Why are RV manufacturers looking for so many drivers?

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SouthBendTribune_GregSwiercz“Officials from the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association estimate that an additional 2,000 drivers are needed to deliver the 25,000 to 30,000 recreational vehicles that are sitting on lots in southern Michigan and northern Indiana,” according to an article by Jim Meenan published in the South Bend (Indiana) Tribune.

“The problem could cost the industry as much as $500 million in lost sales in 2014, according to one industry official.”

“And Doug DeMeyer, a former driver who is now an owner of a transportation company that lines up drivers to transport RVs across the United States and Canada, believes the shortage won’t be solved quickly.”

Read more in the South Bend Tribune by clicking here.

Addendum: If you are interested in finding out more information about being a driver using your own truck … check out  Classic Transport Inc., a transportation service for the RV and utility truck industries … and let us know your thoughts.

Photo: Lola Boles stands by her pickup truck recently after hitching up an RV she was driving to a dealership in San Antonio from MDZ Trucking in Shipshewana. The RV industry is facing a shortage of delivery drivers, which is costing the industry as thousands of RVs sit on local lots. (SBT Photo/GREG SWIERCZ)

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