The cost of a steak to put on the grill continues to escalate and it is largely due to a shortage of truck drivers..
The shortage began before the COVID-19 pandemic and is getting worse. The American Trucking Association says there was a shortage of 61,000 drivers at the end of 2019.
The Illinois Trucking Association recently conducted a survey of companies around the state and 97% said they were short of truck drivers.
Matt Hart, executive director of the ITA, said the main problem appears to be enhanced unemployment benefits.