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Impending trucker shortage threatens pocket books

The Conference Board of Canada predicts Canada could be short 25,000 to 33,000 for-hire truck drivers by 2020. Drivers say if better wages and benefits don’t come soon, the inevitable shortage could lead to higher costs for consumers as deliveries get bogged down.

Though experts predict the effects of the shortage won’t be felt for 10 years, the time to fix the problem is now.