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Amid truck driver shortage, trucking companies fight pay increases

Posted on: August 30th, 2014 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The link between low pay, safety violations and preventable truck accident crashes is clear, but continues to be ignored Everything you need to know can be encapsulated in just one sentence: There’s a  shortage of qualified truck drivers, yet truckers’ wages were 6% lower than in the previous decade. I commend what  Neil Irwin, author […]

Hiring veterans as truck drivers to fill the trucker shortage – the good and the bad of this new initiative

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The FMSCA has authorized the states to waive CDL requirements for veterans returning to civilian workforce as truckers I’ve written before about the national truck driver shortage. It’s part of a larger epidemic that I see as a truck accident lawyer, where companies who are in need of drivers lower standards or look the other […]

What does the national truck driver shortage mean for Michigan?

Posted on: November 3rd, 2012 by Steven Gursten No Comments

The National Truckers Association estimates there is a shortage of about 200,000 trucks on the road in North America. I often write about the incredibly dangerous safety shortcuts that the trucking industry takes today, such as employing “grasshopper” truck drivers who have caused too many truck accidents or killed too many people who then “hop” […]

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