The U.S. Is Facing A Truck Driver Shortage
And autonomous trucks won’t arrive in time to fix it.
America’s trucker shortage is about to hit consumers right where it hurts: in the kitty litter.
McDonald’s Corp.’s long-time distributor Martin-Brower Co. is raising delivery fees, imperiling low menu prices, and Procter & Gamble Co., Church & Dwight Co. and Hasbro Inc. are sounding the alarm that higher freight fees could be passed on to consumers of everything from Crest toothpaste to Arm & Hammer cat litter to My Little Pony figurines. And it’s all because transport companies can’t find drivers.