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Jul 6 2018
12:20 pm

The [trucking] industry reports a growing labor shortage - 63,000 open positions this year, a number expected to more than double in coming years - that could have wide-ranging impacts on the American economy.

Nearly every item sold in America touches a truck at some point, which explains why the challenges facing the industry, including trucking companies rapidly raising prices as they raise wages, have special power to affect the entire economy.
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Trucking remains one of the most dangerous professions in America. There were over 1,000 fatalities among motor vehicle operators in 2016, according to the U.S. Labor Department, meaning being a commercial driver is nearly eight times as deadly as being a law enforcement officer.

Several of our friends have been truck drivers through the years. It is hard work and you have to want to travel, a lot.

bizgrrl's picture

Wages for truckers, taking


Wages for truckers
, taking inflation into account, have fallen since 2003. As of last year, they were down
nearly 3 percent.

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