Has the economy recovered? Is the recession over? The answer will probably depend on who you ask. Government statistics show that the unemployment rate is slowly dropping while consumer spending is increasing. Maybe we should look to the trucking industry for more proof. Mack Trucks is hiring for positions at its Macungie factory following a surge in orders for it’s OTR rigs. Freightliner has announced it will hire nearly 600 workers for it’s Cleveland, North Carolina operations. Peterbilt and Navistar have both announced similar hiring bingies last month. Truck manufactures and trucking companies were some of the first industries hit when the economy began to slow in 2007. Their return to profitability and productivity is a welcome sign of economic healing.
New International plow truck awaiting delievery at dealer.