Driver shortages are nothing new, but the last two years have been challenging for trucking companies. A manufacturing slump in 2019 caused hundreds of trucking companies to go bankrupt, and more jobs were lost during the shutdown recession. The cost of liability insurance has pushed fleets out of business, too. Many drivers retired; others went to jobs that allowed them to stay close (or closer) to home, like construction.
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