Author: Gregory Van Tighem

Some Fleets, 3PLs Turn to Near-Shore Staffing to Address Shortage of Office Workers

While the freight transportation industry has struggled for years to recruit and retain truck drivers and maintenance technicians, many companies are facing another labor challenge — a shortage of entry-level office workers. As it becomes increasingly difficult to find, hire and keep employees who respond to customers’ calls, dispatch drivers and pursue new business, fleets and third-party logistics providers are pursuing a range of strategies to address the labor shortfall, including turning to staffing agencies that connect them with logistics workers overseas.