Red tractor trailer on the highway. Questions remain regarding whether this program will provide a solution to the driver shortage or simply cause more concerns for a heavily regulated industry with low profit margins. (Photo: Carolyn Franks/Adobe Stock)

We’ve all seen the headlines, television stories and social chatter discussing supply chain disruptions, which impact every industry. Even as pandemic restrictions are lifted, we continue to grapple with this issue, which is particularly evident in the trucking market.

A great majority of items travel by truck — from clothing and the materials used to make them, to furniture, appliances, foods and numerous other goods. Compounding these supply chain challenges, the trucking industry faces another serious problem: A severe shortage of drivers that continues to worsen.

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