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Trucker shortage complicates the retail supply chain

The Wall Street Journal 11/04/2021

The U.S. trucker shortage — the deficit of drivers needed to move goods through the supply chain — increased to around 80,000 this year, up form 61,500 last year, according to the American Trucking Associations. Many of the trucker-related problems come down to compensation. Drivers complain that they are paid by the mile and not for the time waiting for their cargo to be unloaded.

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