Truck driver jobs face shortage

There is a critical need for drivers to fill truck driver jobs, and not enough of them are available to go around.

The U.S. Department of Transportation says the current shortage will to grow to 200,000 drivers by next year.

In addition, two million truck driving positions will need to be filled by 2018.

Nearly 3.5 million truck drivers are on the job on an annual basis.

The shortage of drivers is leading to gaps in freight arriving on time, and many companies are desperate to hire drivers to make up for the time lapses.

What scares truck drivers away is expensive tuition for truck driver school, a low starting salary, and the requirement of a squeaky clean driving record.

According to Dayton Daily News, businesses are increasingly relying on a