This included offering signing bonuses to new recruits, providing free commercial drivers' license classes and certifications to current employees, and investing millions of dollars into its local facilities to increase efficiencies, the spokesperson said.
Late deliveries and product shortages are hitting almost every sector of the economy
The US is currently facing a huge shortage of truck drivers, which is causing havoc in the supply chain.
Companies are raising wages to attract more hires and dangling massive sign-on bonuses. One logistics company in Maryland said it would pay all its new drivers a signing bonus of at least $15,000.
Hickey said that the trucker shortage, coupled with other supply-chain disruptions like port delays and soaring demand for goods, was causing huge problems stocking items. Hickey said that the supply shortages had become worse since mid-June, when "trucks stopped showing up on time" and would arrive up to four days late, often with products missing. The shortages were "across the board," including juice, pet food, and "anything in aluminium cans," he said