Recently the American Trucking Association released its latest ATA Freight Transportation Forecast (https://bit.ly/3Azdny7), and the future is definitely looking bright!
The industry is estimated to experience tremendous growth over the next decade as the economy and population both continue to grow. The forecast pointed out that overall freight tonnage is expected to grow 20.6 billion tons in 2030. That’s up 25% from 2019’s projection.
Freight industry revenues are also expected to increase 53% to $1.6 trillion over the next decade.
And this is just the trucking industry! It’s not even taking into account the transportation or agricultural industries that also employ diesel technicians.
Needless to say, demand for diesel technicians could be increasing significantly over the next decade. In fact, according to the BLS (https://www.bls.gov/), employment of these professionals is projected to grow 3% from 2019 to 2029.
Also worth pointing out are the top five industries with the highest employment demand for diesel mechanics according to the BLS. They are:
• General Freight Trucking
• Local Government
• Supply Merchant Wholesalers
• Automotive Repair and Maintenance
• Specialized Freight Trucking