

This comes at a time when US ports are backlogged -- primarily because there are few trucks and drivers to pick up cargo -- creating a supply chain slowdown. President Biden directed the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to move to 24/7 operations. However, the ports can't yet work round the clock because importers don't have enough drivers to move their cargo at all hours.

"24/7 operations - it's an improvement," said Spear. "But it doesn't matter if it's a port in LA or Long Beach, or the last mile of delivery from a train to a warehouse in Wichita. You're going to have to have a driver and a truck move that freight."

Truck drivers move 71% of the US economy's goods, but represent just 4% of the vehicles on the roads, said Spear. If nothing is done, the latest figures put the industry on track for a shortage of 160,000 drivers by 2030, and the need for 1,000,000 new drivers over the next ten years, according to the American Trucking a*sociation.

The bipartisan infrastructure bill awaiting action in Congress would authorize hundreds of billions of dollars for transportation, which would include workforce development for the trucking industry. That would allow 3,000 drivers between the ages of 18-20 to undergoing training, permitting them to drive tractor-trailers across state lines. Currently, drivers must be 21 to do so.

Spear believes younger drivers are the key answer to the labor shortage.

"I think that clearly is the most impactful thing that could be done right now to alleviate this problem. So next year, [we] are not going to be having this conversation because it will alleviate itself because we're investing," said Spear.

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 1 month ago '15        #2
T rootz 
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This is what will push them to buy or invent more self driving 18 wheeler.
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 1 month ago '14        #3
BasedSoul  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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Respect to all the truck drivers out there.
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 1 month ago '11        #4
coleslaw 
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Finishing up my cdl license in a couple weeks and got a good job waiting for me
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 1 month ago '15        #5
DamianDragunov 
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About a year ago, many and most on here were making fun of truck drivers and said they could be easily replaced with some damn robot azz drivers..

Clearly none them knew anything about driving rigs, the elements, and what it took to command a big azz load…





Just happy y’all getting appreciated again.


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 1 month ago '15        #6
DamianDragunov 
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 T rootz said
This is what will push them to buy or invent more self driving 18 wheeler.


That technology is so far off.

I do t think you understand what it takes to haul a load cross country, or even drive a standard double axle split shifter…


I’m curious though. Do you even know how to drive a standard transmission? How gearing works?

Not trying to insult ya at all. Just don’t to many anymore that can even work a clutch.


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 1 month ago '11        #7
Anti  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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 coleslaw said
Finishing up my cdl license in a couple weeks and got a good job waiting for me
Congrats man, if they just drive I’m going to look into it. I’m never package handling a truck again in my life.
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 1 month ago '04        #8
nwking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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Saw a sign on a truck on the freeway starting pay 25/hr
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 1 month ago '19        #9
GetYaCoinsKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 DamianDragunov said
About a year ago, many and most on here were making fun of truck drivers and said they could be easily replaced with some damn robot azz drivers..

Clearly none them knew anything about driving rigs, the elements, and what it took to comman a big azz load…





Just happy y’all getting appreciated again.
No.

They can still be replaced easily, Issue is that the DOT and bureaucracy doesn't allow tech to advance.
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 1 month ago '20        #10
Piss Wizard 
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Pay more f*g**ts
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 1 month ago '15        #11
DamianDragunov 
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 GetYaCoinsKing said
No.

They can still be replaced easily, Issue is that the DOT and bureaucracy doesn't allow tech to advance.


Whatever it takes to make ya feel better…



I do t think ya have any idea what it takes to haul a heavy load, cross country, elements, skill, ect… there’s not even fully automic little azz passenger vehicles that dependable yet.
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 1 month ago '19        #12
GetYaCoinsKing  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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 DamianDragunov said
Whatever it takes to make ya feel better…



I do t think ya have any idea what it takes to haul a heavy load, cross country, elements, skill, ect… there’s not even fully automic little azz passenger vehicles that dependable yet.
Nothing has to make me 'feel better' its just facts, Lvl 5 autonomy has been ready the only thing standing in the way of progress is humans.
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 1 month ago '21        #13
sideline 
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fu*k that dangerous a*s job. I got no love for the truck driver industry.
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 1 month ago '06        #14
daffysm 
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 DamianDragunov said
Whatever it takes to make ya feel better…



I do t think ya have any idea what it takes to haul a heavy load, cross country, elements, skill, ect… there’s not even fully automic little azz passenger vehicles that dependable yet.
i dont think you realize how close it really is


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 1 month ago '15        #15
DamianDragunov 
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 daffysm said
i dont think you realize how close it really is




Even seeing this same sht for at least 2-3 years… it’s propaganda..

Go look at past bx threads … I’ve been saying the same thing, and those “who think they know” been saying the same thing for years..

Your reading what these corporate entities been pushing for years.
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 1 month ago '06        #16
daffysm 
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 DamianDragunov said
Even seeing this same sht for at least 2-3 years… it’s propaganda..

Go look at past bx threads … I’ve been saying the same thing, and those “who think they know” been saying the same thing for years..

Your reading what these corporate entities been pushing for years.
in the past you read "trucking will be automated"

then it was "self driving trucks to be tested"

now they are being tested

not sure why you just ignore the differences
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 1 month ago '18        #17
Lsulakersaints 
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 coleslaw said
Finishing up my cdl license in a couple weeks and got a good job waiting for me
Get a year or two of experience otr n find smthn local, that highway life gets old, but congrats bro...got mine 11 years ago
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 1 month ago '18        #18
Lsulakersaints 
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 sideline said
fu*k that dangerous a*s job. I got no love for the truck driver industry.
It's cool, it's just most people aren't willing to spend years otr, I lasted just under a year out there and came home
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 1 month ago '17        #19
Speedy ClapSon 
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 GetYaCoinsKing said
Nothing has to make me 'feel better' its just facts, Lvl 5 autonomy has been ready the only thing standing in the way of progress is humans.
No computer can make a 18 wheeler back into docks
You really don't know anything about trucking
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 1 month ago '08        #20
606robin 
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 coleslaw said
Finishing up my cdl license in a couple weeks and got a good job waiting for me
Make it a good career instead
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 1 month ago '15        #21
DamianDragunov 
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 daffysm said
in the past you read "trucking will be automated"

then it was "self driving trucks to be tested"

now they are being tested

not sure why you just ignore the differences
“Read” “read” “read”….



Only really automated sht that’s really been used these days is “self check out”

All that other sht ya see is just talk…


Even seeing the same sht since the “jestsons”


Bunch of false promises… pushed by cats who ha e no idea what it really take to operate real rigs…
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 1 month ago '15        #22
DamianDragunov 
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 GetYaCoinsKing said
Nothing has to make me 'feel better' its just facts, Lvl 5 autonomy has been ready the only thing standing in the way of progress is humans.

So where’s these automated great vehicles?


Show me the people and court cases that have supposedly stopped all this innovation?
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 1 month ago '14        #23
strungout  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x6
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But but but but but bx told me self driving vehicles were going to make this industry obselete
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 1 month ago '19        #24
Jwin 
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I think is going to be like the smart phone. Took about 10 years to do it but now we can’t even function as human beings without a phone. Maybe over the next 10-15 years. It’s enough companies out there that want to see this happen. Look at the amount of self checkout lines opened up since Covid….
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 1 month ago '21        #25
FRAZZELDRIP 
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Let's go Brandon!
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