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How has the unemployment environment affected getting new truckers into the system?

Posted by Avery Vise on Jul 8, 2021 12:34:34 PM

Avery Vise discusses the current unemployment environment and how that has affected the hiring of new truckers.

This Q&A response from the FTR Experts came from our May Economic Outlook. View the video and the key takeaways below. 

 
Key Takeaways:
  • Carriers have been relieved to see various states end extra unemployment benefits that have likely been contributing to a deficit in new truckers.
  • The maximum amount that truck drivers could be missing out on by remaining on unemployment instead of finding available trucking jobs is about $300 a week or over $15,000 a year.

 

Tags: Economy, trucking, employment, jobs, outlook, unemployment, hirings

 

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