How the Trucking Shortage Is Costing Small Businesses

| October 24, 2018

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Across the country, trucking companies are scrambling to find drivers, particularly for long-haul routes. Not only is this forcing wages and rates higher — it’s beginning to hurt small businesses.The effects of the trucking shortage on the economy make it more expensive to ship goods and raise retail prices. Here’s how the current trucking shortage is costing small businesses.

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