Supply chains, interrupted: Truckers in demand in US, but there aren't enough of them

WASHINGTON – If freight trains rumbling across the great American plains are the sinews of the supply chain in the biggest market on the planet, then trucks are its life blood.

Normally, an estimated 3.5 million truckers driving 16- and 18-wheel behemoths stitch together America’s supply chain, a complex web from ports to warehouses to chain stores.

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