McDonald's has taken milkshakes off of the menu at all 1,250 of its locations in Britain, citing supply chain issues from a truck driver shortage.
All new drivers are eligible for the bonus, while those with a year of experience and a hazmat endorsement can get up to $20,000.
A shortage of fuel tank drivers has made it difficult for gas stations to schedule gasoline deliveries, as about 25% of oil tank trucks sit empty.
Retailers like Bed Bath & Beyond and General Mills have sounded the alarm on the higher costs, which are further complicating a labor shortage and other issues.
The truck-driver shortage has been a hot topic over the past year. But dozens of truckers have told Business Insider it doesn’t exist. A new report from the Bureau of Labour Statistics confirmed what truck drivers have long said and indicated the trucker labour market is similar to all blue-collar-occupation […]
JB Hunt, one of the biggest trucking companies in the US, is set to report fourth-quarter financial results after Thursday’s closing bell. JB Hunt and many other truck giants have been under pressure recently. Watch JB Hunt trade live. JB Hunt, one of the biggest trucking companies in the US, […]
There aren’t many female truck drivers. Companies rarely target women in their recruiting practices. However, data suggests that women are safer truck drivers, and they could help lessen the truck driver shortage. There’s something unusual about Peoria, Arizona-based Roadmaster Group: 37% of the truck drivers are women. Industrywide, only 6% […]
Truck driver pay has increased this year by record jumps. But new bonuses and pay raises still don’t seem to be enough to lure folks into a job where they’re away from home for weeks at a time. According to data from the National Transportation Institute, 85% of 519 surveyed […]
Amazon Prime, General Mills, and Tyson Foods said they increased prices in 2018 due to bottlenecks in trucking. 2019 will bring more price hikes from companies like Proctor & Gamble and Hershey’s. Freight rates have seen record jumps in 2018, and they will likely continue to climb in 2019. It’s […]
The truck driver shortage has dominated America’s headlines in the logistics space this year. However, TransfixCEO Drew McElroy said the driver shortage isn’t the only thing that’s dragging the industry down. With billions of miles being driven empty every year and technology like GPS not being widely implemented, McElroy said […]
The Drive-SAFE Act was introduced to Congress earlier this year to lower the age minimum to become a truck driver from 21 to 18. While industry leaders say the bill could help ease the truck driver shortage, truckers say the bill would make their jobs more dangerous. Younger drivers tend […]
Truck drivers’ salaries are on the rise, thanks in part to a shortage of drivers. The shortage has been brewing for decades, but the recently passed ELD mandate has exacerbated trucking‘s tight labour market. Under ELD, truckers can drive no more than 11 hours a day. Drivers’ salaries are still […]