The truck driver shortage is worse than ever. While there isn’t a single root cause, a combination of factors is causing truck drivers and fleet owners alike to look within the industry to make a change. One major issue that hits close to home is driver income. In some areas, truck drivers’ hourly wages (when adjusted for inflation) have decreased as much as 35% since the 1970s and 80s, according to Business Insider. While in some cases, truck driver salaries are increasing, a portion of that could be due to the driver shortage – with fewer drivers to pay, companies can afford to pay drivers more.
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