CHERRY HILL, NJ - With the shortage of truck drivers at the top of mind for today's fleet executives, NationaLease's recruitment expert Jane Clark takes a close look at reasons behind this issue in a blog posted on the AmeriQuest Business Services Website.
"Long stretches away from home and family and too much time spent eating unhealthy food, as well as getting too little exercise have always been barriers to recruiting new drivers," she says. "Now add in the HOS (hours of service) rules limiting the time spent driving, and drivers who are paid by the mile are now losing money they once could have relied on."
Clark points out that this has become a problem not only in the United States. She cites a BusinessWeek.com article which explains why the driver shortage extends to other countries, including Germany, where drivers are faced with even more stringent regulations than those confronting their American counterparts. The blog suggests some solutions to the shortage, which has become one of the top 10 U.S. trucking industry concerns, according to an American Transportation Research Institute survey.
To view the blog in its entirety, go to http://blog.ameriquestcorp.com/trucking-industry-concern-driver-shortage/.
About AmeriQuest Transportation Services
AmeriQuest, headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, is a leading provider of comprehensive fleet management services. By leveraging the strength of more than 700,000 vehicles, AmeriQuest delivers savings, expertise, and opportunities to its private fleet and truckload carrier members. AmeriQuest provides supply management services, asset management services, material handling services, financing, technology products, and outsourced transportation management services such as full service leasing, integrated logistics, and contract maintenance.
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