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“Keeping our drivers happy”: Trucker shortage leading to empty store shelves compels companies to increase wages

By Amanda Perez Pintado, Investigate Midwest/Report for America C&K Trucking, based just outside Chicago, has been “under extreme pressure” to hire and retain drivers since the COVID-19 pandemic started, said Mike Burton, president of C&K Holdings. The company hauls freight between ports, railroads and shippers across the country.  “Our turnover has been higher than we […]