'Outlaws' no more: How a driver shortage transforms big-rig work


Freight trucking has long been economically vital but fraught with hardship. Now a driver shortage is bringing new racial and gender diversity – and a change in on-the-road lifestyles – to the work.

By Patrik Jonsson, Staff writer / August 2, 2018

An 18-wheeler passes through the Allegheny Mountain Tunnel in Pennsylvania's Somerset County. Better pay and an improving job experience for drivers, including social media connections and fewer miles driven, are changing trucking as the industry faces a worker shortage.  READ MORE....