Driver Shortage Is Top Issue Among Arkansas Trucking Companies

Tax reform and the electronic logging mandate are expected to play a significant role in the trucking and transportation industry as the driver shortage looks to worsen in 2018.

The driver shortage is the top issue for member companies of the Arkansas Trucking Association, President Shannon Newton said.

“As the economy continues to do well, the demand for additional freight correlates, and trucking companies need to retain the drivers they have and recruit more to the industry in order to meet that demand,” Newton said. “Other issues of importance include the hours-of-service, infrastructure funding and the integration of technology to improve safety.”   MORE

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