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Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst
Mon Apr 6, 2015 10:58 AM CDT

While we have had our attention on ag transportation difficulties at railroads and at ocean ports, several issues also have been developing for over-the-road trucks and drivers.

In October of 2014, Bob Costello, chief economist and senior vice president of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) told the attendees at ATA's management conference, "The one dark cloud is a driver shortage that is "as bad as ever and is expected to get worse in the near term."

In an April 1 press release on the ATA's website, Costello said, "Due to growing freight volumes, regulatory pressures and normal attrition, we expect ...

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