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Truck Drivers

The U.S. gross domestic product has been climbing, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. While this is good news for the overall economy, it represents a problem for the trucking industry, which can’t find enough drivers to haul the nation’s goods.

Transport Capital Partners’ fourth quarter Business Expectations Survey indicated that the driver shortage had improved slightly since August, which TCP’s Richard Mikes attributed to aggressive recruiting on the part of carriers. However, 70 percent of carriers still reported persistently empty seats.

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