Trucker shortage threatens agricultural trade flows

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Opinion

Agriculture requires the transportation of goods via highway, water, and rail across North America.  When it comes to challenges, the rivers in the U.S. and railways in Canada tend to get much of the media coverage, but what about the trucking industry? At first thought about the issue you might suspect that quality of the highways is the biggest issue, but although important, it’s not the most immediate concern. In the U.S. alone there is an estimated shortage of 63,000 truck drivers according to Washington Post economic correspondent, Heather Long. A recent Washington Post story says that according to the…

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