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As Moving Rates Skyrocket, Moving Companies Experience Long-Haul Trucker Shortage - WDVM

As the real estate market booms, moving companies are seeing a shortage of long-haul truck drivers.

Chuck Kuhn, head of DMV-based JK Moving Services, says an estimated one thousand families a day are moving to southern states, like Florida and Texas — some of the highest business volumes he has seen in years.

With the high demand for moves and a shortage of drivers, Kuhn is sweetening the deal, in hopes to recruit at least 100 more CDL drivers for his company.

“To combat the driver shortage, we’re instituting a $100,000 minimum guarantee compensation for our long-distance drivers. That’s twice the national average for compensation for long-distance drivers,” said Kuhn.

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