trucking economy

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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Driver pay, ‘Obamacare,’ industry outlook broken down at CCJ Symposium

A look at some of the highlights from the 2013 CCJ Spring Symposium.

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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 gains 3,600 jobs in October

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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Indicators: Tonnage index up, orders down

Three indicators of the trucking economy's current state and potential future trends show slightly mixed readings this week.

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Flatbedders, be ready: Housing starts spike

The number of houses that began construction in September jumped a whopping 15 percent from August to its highest numbers since 2008 and up 34 percent over last September.

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