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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon May 18, 2015 12:23 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- Every day, U.S. trucking companies are forced to refuse hundreds of loads due to a short of drivers, and the problem is likely to get significantly worse over the next decade, according to a recent University of Tennessee report.

"Some estimate the shortage today is about 40,000-50,000 and growing rapidly," a recent report by the Supply Chain Management Faculty at the University of Tennessee stated. "Another estimate has the shortage increasing to over 300,000 drivers before it peaks in 10 years, and that could be catastrophic. Such a shortfall would amount to a 20% gap between demand ...

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