Some experts believe the growing number of for-hire drivers is the result of over-regulation. Qualified Carriers reported that carrier regulations have jumped more than 7.5% over the last 14 months. Many believe the shift is also the sign of a growing economy.
Jeff Tucker, CEO of Qualified Carriers, said that he believes many drivers sought the comfort and security of company jobs when the country was in a recession, but now, with the economy on the rise and the driver shortage, drivers are getting back into business for themselves.
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