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 JOC.com 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.
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