By Beth Gainer on Jul 26, 2021 Regulations, COVID-19 effects exacerbate existing driver shortage, making trucks as hard to find as steel. Long before March 2020, the transportation industry was facing a serious shortfall in driver and truck capacity. The pandemic has only amplified that issue. In the U.S. trucking world, worker shortages are growing at alarming rates. The shortfall of professional truck drivers is approximately more than 60,000, and the American Trucking Associations estimates that by 2028, the industry could be down as many as 160,000 drivers. That’s the conclusion of Bob Elkins, senior vice president, industry vertical operations, Ruan Transportation Management Systems,...