Consumer confidence good news for trucking industry

Consumers appear to be more confident, which could spell an increase in commercial trucking business in the months to come.

The Thompson Reuters/University of Michigan index recently showed that consumer confidence increased in May to its highest level since July 2007, which is prior to the Great Recession of 2008. “The performance was higher than a consensus estimate from a survey of economists by Bloomberg News,” reported. “Both the current economic conditions gauge and the consumer expectations component increased, with the former hitting its highest level since October 2007.”

The majority of goods in America are shipped via a commercial truck and, if consumers spend more on retail items, it will mean more business for commercial trucks. That growth means there will also be a higher demand for professionally trained truck drivers.
Because the demand for commercial truck drivers is expected to continue for several years, new drivers can feel comfortable with the fact that they are working in an industry that offers stability and a chance for growth. Carriers have thousands of job vacancies right now, but as more drivers enter retirement and the number of routes increases as the economy grows, even more commercial truck drivers will be needed in the future.

If you are someone who is looking for a new career in a growing industry then becoming a commercial truck driver could be the right step for you. There is no better way to launch a career as a truck driver than by completing the training program at Hamrick School, which is training the next generation of truck drivers.