5 July 2022
Freight News

World Was Short More Than 2.6 Million Truck Drivers in 2021, IRU Says

Trucking operations around the world are struggling to find the truck drivers they need, while women and youth continue to be largely under-represented in the roles.

The IRU – a global transportation organization – identified 2.6 million unfilled truck driving jobs in 2021, based on data from the U.S., Mexico, Argentina, Europe, Eurasia, Turkey, Iran and China. The problem intensified in all regions outside Eurasia, but 18% of its driving jobs were still unfilled.

The shortage is expected to intensify in 2022.

Read more in an article from Today’s Trucking.

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