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Post by 8DonCo Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:52 pm

WHAT IS THE TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE?

There appears to be a shortage of qualified professional truck drivers because drivers are leaving the industry and searching for jobs that offer better pay, benefits and working conditions.
They’re simply not happy or satisfied with the lifestyle driving a truck for a living provides. And who can fault them for this?

IS THERE TRULY A SHORTAGE OF DRIVERS?

However, we are of the belief that the truck driver shortage is a really a myth.
There are many individuals with the training and skills needed to fill these truck driving job positions.
But due to low pay and less than desirable working conditions, many are leaving the industry, in search of a better career.
Others are lured into the trucking industry as drivers, thinking they will fill these positions and make a good living for themselves and their families.
Once they begin driving, they discover the trucking industry has a history of treating drivers unfairly and paying them low wages.

TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE IN US + CANADA

Statistics show that there is a shortage of truck drivers in the year 2019.
Currently, Canada reports being short around 25,000 truck drivers while the US reports a whopping shortage of around 60,000 drivers.

WHY A TRUCK DRIVER SHORTAGE? HERE’S 10 REASONS WHY


  • High Driver Turnover. The main reason is contributed to the astounding driver turnover rates, that have currently exceeded 90 percent for some time now.


The shortage of truck drivers is not due to the lack of individuals interested in becoming drivers.
There are lots of potential drivers interested in becoming career truck drivers, but once many of them discover:

  • the low pay

  • the lack of respect

  • the often poor working conditions

  • and the demands of the job


they abandon the idea.
When they feel underappreciated and underpaid, truck drivers currently in the industry, are leaving their jobs to look for something that offers better pay, benefits and working conditions.

  • Low wages. There was a time when truck drivers made decent money for their hard work. This is not true of many truck driving jobs.


The cost of living has greatly increased but wages have not kept up with the cost of living.
In fact, wages are so low with some trucking companies, that it’s simply no longer worth the sacrifices the drivers make for the job.
Interesting to note this started with Deregulation.
Now with combined with low shipping rates for freight, there isn’t much left over to sufficiently compensate the driver, thus the low wages.

  • Too much work unpaid. Most drivers don’t get paid for all their time worked.


Most companies pay drivers mileage instead of for the time they invest in driving or their special skills.
Often, they get nothing for the time they spend stuck in traffic jams, construction zones, bad weather or any of the other delays they encounter when on the road.
Pay based on mileage also raises safety concerns. Drivers may push too hard and stay on the road even when they know they need to rest. They know if they don’t, it lowers their pay even more.

  • Restricted driving hours. The trucking industry is heavily regulated.


All drivers that keep a Duty Status Record must use an E.L.D. to track their Hours of Service to prove they follow these rules.
The ELD tells the driver when he can be on the road and when he should be off duty.
However, if a driver is delayed for any reason during his allotted driving time, he loses miles and money and there is nothing he can do about it.

  • Unfair fines. The FMCSA’s order was designed to ensure commercial trucking companies conduct business in a safe manner and to fine drivers that break the law.


However, sometimes revenue-based enforcement states often charge drivers fines they may not really deserve.
This comes out of the driver’s paychecks, reducing their overall pay even more.

  • An Uncertain Future. Some truck drivers are afraid to depend on a truck driving and fear being replaced by autonomous trucks.


They are available now but not reliable enough to pose a problem.
But one day they might.
After all, technology is always changing and improving.

  • Unfair treatment of drivers. While some trucking companies treat their drivers with respect, many others take advantage of them.


For example, companies that use the mileage system may expect drivers to perform other duties when between loads without providing extra pay.
These duties include a variety of jobs such as performing safety checks, participating in company meetings and seminars, loading and unloading the trailer, or waiting time.

  • High Level of Risk. A truck driver’s job is risky and dangerous.



  • In addition to spending long hours on the road, driving a truck is much more difficult than smaller vehicles.

  • Drivers must be alert and know how to handle their truck.

  • Loads shift and accidents do happen occasionally.

  • Driving in bad weather, on rough roads, delivering to unsafe areas and driving for long hours to make deadlines, place the driver in risky situations.

  • Some deliveries involve hauling hazard chemicals and other dangerous substances that could also put the driver’s health at risk.


But there isn’t much extra compensation for working at such a dangerous job.

  • Time away from family and friends. Truck drivers basically live on the road for days at a time, so they spend a lot of time away from their home, loved ones and friends. This is time they can’t replace.


When this less than desirable lifestyle is added to poor wages and few benefits, it’s enough to make anyone walk away and look for a new career.

  • Some companies scam drivers. There are a few ways that companies can easily scam their drivers.


One very common scam is to short drivers on mileage.
Another scam involves offering drivers big incentive plans and bonuses to make up for their low mileage rates.

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Post by 8DonCo Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:53 pm

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Post by ga10 Wed Sep 29, 2021 2:59 pm

Bởi vậy 0 mua được nước mắm con mực tuy có shipping containers đang chờ ở hải cảng nhưng 0 có drivers to distribute!
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Post by TuTu Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:47 pm

A lot of trucks drivers might be sick or tecovering from Covid được covid money không muốn đi làm . a lot of them are red necks
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Post by LoveStory08 Wed Sep 29, 2021 3:56 pm

Truck driver work long hours because ễxpected deadline makes them tired and causing more accidents
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Post by nguyensd Wed Sep 29, 2021 6:34 pm

Không biết trung bình lương bao nhiêu 1 tháng vậy ta.
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