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A driver for Revere Transportation of Akron, Ohio, has been recognized for stopping to help after witnessing a vehicle lose control on icy roads and flip multiple times, ejecting the driver and a passenger. Christopher Lemaire of Erath, Louisiana, has been named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association.
BLS contends that, though fleets struggle with driver retention, there’s little evidence of a shortage of those willing to drive a truck, pushing back against what it calls the “industry’s own account” that there’s a labor shortage in the long-haul trucking segment.
Swerving, drifting out of lanes, driving erratically—what’s going on with those vehicles around you? Are their drivers talking on cell phones and operating distracted? If you’re traveling on a road from this particular list, that could be a good bet.
U.S. industrial production rose in August, as strong output in auto manufacturing offset lacklustre production in the rest of the factory sector.
The Federal Reserve said on Friday industrial production rose 0.4 percent last month after an upwardly revised 0.4 percent increase in July.
State departments of transportation seeking equipment operators to take on temporary seasonal work have not been able to avoid the driver shortage that the trucking industry grapples with daily.