The trucking industry wants to hire teenagers to solve its driver shortage

The average truck driver is around 55 years old. “More people are leaving the trucking industry and retiring,” Jeremy Reymer, CEO and founder of Indianapolis-based trucking recruitment software DriverReach, told Business Insider. “We’re not getting enough new entrants to replace them.” Add the old age of truckers to the list of reasons for America’s trucking shortage, which reached

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Del Monte boosting shipping services with six new high-efficiency container vessels

  Del Monte Fresh Produce, based in Coral Gables, FL, entered into a definitive agreement for the building of six container ships to service its ocean transportation lanes between Central America/South American and U.S. ports. This ship-building program will initially replace Del Monte’s entire U.S. East Coast fleet of vessels, with the first ship delivery

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How Logistics Firms Can Compete in the Age of Amazon

  The global transportation services market was estimated at about $5.8 trillion last year, and there is much at stake for ­legacy freight forwarding, logistics and supply-­chain management companies. There also is an increased pressure to respond to the boom in package deliveries with the rise in e-commerce spending. Leading retailers such as Amazon, Alibaba

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Intermodal, 3PL Outlook Remains Strong

LONG BEACH, Calif. — The intermodal and third-party logistics industries are experiencing growth that is running parallel to the strength of the economy. Joni Casey, executive director of the Intermodal Association of North America, said intermodal volumes were at 12.6 million loads through August, up about 7% year-to-date over last year. Casey made the remarks

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Bill Targets Driver Shortage With Age-Restriction Reduction

In an attempt to close a truck driver shortage cited by industry insiders, Ninth District Rep. Trey Hollingsworth is co-sponsoring a bill that would lower the age when commercial motor vehicle drivers are able to travel across state lines from 21 to 18. Hollingsworth said at a June 4 news conference that the idea for

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