Impact of COVID 19 on Truck Driver Availability
Amelia Regan and Jean-Daniel Saphores examine the potential impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the shortage of truck drivers in the United States, and more specifically in California. In addition to the structural reasons for this chronic shortage, they discuss the sharp slowdown in economic activity, but also truck driver demographics and restrictions on freight movement between jurisdictions that may impact the job market for truck drivers. Finally, they look back at what can be learned from previous recessions and discuss the impact of civil unrest on the economy. The video is available HERE.