The orders and demand from retail giants like Amazon and Walmart aren’t easing any. As a matter of fact, they continue to rise in places like Joliet, IL and elsewhere around the country.
The issue now for companies like Bay & Bay Transportation is what to do about a need for truck drivers that’s leading to higher wages, rising prices, and delivery delays.
The numbers aren’t good; according to the American Trucking Associations estimates, the U.S. will experience a shortage of around 63,000 truck drivers this year.
At least a few members of congress are promising to push legislation that would ease a major restriction on truck drivers who want to break into the business.
Currently commercial drivers must wait until they reach the age of 21 before it’s legal for them to deliver freight across state lines.
Assuming younger drivers can operate safely, a proposed law change would ease the need for people behind the wheel while offering new high school graduates a way to make a good wage right away.
Supporters are hoping an apprenticeship program overseen by experienced drivers and technology requirements like speed controls might help ease the concerns of critics.
The fallout from a lack of drivers is already hurting American business. Quarterly earnings reports are being affected as some industries can’t get enough raw materials or are having a hard time getting finished products delivered.
Bay & Bay Transportation is acutely aware of how difficult it can be to find the right people. We’re currently hiring over-the-road drivers in Joliet, IL and other locations across the United States.
Joliet is located in a transportation hub where interstates, waterways, and railways meet. Joliet is served by Interstates 80 and 55 and is minutes from Interstate 355. It has freight rail connections to local and regional carriers, and most importantly, is only 45 miles southwest of Chicago’s Loop.
As an independent contract driver, Bay & Bay Transportation can help you achieve the best profits in the trucking industry. Through programs such as our truck lease-to-own program, our truck drivers have the opportunity to build a successful business career by using the highest-quality equipment at exceptionally affordable rates.
It’s one of many reasons why Bay & Bay Transportation is known as a quality driven tradition. If you’ve got the right stuff, call (888) 801-3026 or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team in Joliet and other parts of the country.