After shedding jobs in March for the first time since July, for-hire trucking companies added 1,800 payroll jobs in April.
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 with November 2010, trucking employment is up by 33,800 jobs.
Compared to October 2010, seasonally adjusted trucking employment is up by 36,600, or 2.9 percent.
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Compared with September 2010, September trucking employment was up by 42,200.
Trucking industry payroll employment dipped by 900 jobs in August.
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