The economy of the district was primarily agricultural, but as on today it has changed its occupation to Lorries, Educational Institutions, Poultry Farms, Bore well, Truck & Bus Body Building and real estate. Lorry Transport and related businesses drive the economy of the town. Namakkal district has around 80000 Trucks which include open truck, Containers, Bulkers, Ready-mix, Trailers and LPG Tankers; this has made Namakkal India's No 1 Transport Hub. Nationwide Namakkal is known for body building for truck, trailer, and tanker since 1956. Customers from other states also get the truck body building work done in Namakkal and it is also being exported to other countries. More than 500 units are in building truck and bus bodies employing around 25000 people directly and more than 1 Lakh indirectly by selling accessories and through 20 types of jobs in transportation including painting and tinkering works.