economic indicators

Trucking employment down 3,500 jobs as overall employment rises

For the second straight month, employment in the for-hire trucking industry sank, as 3,500 jobs were shed in June, according to estimates from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Indicators: Trucking employment continues rise, Class 8 orders strong

In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.

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Trucking employment continues to gain

The December employment report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows trucking added 4,200 jobs.

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Indicators: Shipper conditions improve, tonnage rebounds

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index improved in October from September, but the research firm forecasts that conditions at the end of 2012 and into 2013 will worsen.

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Indicators: Trucking sees employment gains

The number of payroll jobs at for-hire trucking companies rose in November, as did the number of trailer orders.

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Indicators: Surface trade, truck orders, others improve

The week's highlights in potential economic indicators all show positive growth for both the trucking economy and the U.S. economy as a whole.

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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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Manufacturing expands for first time in four months

Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in September following three consecutive months of slight contraction.

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Monthly tonnage index up 3.2% year over year

ATA's For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index shrunk 0.9 percent in August but is still up

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Equipment leasing confidence up in September

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation's Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry is 53.0, up from the August index of 50.2, reflecting increased optimism.

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