Good luck with increasing your private fleet….DG
The driver shortage, aggravated by the coronavirus pandemic, is reverberating throughout the trucking industry. The problem has reached the point where fleets are noting a shallower pool of independent drivers.
“The available pool of independent contractor drivers is smaller than it has been historically,” Truckload carrier Marten Transport stated in its annual report, filed March 1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
I agree with you Dave. I’m sure DG has done their due diligence. However, a private fleet is a risky move and just as likely to add costs rather than reduce them. A couple of big questions: Will drivers be company employees with full benefits? Will the fleet have access to back hauls or will there be significant deadheading?