Video: FMCSA data points to ‘huge shift’ in trucking market

Video: FMCSA data points to ‘huge shift’ in trucking market

Data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration underscore a long-term shift in trucking’s driver pool toward smaller carriers, Tucker Company Worldwide CEO Jeff Tucker told at the 2018 JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Chicago. “Since February 2012, by a more than two-to-one ratio, drivers have gone to the 1-to-100 truck fleets, versus the 501-plus truck fleets, the largest carriers,” Tucker said in an interview with JOC Senior Editor William B. Cassidy. What’s driving the shift? “I think it is the opportunity to be your own boss,” he said.

Follow’s series of articles on trucking's driver problem.

Part 1: US truck driver pay to rise 'more than normal' in 2019

Part 2: Small US trucking firms winning battle for drivers

Part 3: US trucking firms look to cultivate their own drivers

Part 4: Shippers, not just US truckers, own driver shortage

Part 5: Analysis: 'Blue-collar' crisis plagues US trucking