About this time last year, I reported on how the driver shortage was tied heavily to the oilfields of Texas, North Dakota and Ohio. That tie remains very strong but things may be swinging back in favor of the trucking companies. As oil prices have fallen to the $50.00/barrel range, new drilling has been put on hold and most drilling companies are making drastic cuts to their work force. This should put more drivers back into long haul trucking and begin to make a dent in the driver shortage that has helped move rates up for the last few years. To continue reading click here.