Is US trucking employment rolling downhill?

As the US economy expands and freight demand picks up, there is one nagging issue keeping trucking executives awake at night: who will drive their trucks and haul the freight? Executives from a variety of companies, truckload and less-than-truckload, say it is getting harder to find drivers. The latest US employment data in part support that claim. Seasonally adjusted for-hire trucking employment dropped in June, as companies tracked by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shed 1,400 jobs, according to the labor department agency.
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