Rebuttals to the monthly jobs numbers published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
After shedding jobs in March for the first time since July, for-hire trucking companies added 1,800 payroll jobs in April.
After hiring about 20,000 new payroll employees in the past three months, trucking companies cut 1,900 jobs in March.
Payroll employment in trucking surged as trucking companies added 10,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Payroll employment in for-hire trucking is up by 51,500, or 4 percent, from January 2011.
Compared with December 2010, trucking employment is up by 40,100 jobs.
Compared to October 2010, seasonally adjusted trucking employment is up by 36,600, or 2.9 percent.
Compared with September 2010, September trucking employment was up by 42,200.
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