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Trucking Industry Faces Uphill Battle to Recruit Drivers

Posted September 01, 2014

Under Logistics & Supply Chain Issues

(The Tennessean)

The trucking industry’s marketing catchphrase for years has been, “If you’ve got it, a truck brought it.”

But as trucks increasingly sit idle because of a growing shortage of drivers, the slogan might morph to: “If you can’t find it, there were no trucks to bring it.”

Already, there are up to 40,000 truck driver openings going unfilled nationwide, and it’s only going to get worse, said Tommy Hodges, executive board member and former chairman of the American Trucking Associations and owner of Shelbyville-based Titan Transfer Inc., which operates a fleet of 300 long-haul trucks. Read more here.