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A Trucking Crisis Has the U.S. Looking for More Drivers Abroad

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Truckers Face Coronavirus Distribution Snarls
Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

A shortage of truckers across the U.S. has become so severe that companies are trying to bring in drivers from abroad like seemingly never before.

For the first time in her 10-year trucking career, Holly McCormick has found herself coordinating with an agency in South Africa to source foreign drivers. A recruiter for Groendyke Transport Inc., McCormick has doubled her budget since the pandemic and is still having trouble finding candidates.