More people are finding work and employers appear to be closer to fulfilling their job openings, but there’s still a shortage of drivers in Colorado.
Of course, there’s long been a need for drivers. It’s not just a pandemic thing. A 2019 report from the American Trucking Associations laments the shortage but notes that the driver shortfall was first documented in 2005. It got worse in 2021, with a historic high of 80,000 openings.
In the Denver area, it may be more noticeable as the Regional Transportation District brings back bus routes that were trimmed when COVID struck. And there are efforts by the city of Denver to expand recycling services, which means it needs even more help.
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