What Effect Will Driver Diversity Have on the Trucking Industry?

| December 12, 2008

DAVID WRIGHT
Builders Transportation
Birmingham, Ala.
“Foreign minorities will take jobs because they’ll work cheaper.”

CURTIS JOHNSON
Lisa Motor Lines
Chicago
“Soon we’ll all be making less money.”

BRIAN MCLERRAN
Dart Transit
Bay Village, Ark.
“I don’t think it’ll hurt anyone. It won’t be any different.”

MILTON PIMPTON
Crete Carriers
Atlanta
“Similar ethnicities being around each other will make people more comfortable.”

CLINT HERRINGTON
Dixie Transport
Union, Miss.
“I don’t know if what color they are will affect us, but we need more quality people in the industry.”

ARTHUR SPAINHOUR
Archdale, N.C.
BCB Trucking
“It’ll make it better because you will have people from different walks of life with different points of view.”

WALLY MCLAUGHIN
Dubuque, Iowa
HAB Carriers
“If you don’t train them, then there is going to be trouble.”

ERNEST PETERS
Hammond, La.
Swift Transportation
“There are just going to be more honest people trying to make a living.”

EDDIE MARISCAL
Driveline
Alamo, Texas
“It’ll help us out because there will be more drivers.”

BART VAUGHAN
Prime
Seven Points, Texas
“It doesn’t matter who they are or where they’re from, they have to be quality drivers.”

JIM RICE
New Century Transport
Grayson, Ky.
“Diversity will become a bigger part, but I hope [companies] pay them right.”

BEN OSHELL
Metropolitan Trucking
Clearfield, Pa.
“It’ll drive down pay.”

HUBERT ISOM
Isom Trucking
Clinton, Ark.
“It’ll benefit us by easing the driver shortage.”

WARD UNGER
MCO Transport
Charleston, S.C.
“It’ll increase tension in the trucking industry.”


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