The trucking industry is experiencing some extreme challenges regarding hiring and maintaining quality drivers due to recently implemented electronic logs, reduced hours of service, a strong economy, rail service issues, and the overall ability to attract people into this industry.
Mississippi Lime has felt the impact of the driver shortage just like many of our customers and competitors. We continue to look for additional carriers to help deliver our products in a safe and timely manner.
The carriers we utilize are looking at ways to attract new drivers and ways to maintain their current drivers. They are offering bonuses and significantly higher wages as well as minimizing mandatory work on weekends and holidays.
Mississippi Lime wants to assure you we are doing everything possible to meet your delivery requirements. We are asking for customers to place orders in a timely manner, have flexible receiving hours, and to unload carriers as quickly as possible upon arrival. We appreciate your help in working with us and our carriers to meet your expectations.