Booming truck sales boosting industry jobs

Big jump in dealership staff as sales keep rising

It’s an easy equation – more truck sales require more staff in dealerships to service the growing customer numbers.

The results of a study into dealership staffing levels in truck dealerships selling medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks has climbed a significant 12.3% in just one year.

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The study was completed by group, American Truck Dealers (ATD) and found U.S. truck dealerships employed a total of more than 145,000 people.

That total is at its highest level in five years.

By far the largest groups of truck dealer employees were in the parts, service and maintenance departments.

Truckinginfo.com quotes ATD senior economist Patrick Manzi as saying the benefits of increased sales are flowing through to the economy.

“Truck dealers continue to contribute to their communities with jobs that pay well and offer the ability for advancement,”

“Last year, the majority of truck dealership employees saw their incomes rise.”

Has your dealership increased its workforce to meet the extra demand? Let us know in the comments section below.

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