During the holidays truck drivers are needed more than ever. Seasonal workers are
typically hired early on in retail sales, however drivers are already in short supply! During the
holiday season from Halloween through New Year, shipping increases to 30% greater than any
other time of the year. In order to keep drivers motivated and comfortable, a proper working
APU is needed. This APU helps keep truck drivers safe and comfortable as well as every other
driver out on the road.
Despite inflation increasing dramatically over the last year, spending is strong across the
United States. Delivery companies such as UPS are hiring for the seasonal increase at a higher
rate than in years past. Amazon has also started early. Amazon is offering an average of $19 per
hour to all employees. However, retailers such as Walmart and Target are trimming down the
incentives. For example, last holiday season Target was able to offer an increase in pay.
However, this year Target is only offering a simple raffle ticket. Walmart is also not taking on
nearly as many seasonal workers as in years past.
Fears of a recession are real but do not seem to be currently affecting sales. Sales are up
from 2021. With the lack of drivers to help accommodate the increased need for shipping,
shipping times can and will likely be delayed. If you are doing some online holiday shopping this
year you will want to make sure that you complete your purchases early to ensure that theyarrive on time.