Driver shortage trucking’s top concern for fifth straight year

October 24, 2021

For the fifth year in a row, the driver shortage has topped the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI) annual Top Industry Issues report, a survey of more than 2,500 carriers, commercial drivers and other industry stakeholders.

Unlike 2019 and 2020, where margins between the driver shortage and the No. 2 industry issues were much closer and the driver shortage earned just 28.6% and 26.4% of the total share of votes, respectively, the driver shortage totaled 47.4% of the total share of votes in the 2021 survey.