Category: Truck Driver Shortage

February 4, 2018 123Loadboard

Truckers Should Not Fear Autonomous Trucking

Any truck driver that enjoyed the recent super-hero mutant film Logan probably recalls one very standout scene in the middle of the film that focused on autonomous trucking. The characters find themselves on the run and struggling to deal with escape on a highway that is filled with hordes of driverless trucks barrelling down the road with the expected, machine-like efficiency.

December 22, 2016 123Loadboard

Women Truckers Could Ease The Truck Driver Shortage

Trucking Companies Recruit Women Truckers To Fill The Driver Drought. A severe labor shortage in the truck driving industry has prompted trucking companies to turn to an underutilized employment pool: women. The American Trucking Associations report there are currently 48,000 driver openings, with a projected 890,000 total vacancies through 2025.

September 2, 2016 123Loadboard

Diesel Fumes and The Effects On Truckers

The human body experiences both short-and long-term effects from exposure to diesel fumes. In the short-term, diesel exhaust can irritate a trucker’s eyes, nose, throat, and lungs

March 16, 2016 123Loadboard

Parking Shortage: How it’s Affecting Trucking

Truck drivers who can’t find parking resort to resting on highway shoulders, in the parking lots of closed strip malls, industrial parks, and on the grassy circles within highway ramps. These can cause serious trucking safety issues.

February 20, 2016 123Loadboard

Is There Really a Driver Shortage?

There is likely no lack of people who would be willing to take on the job of over-the-road (OTR) freight hauling, but there are some serious barriers to filling the shortfall and creating a career track for drivers. Further, drivers do not see a shortage; in fact,