Talent Shortage in Transportation Continues to Cause Concern

For those in the trucking sector – from logistics firms, to truck and part manufacturers – there is a clear challenge when it comes to finding skilled talent.  Demand continues to grow as current drivers and skilled workers near retirement age, while the pool of qualified workers seems to shrink.  It’s not a new trend, nor is it isolated to the transportation industry, but it is becoming more and more pressing as time goes on.

According to an article in Transport Topics, the need for trained engineers, technicians, pipe fitters, and welders continues to grow in all aspects of the trucking industry.  While companies have been making the rounds in large cities to attract and recruit talent, they’re simply unable to find enough people qualified for the jobs available. Continue reading “Talent Shortage in Transportation Continues to Cause Concern”

U.S. Heavy Truck Sector Is Rolling Again

U.S. Heavy Truck Sector Is Rolling AgainThe U.S. heavy truck sector is back in the fast lane again. After a long slump during the Great Recession, sales of heavy trucks have picked up significantly and look poised for sustained growth over the next decade, according to the American Trucking Associations’ research.

The ATA, a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, recently released the latest edition of its “U.S. Freight Forecast to 2024.” The report announced “an overall increase in freight volumes for all modes of more than 20% and an increase in the amount of that freight moved by trucks.”
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