As of late last year, CANACAR, the National Chamber of Cargo Transportation in Mexico, and the equivalent of the ATA in the U.S., said that Mexico’s driver shortage is about 54,000 drivers.
Why? Very similarly to the U.S. there are factors such as lifestyle and the availability of other careers such as manufacturing. Some other factors specific to Mexico exist such as security, the fact that B1 visas allow drivers to work in the U.S., and the length of time it’s taking to get intermodal dray driver permits.
What Schneider’s doing to increase driver capacity in Mexico
The increase of nearshoring has made driver capacity challenging and was something Schneider knew needed to be addressed to accommodate the capacity needs of our customers. We’ve been:
- Working to grow our dray capacity options for intermodal
- Developing strategic relationships to grow with carriers
- Offering relief with the FX exchange rate
Through these efforts we’ve been able to increase Mexico driver capacity and offer our customers creative capacity solutions to solve their transportation challenges.
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