Why Is There a Labor Shortage Among Truck Drivers?

Turn on the news and you're likely to hear about shortages in everything from food to furniture to kids toys.  While some experts would blame the massive fleet of cargo ships sitting out in ocean waters waiting to be unloaded, is that the only cause?

A labor shortage in trucking is also a culprit to many of the shortages Americans are facing. But what is causing the truck driver labor shortage? Is it as simple as hiring more drivers?

Get Dump Truck Insurance Now: Better Coverage, Lower Rates

According to earning statistics, owning and operating a dump truck can net you a nice yearly income, the average being $131,073 a year for owner-operated dump trucks.

However, before your dump truck hits the streets, it's important that you take out the right coverage for it. Getting dump truck insurance will keep you compliant with your state requirements and protect you from potentially heavy and unexpected financial losses. 

Transportation Risk Specialists - What Are They?

You may notice that some insurance agents have the letters “TRS” next to their name. TRS stands from Transportation Risk Specialist. The designation indicates that agents have gone through specialized training, evaluation, and work experience to develop specific expertise when it comes to understanding and serving the needs of the trucking & transportation industry.