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Trucking employment bucks trend, falls in May

Though payroll employment in the for-hire trucking industry has been mostly steadily been increasing, May bucked the trend, shedding 700 trucking jobs.

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Trucking employment continues years-long gains

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that for-hire trucking companies added 5,000 payroll jobs in the month, pushing the total number of trucking payroll employment to 1.375 million jobs.

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Diesel price spikes 5.6 cents to $4.15

The national average retail diesel price increased 5.6 cents to $4.15 a gallon during the week ended Oct. 8, according to the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration. The latest weekly price is 34.9 cents above the same week last year.

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Trucking adds 700 jobs in September

For-hire trucking companies added 700 payroll jobs in September on a seasonally adjusted basis as the overall U.S. economy added 114,000 nonfarm jobs.

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Diesel tops $4 for first time in 3 months

The national average retail diesel price rose 6.1 cents to $4.026 a gallon during the week ended Aug. 20.

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Trucking adds 3,100 jobs in July

For-hire trucking companies added 3,100 payroll jobs in July as the overall U.S. economy added a net of 163,000 nonfarm jobs.

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Trucking adds 2,000 jobs in June

For-hire carriers added 2,000 payroll jobs in June, but that was coupled with a 2,600-job downward revision in initial May figures.

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Average diesel price falls 5.2 cents

The national average retail diesel price fell 5.2 cents to $3.729 a gallon during the week ended June 11.

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Diesel drops 6.5 cents, lowest in 8 months

The national average retail diesel price fell 6.5 cents to $3.781 a gallon during the week ended June 11. The average price is 17.3 cents below the same week last year.

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Diesel price falls 5.9 cents to $3.897

The national average diesel dropped 5.9 cents to $3.987 a gallon during the week ended May 28. That's 5.1 cents below the same week last year.

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