America’s economic recovery will literally be delivered on the back of commercial trucks. That’s because the majority of cargo in the United States spends at least some time on a truck and as the nation’s manufacturing, auto, home construction and retail industries all show signs of growth, commercial trucks will be there to ship goods and products to stores and customers.
The Institute for Supply Management puts out its yearly Business Survey Committee and found that economic growth is taking place in the U.S. in 2012. The survey shows that the manufacturing industry in specifically showing improvement, which is great news for trucks. As products are made they are shipped to retail centers and distribution centers via commercial trucks. In fact, the demand for commercial trucks is so high right now that many carriers are struggling to find enough workers to drive the routes they have available.
“Manufacturing purchasing and supply executives expect to see continued growth in 2012,” ISM Chairman Bradley Holcomb said in Fleet Owner article earlier in the year. “They are optimistic about their overall business prospects for the first half of 2012, and are even more optimistic about the second half of 2012.”
That optimism among supply executives and manufacturers has paid off as 2012 is coming to a close as a year of growth for manufacturing and a step forward in the nation’s rebound since the recession.
While the manufacturing industry was hit hard by the 2008 recession, it has experienced modest growth since the fourth quarter of 2009. The survey also reported that manufacturing capacities rose in 2012 and the cost for raw materials, which spiked some in 2011, has come down. Manufacturing has turned a corner in the United States, especially as many businesses are focusing on domestic opportunities with overseas shipping so costly.
The commercial trucking industry directly benefits from growth in the manufacturing industry. The trucking industry has already been experience growths over the past few years but predictions that manufacturing will also grow are further indicators that the trucking industry’s growth will be long-term.
A growth in manufacturing will mean trucks will be busy delivering raw materials to manufacturers and delivering produced goods that are made by those manufacturers. It’s a win-win for the commercial trucking industry and good news for drivers and those looking to become drivers.
Now would be a great time to start a career in this industry and Diesel Driving Academy is a leader in CDL training, preparing students to be at the front of the line for careers in this growing field. As the commercial truck industry continues to grow, thousands of drivers are needed to meet the demand and help deliver America’s economy to a state of strength and prosperity.