- Aug 14, 2003
- Buffalo, NY
Yes I work for a carrier and there is a pretty large CDL-qualified driver shortage because of Boomers and Gen X retiring and Gen Y (Millennials) favoring higher education over blue-collar work.
It's not anecdotal, its data.
Same. The majority of our product must be trucked, some is sold by pipeline. We're always short CDL/Hazmat drivers these days. It's basically shift work and a standard day would be 12hrs for the local drivers. These are ~$100K/year jobs and we can't attract or retain drivers. Many of the newer, younger ones we do have spend lots of time whining and complaining.