Payroll employment in for-hire trucking is up by 51,500, or 4 percent, from January 2011.
Three compete for Owner-Operator of the Year, cross-border program lawsuits advance, turnpike rates rise, Baltimore bridge tolls rising and many more industry news items are featured.
For owner operators, contest survey revealed miles were flat, but income had increased by 5 percent.
Compared with December 2010, trucking employment is up by 40,100 jobs.
Freight TSI remained at the second highest level since August 2008, exceeded only by March and equaled by June.
If the numbers hold, the increase in trucking jobs would be the largest one-month surge since December 1990.
Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 12,700 jobs, according to the preliminary numbers.
Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 13,000 jobs, according to the preliminary numbers.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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