Trucking association chief says industry at ‘edge of cliff’

American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear argued on Tuesday that the slow return to work is “exacerbating the supply chain’s ability to meet demand.”

Speaking on “Mornings with Maria,” Spear explained the impact on the supply chain due to the “chronic shortage of talent,” which has led to cargo sitting unused and unloaded at U.S. ports.

He also noted that now truckers are moving more with fewer people and “even less equipment in many instances.”

“I think we are at the edge of a cliff right now,” Spear told host Maria Bartiromo. 

“I think a year of policies that have led us there generally stem from rewarding people not to return to work,” he continued, noting that he believes that has contributed to the “chronic shortage of talent, not 

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