License delays bite into US truck capacity

Add another factor to the long list of contributing causes to the US truck driver shortages: Skills testing delays. Would-be drivers suffered a cumulative 6.4 million days of testing delays in 2016 alone, according to the Commercial Vehicle Training Association (CVTA). Those delays put 258,744 jobs on hold, at a cost of $1.4 billion to local economies, the CVTA said last week.

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