8. Even when they find drivers, carriers can’t keep them

Dec. 27, 2016

Related to the driver shortage issue, but requiring different approaches is driver retention, which continues to be a top priority for motor carriers. Tank truck carriers are no better off than trucking companies in other sectors.

Despite driver turnover falling in the first quarter of 2016, the industry still experiences turnover rates significantly higher than most other sectors of the US workforce, creating additional costs for motor carriers in recruitment and training. It takes hard work and a steady effort to keep drivers in today's market.