drivers drivers
Stories About

drivers

Trucking companies have had a tough time hiring drivers willing to hit the road for long hauls. Now the U.S. is speeding toward a critical shortage of truck drivers in the next few years and companies are upping pay, making the job easier, and opening it up to new kinds of drivers. John Bazemore/AP hide caption

toggle caption
John Bazemore/AP

Facing A Critical Shortage Of Drivers, The Trucking Industry Is Changing

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/691673201/693417855" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Police investigate a car stopped in front of a security gate this week outside City Hall in New York. Douglas Schifter, a longtime New York City livery driver, took his life in front of City Hall. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mark Lennihan/AP

Driver's Suicide Highlights 'Race To The Bottom' In Cab Industry, Union Director Says

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/584757778/584757779" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Google self-driving cars are shown outside the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., in May 2014. Eric Risberg/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Eric Risberg/AP

Self-Driving Cars Raise Questions About Who Carries Insurance

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/522222975/522424688" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Wayne Berry is training to be a truck driver. The shortage of drivers is so severe that on his second day of training, he already had a job offer. Frank Morris/KCUR hide caption

toggle caption
Frank Morris/KCUR

Trucking Shortage: Drivers Aren't Always In It For The Long Haul

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/459348786/459637457" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript