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Driver turnover rises significantly over the second quarter of 2017

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Driver turnover is becoming a widespread issue in the trucking industry. Since the second quarter of 2017, there has been a significant rise in driver turnover. The rising problem of driver turnover combined with the increasing freight demand has added to the problem of the growing driver shortage.
Driver turnover in large companies reached nearly 90% from 74% in the first quarter and rose from 66% in the first quarter to 85% for small companies. In addition to this, the country is still reeling from the after-effects of the hurricanes over the past month. Trucks are being called in to assist in hauling relief supplies further tightening the existing capacity crunch.
Trucking companies are trying hard to retain their drivers by offering them bonuses, new trucks, and other efforts. Experts predict further tightening in capacity as the year progresses.

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