Motorcoach Industry, Like Trucking, Faces Driver Shortage
June 4, 2019
ABA President Peter Pantuso spoke with Transport Topics about the issue of the driver shortage in the motorcoach industry.
“The driver shortage is a serious problem for the motorcoach industry,” American Bus Association CEO Peter Pantuso told TT. “As the seasoned drivers retire, the level of new drivers entering the industry is not keeping up. We are seeing this issue across all means of transportation — charter, scheduled, transit and school buses. This is causing a disruption to many people who rely on buses to get to work, school and on vacation.”
According to the ABA, 3,200 bus companies in the United States provide more than 600 million passenger trips annually; that’s about 100 million fewer than domestic airlines provide each year.