Report: Fleets challenged to hire

Fleets may find it difficult to hire and train drivers.Fleets may find it difficult to hire and train drivers.

For fleets needing additional drivers, the constraint will be in their ability to hire and train prospects from the available labor pool, according to FTR Associates’ Driver Supply Update for May.

The report shows that while there are sufficient numbers of experienced drivers looking for work, the fleets have pared down their hiring and training departments so severely during the recent downturn that most will be challenged to process a sufficient number of drivers to fill previously parked trucks. FTR estimates the industry’s hiring ability has been cut by one-third. 
The Driver Supply Update consolidates and reports data affecting driver supply and is part of FTR’s Freight Focus Series, a new suite of data and business strategy-orientated publications.