After May and June both produced net job losses in the for-hire trucking industry, 6,300 net payroll jobs were added in July, according to preliminary government data.
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.
In what would essentially be another roadblock for drivers looking at finding a new driving job, the NTSB has recommended FMCSA to gather driver employment history and require carriers to use it.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that for-hire trucking companies added 5,000 payroll jobs in the month, pushing the total number of trucking payroll employment to 1.375 million jobs.
The December employment report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows trucking added 4,200 jobs.
The number of payroll jobs at for-hire trucking companies rose in November, as did the number of trailer orders.
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.
For-hire trucking companies added 1,400 payroll jobs in August as the overall U.S. economy added 96,000 nonfarm jobs.
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