South Texas Truck Driver Shortage Spreading Across the U.S.

Drivers with a Class A CDL make as much as double in the oilfield
Oil Tanker on the Highway

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The South Texas truck driver shortage isn’t alone. The American Trucking Association estimates the industry is short as many as 30,000 drivers across the country. The problem is compounded by high turnover rates: 70-90% a year. In South Texas, the high turnover rate is probably the only reason oil companies have been able to hire as many drivers as they have. It is school systems who can’t hire bus drivers and local distributors who don’t compete in pay that are struggling to find qualified personnel.

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