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George Wilson enjoyed his truck driving job but had to quit as his health deteriorated. This picture is from 2014, "somewhere in Texas."

Truck drivers fear for their safety on the road — but the vast majority of them face a much bigger threat

There are long-term health effects that arise from sitting all day and the poor food options at trucking stops.
Five-digit bonuses might not be enough to attract truckers.

Trucking companies are offering their drivers bonuses as high as $20,000 — but they say it’s still not enough to fix the truck driver shor...

Five-digit bonuses might not be enough to lure folks into a trucking job that requires being away from home for weeks at a time.
UPS Freight workers may be on strike by Monday.

11,000 UPS Freight drivers across the US may be on strike by Monday — and it could mean more expensive holiday shipments for consumers

UPS hasn't seen a strike since 1997. That might change next week, with the possibility of 11,000 UPS Freight drivers going on strike across the US.
Trucking has lost much of its prestige.

Truck driver salaries have fallen by as much as 50% since the 1970s — and experts say a little-known law explains why

Truck drivers' salaries have decreased by as much as 50% since the 1970s. Economists say The Motor Carrier Act of 1980 is partially to blame for the devaluation of one of America's most dependable blue collar jobs.
Truckers won't be wiped out by driverless technology, but many of the best trucking jobs may be lost.

Driverless technology might actually add as many jobs as it destroys, but the new roles will be ‘the worst trucking jobs around’

Truckers won't be wiped out by driverless technology, but many of the best trucking jobs may be lost. A new report by Univeristy of Pennsylvania sociologist Steve Viscelli shows how autonomous trucking might look in the coming decades — and the real reason truckers should worry about it.
Truck drivers don't agree with a new bill sponsored by industry leaders.

The trucking industry wants to hire teenagers to solve its driver shortage, but some truckers say it’s a ‘ludicrous’ idea that could...

Truck drivers don't agree with a new bill sponsored by trucking industry leaders. It's called the Drive-SAFE Act, and it was introduced to Congress earlier this year to lower the age minimum to become a truck driver to 18.

Truck drivers’ salaries are experiencing an ‘unprecedented’ jump, but it’s not enough to end the driver shortage that’s ...

The truck-driver shortage is boosting drivers' salaries, but salaries are still as much as 50% lower than they were in the 1970s.

One of the biggest problems facing self-driving trucks has little to do with the technology

Tesla, Otto, and other tech firms are developing autonomous trucks. But legal experts and trucking analysts worry that current liability laws aren't adapting to self-driving trucks.