True North Compliance Services Safety Director and Compliance Manager Kelly Krapu says the U.S. is 80,000 truck drivers short of what’s needed, and that number is expected to triple in the next decade. Driving truck is a demanding job. “The truck driving industry isn’t as romantic as it was in the 70s and the 80s. It’s a very tough lifestyle with drivers being gone for a long time away from their family and its a pretty sedentary lifestyle that takes a toll on your health.”
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