Increase in consumer spending is good news for trucks

Americans are feeling better about spending money on retail goods and that is good news for the commercial truck industry where there is currently a high demand for professionally trained drivers.

The majority of products shipped to retailers spend some time on the back of a commercial truck, so the more demand there is for goods, the more business there is for commercial trucks. Even while the economy has suffered over the past few years the truck industry has shown growth. But as the retail industry bounces back it means even more growth for America’s trucking sector.

According to a Thompson Reuters and University of Michigan survey, consumer confidence showed growth in February as the consumer confidence index rose to 76.3, nearly three points higher than January’s mark. February’s index reading was also higher than what economists had predicted.

As the demand for retail goods continues to increase, it will mean the demand for commercial trucks will also rise. Currently there is a demand for commercial truck drivers, especially those with professional training. Truck carriers all across the country are looking for skilled drivers that can help them meet growing demand, which is due in part to growing consumer spending.

At Hamrick School’s CDL training program, students are being prepared for a bright and long-term career as a professional truck driver. The demand for drivers is high, but the majority of carriers are looking for drivers with experience and professional CDL training, and Hamrick School is helping to create the next generation of American truck drivers.