The Labourforce Trucking Job Index measures demand over the last four years. 2015 is the base year when the Index is set at 100.00.
Trucking job vacancies have risen 60% in the three years to 2018. Demand rose dramatically in the first two years, it peaked in 2017 and slipped back in 2018.
This growth in job opportunities is above the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain sector more broadly (e.g. across all occupations) and above the national market across all industries.
It is interesting to note that over this three year period the percentage of “Contingent” job vacancies has fallen as a percentage of all job vacancies from 24.9% (one in four) to 18.6% (close to one in five).
This fall contrasts with the belief by many that “contingent” or “insecure” employment is growing. The data suggests otherwise.