The nation‘s trucking industry is dealing with a shortage of qualified drivers.

Indiana Motor Truck Association President Gary Langston says trucking companies are dealing with higher federal standards, insurance rates, safety procedures and other issues.


He says those factors are making it more difficult to find drivers to haul freight.

Langston says vendors also don‘t want to deal with companies that may not hire drivers with relatively clean records.

He says the IMTA is working with Indiana colleges that have trucker training programs in an effort to hire more qualified drivers with good records.