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Description: It was hard to find a business story this week that wasn’t about the corona virus. But, here’s one: officials are worried about a massive shortage of truck drivers to move goods across North America. According to a recent report, Canada is short 20,000 drivers. It seems like the self-driving vehicles won’t be bailing us out any time soon.

Date:  March 11, 2020

Source:  thestar.com

Link: https://www.thestar.com/business/2020/03/11/report-sounds-alarm-over-truck-driver-shortage-as-job-vacancies-rise.html?source=newsletter&utm_content=a10&utm_source=ts_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_email=760BE779956395955CFBBA5C497D22A3&utm_campaign=sbj_22256

 

Discussion points:

1) Have you ever thought of a career in the trucking industry? What would be some of the advantages to this career?

2) What do you think has created this shortage of drivers?

3) On page 12 of Wiley’s Managerial Accounting : Tools for Business Decision-Making, you will find Illustration 1-4, showing questions faced by managers in service industries like trucking. What questions from this illustration do you think are most applicable for the trucking industry ?

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