The Employment Gap and the Connected Truck

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The American Trucking Association (ATA) believes that freight volumes will increase by 29% over 2015-2026, and this requires the addition of 90,000 jobs in the United States per year to meet demand. However, issues such as pay and erratic hours have created a trucker shortage in this industry. While some companies are trying to solve this problem by making these jobs more enticing to workers, connected vehicle technologies can use Internet of Things technology to fill the gap.

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