Poor Economy Affects Truck Driving Jobs

Truck driving jobs are a good way to make a decent income and provide for your family, if you can find the right trucking company to work for among the thousands of companies available. But, what about during a poor economy? Recent news is now declaring what many of us have already known…a recession is here. Actually, it’s been here since December of 2007. Thousands of loss jobs occur every week, with unemployment sitting at its highest level since 1993, currently setting at 6.7% – so what about trucking jobs now?

The truth is, trucking will always be a necessity in our market and society. It will also feel the recession crunch, but truck driving jobs are still available and always will be. The trucking industry could see an enormous downturn if Congress does not assist the hurting auto makers, but another bail out will probably come into play. Personally, I feel the auto makers did it to themselves and our Government cannot continue to bail out every single industry, but our Government is so out of control anyway, they will more than likely continue to do so.

On the other hand, if nothing is done to help the auto makers, the massive viral effect will spiral down through out the entire country and abroad. Millions and millions of jobs would be lost, even effecting the trucking industry. Just consider how many millions of tons of freight is hauled every day within the auto industry. If all of that goes up in smoke, a lot of trucking companies and drivers would be without a job. The transportation industry is so vital to our economy, Congress has no choice but to bail out another industry…even though it was Congress which created the problem in the first place. So as sad as it may be that the Government is now grabbing control of our mortgages, it appears they will attain control over the auto industry as well…their plan for socialism is finally coming to pass…but, that’s another story.

The importance of the U.S. transportation industry is too vital for our economy. Truck driving jobs will always be around, even as the rest of the economy falls. Will truck driver jobs stumble also? I’m sure it will, but as other sectors of the market place stumbles, trucking will have to continue. Everything we receive, eventually comes by truck. There is no way around it. The most truthful statement is that “without trucks, America stops.”

Just last month, November ’08, over 500,000 jobs were lost. With that scenario playing out every day across America, truck driving jobs still continue to provide decent, secured employment. We could see driver jobs become a little tougher to achieve as millions of jobs are lost during this poor economy, and those people search for new vocations, but the need for our transportation system to continue is vital. This vitality assures that truck driving jobs will continue to be an excellent vocation for security…as long as you know the good trucking companies from the bad.

Aubrey “Allen” Smith is the author of the first and original Truth About Trucking. An expert in Motor Carrier Transportation, he is the most recognized advocate for assisting students and new drivers in locating the best truck driving jobs in the nation.