TransCore carrier survey reveals staffing concerns

Carriers expect to face driver shortages this year, according to the Initial responses to TransCore’s carrier benchmark survey. They expressed concerns about staffing issues, in response to a question about business challenges that might arise in 2010 and 2011.

Other concerns included CSA 2010, other regulatory changes and economic trends.

Meanwhile, truckload rates are increasing, and broker rates are starting to exceed contract rates in certain markets, especially for reefers.

Note: If your company is looking for drivers, we invite you to advertise in truck stops, at toll plazas, in our truck stop location directory, carrier newsletters, or other TransCore media options.

Peggy Dorf

Peggy joined DAT in 2008 as a writer and market analyst. She was instrumental in developing DAT Trendlines, and she writes extensively about the impact of economic trends on companies and individuals in transportation and logistics. Peggy is a Certified Transportation Broker with decades of experience in technology marketing and an MBA from the Wharton School.