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(March 2, 2015) -- Today, there really isn’t a shortage of RV drivers, said Doug Gaeddert, a general manager at Forest River, who called for a meeting about a year ago while serving as board chairman of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.

Shortage of RV drivers has been filled

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Last spring, transportation companies and RV manufacturers gathered at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart to try to come up with a solution for the driver shortage, South Bend Tribune recalled.

At the time, it was estimated there was a shortage of about 2,000 drivers and that there were 25,000 to 30,000 RVs on lots in northern Indiana awaiting delivery, South Bend Tribune explained.

Deliveries are running fairly smoothly despite the fact that 2014 closed with 356,735 shipments, a gain of 11.1 percent over the previous year, South Bend Tribune reported. It also marked the fifth straight year of increased shipments. And January shipments in 2015 were up nearly 12 percent from a year ago, at 28,494 shipments, the highest number in nine years, South Bend Tribune reported.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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