Driver shortage my butt! The shelves are stocked @ Wal-Mart, Loblaws and anywhere else you shop. Rates are up 25% or more and yet wages haven't kept pace in most circumstances. If there's a shortage of drivers, there's a shortage of trucks. Charge more than your competitors, pay MORE than your competitors and your trucks will be full. I see your recruiting advertisements every day. Unfortunately most of you believe $75K is a King's ransom in today's economy. Pay more, great your drivers right, be different than your competitors and your truck will be full.