Latest trucking statistics show that the shortage of over-the-road (OTR) truck drivers in the U.S. is at the highest level it has been in 15 years•a driver shortage mirrored in the waste collection industry.
According to a new report, Recruiting Personnel for Solid Waste Collection Services,by SWANA’s Applied Research Foundation (ARF), some causes for the driver shortage are:
- Competing demands for trucking services
- Aging workforce
- Low participation of women
- Tightening of eligibility requirements