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It is another worry for the already stretched US supply chain that the shortage of truck drivers is worsening. Is it that drivers’ pay has fallen behind the average, or is it that increased waiting at container terminals is making the job less and less attractive?

The Journal of Commerce aptly describes truck drivers as “the glue that holds supply chains together”;  this article explains the background to the crisis that dishes out more woe to shippers and retailers trying to keep inventories at safe levels.


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