The driver shortage has taken a hit on the American economy in the past years. With the increase in demand for items needing transport, more drivers are required. According to the American Trucking Association’s study in 2015, 900,000 new drivers are needed to keep up with demand and the industries struggle to attract young drivers.
Some of the reasons for the driver shortage are:
- The negative perception of the job
- Long working hours for drivers
- Poor pay
With more than 70 percent of goods being transported by trucks, the lack of drivers takes a hit on the economy. Increased prices and delivery times could be typical if a driver shortage continues.
The demand for drivers has created a shift in how transportation companies work. Companies nationwide are now highlighting the benefits of being a truck driver. Transportation Companies are offering more independence, money, and less time on the roads. “You have a lot more drivers that are home every evening, so it seems more like a regular job. Also, the compensation has increased significantly,” says Peer Segelke, Chief Executive Officer of Lawrence Companies.
The nationwide shortage has started to affect Lawrence Freight. That’s why Lawrence Freight has revamped their Driver Compensation Packages to meet the demand. Offering drivers better benefits, home on weekends, and pay that is in the top 10% of all Top Pay Carriers.
Lawrence Freight knows that drivers are not only the backbone of the company but also America. That’s why they strive to provide the best compensation for drivers. To find out more about the compensation packages, visit the Drive For LTS website.