January 14, 2019

How Can Metals Adapt In The Face Of A Trucking Shortage?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there are now nearly seven million jobs that are currently unfilled in the United States.

The jobs gap is acute in the manufacturing sector, but it also is a major issue facing the trucking industry. In fact, according to the American Trucking Association, the current shortage is somewhere between 55,000 and 65,000 drivers – and it is growing rapidly.

In a new white paper available to MSCI members, Ryder explores how driver surveys, exit interviews, and conversations with current drivers can improve recruiting and retention strategies. Click here to access Ryder’s advice.

Additionally, many metals and manufacturing companies operate private shipping fleets, which offer complete control and guaranteed capacity. That’s not the most cost-effective strategy for a lot of businesses, however. Re-evaluating the type of fleet companies use also can bring significant advantages and help address the shortage. In a separate white paper, Ryder examines the costs and benefits of moving to a dedicated fleet. Click here to access that paper.