Palaces for the kings of the road? Trucking firms hope to fill driver shortage by pimping out cabins for rigs that cost up to $240,000
Trucking companies are looking to fill hundreds of thousands of vacancies in their fleets by giving drivers a little bit more leg room for their cross-country journeys.
The firms are paying truck manufacturers to make luxury living quarters that attach to the vehicles – with kitchen areas, satellite TVs, refrigerators, bathrooms and a bed.
The changes are designed to attract more drivers to an industry that will need an estimated one million more employees in the next 10 years.
It is thought many potential drivers are put off by the thought of having to eat and sleep in their seats at rest stops.
- 24 Oct, 2018
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