As the new year approaches and the U.S. contends with supply-chain issues, one conversation keeps coming up: our country is facing a mass driver shortage. The American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates that the U.S. is short 80,000 truckers which is an all-time high for the industry. And if nothing changes, the shortfall could reach 160,000 over the next decade.
To help municipalities and contractors address this challenge, Elgin is now offering more non-CDL sweepers that do not require a commercial driver’s license to transport and operate the equipment (Pelican, RegenX 26K GVW, Broom Bear 26K GVW). For those that need to keep productivity levels high, although are experiencing operator shortages, non-CDL equipment can be a good way to widen the pool of drivers that qualify to operate the machines.
Elgin is staying ahead of the curve, in a market where their customers are facing unprecedented challenges – they are offering more equipment options to allow for maximum flexibility. As Elgin better serves the sweeper business community, they have the capability and accessibility to resources that allow us to help open the door for dealers to develop their rental business, allowing contractors to use drivers on-demand.
With more than 100 years in the sweeper industry, Elgin is leading the charge on providing effective solutions for companies looking to properly staff their operations. One of Elgin’s top advantages is the assurance that they continue to put the customer first. Having the ability to stay operable in this climate is not only important, but necessary and Elgin has the non-CDL equipment it takes to stay compliant and meet the demands of the market.