How the Talent Shortage Impacts the Transportation Industry

As organizations face fierce competition to attract and retain top talent, HR and talent professionals in the transportation industry are feeling the heat too. In fact, many are grappling with the impact this talent shortage has on their hiring strategy. These articles take an in-depth look at how the talent shortage is changing the transportation industry:

  • Now Hiring: America’s Trucking Industry  “Today, trucking companies are struggling to find qualified drivers in need of a job. Unemployment is down to 4.1 percent, and the U.S. is nearing what experts consider “full employment,” meaning that just about anyone who wants to find a job can find one.”

Diverisified Transfer and Storage | By DTW Newsroom, Human Interest March 26, 2018

NPR | By Samantha Raphelson January 9, 2018

The Washington Post | By David J. Lynch January 12, 2018

  • These Are the Hardest Jobs to Fill Right Now  “The American Transportation Research Institute reported that if current trends hold, the trucking industry faces a shortage of over 175,000 drivers by 2026. To keep pace with retirements and turnover, the trucking industry will need to hire roughly 900,000 new drivers over the next decade.”

SHRM | By Roy Maurer February 28, 2018

Additional Resources:

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  • How the recruiting landscape has evolved
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