Earlier this year, the Department of Transportation released a report suggesting the trucking industry had only added a paltry 400 jobs since January.
For many in the business, that number was hard to swallow. Especially considering between December 2017 and December 2018 the industry added a total of 50,000. That’s a significant drop-off.
While these numbers seem bleak, the future is surprisingly bright. On July 5, the Department of Transportation released a second report with revised numbers. Here are some of the highlights.
- During the second quarter of 2019, the for-hire trucking industry added 7,300 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis
- Since the beginning of the year, the for-hire trucking industry added 11,700 jobs
- In the month of June alone, the trucking industry saw an increase of 4,300 jobs
- Since June of 2018, the for-hire trucking industry added 36,800 jobs
These numbers don’t solve all of the industry’s problems, but they’re certainly a step in the right direction. If you’re a hard-working, experienced truck driver who’s looking to land your next gig, we’d love to hear from you. Here at Double D Distribution, we take great pride in working with only the best. If you think you have what it takes, click here and fill out our online driver application form.