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Even Lawyers Blame Truck Driver Shortage on Safety Regulations

Well guys and gals, I'm not sure if this is a good thing or not, but even the lawyers are now chiming in on the shortage of truck drivers, I would feel a lot better if the group reporting this were regulatory or government attorneys rather than personal injury lawyers, but I guess any legal attention to the issue is still a good thing.

As reported in the Reeves Law Group blog:

"The trucking industry is poised to face a massive shortage of truck drivers over the next few years.  The industry, not surprisingly, is blaming a number of factors for this shortfall, including more stringent trucking safety regulations that are now in place, and a number of soon-to-be implemented dramatic rule changes, like revised hours of service.  The industry insists that these changes are driving away truck drivers, leading to the shortfall.

Trucking companies as well as trucking accident attorneys agree on one fact - there is a severe shortfall of truck drivers in the United States.  Over the next 2 or 3 years, American companies expect to create more than 115,000 truck driver jobs every year. However, the number of drivers who are actually available to fill these jobs is about 10% of the numbers required."

So, what do you think? do you think it is good news that even general attorneys are beginning to discuss the driver shortage and the over regulation of the industry? Let us know in the blog, on Facebook or Twitter. We want to hear from you on this.

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