Shortage of drivers worries the profession

News of the 10/12/2018

A survey conducted by Descartes Systems Group shows that 72% of global companies in the freight transport sector are primarily worried about not finding enough drivers for their business.

While we focus on the announced disappearance of the truck driver trade with autonomous trucks, it turns out that already the job is no longer attracting young workers as before.

With the increase in distance sales, 6.4 million drivers will be needed in Europe and the United States by 2030 when there will be only 5.6 million people ready to do the job.

According to a report from the International Transport Forum, the major problems affecting the profession are: poor image, low wages, working conditions, inadequate training and the perspective of the autonomous truck.
In-depth reform will therefore be necessary to stem this shortage.