Driver shortage poses challenge for truckers

COMMON GROUND: Christopher J. Maxwell, president and CEO of the R.I. Trucking Association, says legislators and truckers should work together rather than argue over / tolls.  PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO
COMMON GROUND: Christopher J. Maxwell, president and CEO of the R.I. Trucking Association, says legislators and truckers should work together rather than argue over / tolls. PBN PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

The Rhode Island trucking industry has yielded a lot of attention in the last couple years. The group’s fight against the state’s decision to assess tolls on trucks above a certain size – in order to help pay for fixing rundown roads and bridges – has resulted in rowdy public debates, political action and a

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