Jim Cameron Jim Cameron 8-2-16

Fewer Truckers Will Cost Consumers: Cameron on Transportation

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As if crumbling bridges and pot-holed highways weren’t enough to worry about, America’s transportation network now faces a new crisis: a shortage of truck drivers. According to the American Trucking Association, trucks carry more than 70 percent of all domestic freight, bringing in $719 billion in revenue. It’s trucks, not trains, that deliver our Amazon purchases and fill the shelves of our favorite big box stores for the holidays. So while we hate to drive behind them on our highways, we love what trucks deliver. The half-million remaining truck drivers in the U.S. are continuing to dwindle as more people retire and their positions are unfilled.