By David Beman
Nebraska News Service 

Nebraska trucking industry searches for solutions amid national labor shortage


October 20, 2021

LINCOLN — One of the nation’s first collective pandemic memories is the clamor to buy and store as much toilet paper as possible. Shelves around the country were cleaned out as the supply chain struggled to keep up.

The situation last March inadvertently highlighted one of the parties responsible for getting those shelves re-stocked: the trucking industry. And as the nation dealt with this shortage, a different shortage within the industry — labor — was one of the factors contributing to a slower replenishing of toilet paper and other household items.

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