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Driver shortages to double in five years

Over 3 million truck driver jobs or 7% are unfilled in 36 countries, a report of the International Road Transport Union (IRU) shows. Surveying over 4,700 trucking companies in the Americas, Asia, and Europe, which represent 72% of global GDP, IRU has found that truck driver shortages increased globally in 2023. Two exceptions were Europe and the United States, where shortages eased slightly in 2023.


Without action to attract and retain drivers, over 7 million truck driver positions could remain unfilled by 2028 in the surveyed countries, including 4.9 million in China (20% of total positions), 745,000 in Europe (17% of total positions), and 200,000 in Turkey (28% of total positions), the report concludes. (ben)




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