(CNN) — Job security is not an issue for truck drivers these days.

The industry is facing a nationwide shortage of drivers, according to the American Trucking Association.

The group says about 50,000 more drivers are needed by the end of the year.

Some officials are skeptical the industry can fill that many jobs.

But one union leader says the shortage is not necessarily good news for drivers.

“Drivers used to make a decent living in the trucking industry. There’s no money in trucking now. The trucking companies make all the money. The drivers make none,” said Jerome Irwin, President of the Labor Council.

Trucking fleets are offering better pay and other incentives to attract drivers.

But if not enough new ones are hired, consumers could see product shortages and higher prices.