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.
A look at some of the highlights from the 2013 CCJ Spring Symposium.
In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.
The December employment report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows trucking added 4,200 jobs.
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.
The number of payroll jobs at for-hire trucking companies rose in November, as did the number of trailer orders.
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.
In a month in which the U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs, for-hire trucking companies added 3,600 payroll jobs in October, according to estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Nov. 2.
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