The Trucking Industry is Working on a U-Turn for a Driver Shortage in Minneapolis, MN

There's no end in sight to a rising amount of cargo that'll need to be hauled around Minneapolis, MN and the United States over the next decade.

Despite a lot of recent focus on alternate delivery methods, the American Trucking Association’s forecast for freight suggests that big-rigs and smaller haulers will be the number one choice of manufacturers and producers to move their products.

Will there be enough truck drivers to meet the demand as trucking companies work to satisfy the labor needs of the moment and a demanding future?

More and more Minnesota employers are joining a national trend as they try to figure out how to convince workers to stay past retirement, which is around 62-65 years of age. Commercial driving has some advantages as workers get older.

While there are minimum age requirements for professional drivers, the only limitation for older operators is ability. Drivers must meet Department of Transportation requirements. This means being able to pass a physical exam and healthy enough to complete the job.

The latest report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics suggests that at least 200,000-plus drivers are currently on the road who are over the age of 65.

If you have experience behind the wheel and an ability to get the job done, Bay & Bay Transportation would like to talk to you about your future. Bay & Bay takes pride its safety and reliability. We feature late-model trucks and offer several hauling options for short and long range drivers in many U.S. cities like Minneapolis, and longer routes, including some into Canada. We also offer competitive compensation, along with medical and benefit plans.

It’s why Bay & Bay Transportation is known as a quality driven tradition on roads around Minneapolis and on countless miles of highway nationwide. Call (888) 801-3026, or visit our web page for more details and information about how you can join our growing team.