CEO Speaks: Road Warrior

YELLOW ROADWAY'S BOSS TALKS ABOUT A SEVERE DRIVER SHORTAGE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR THE ECONOMY

Big-rig truck drivers have never been in greater demand. There are 40,000 positions available today, by some estimates--a sign, perhaps, of a coming surge in the economy. Often the transportation industry is a leading indicator for other businesses, from manufacturing to retail. So TIME senior writer DANIEL KADLEC sat down with Bill Zollars, chairman and CEO of Yellow Roadway, the nation's biggest trucking firm, to discuss driver shortages--and what kind of demand he is seeing across the country.

TIME What's with the driver shortage? Everybody talks about how tough the job market is. Yet here are thousands of decent-paying jobs going...

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