Number of Truckers Are Down According to Study
By: Ryan Tate
Cape Girardeau, MO -- A recent study shows the trucking industry needs drivers. According to the American Truckers Association, there is a national shortage of 20,000 drivers. According to their forecasts, there will need to be 111,000 drivers recruited by 2014 to meet the needs of the industry.
Jason Cruddeck of Clarkton had a different reason. "Fuel prices. I know some people who can't do it anymore because small companies are going out of business because prices are so high," Cruddeck said.