After hiring about 20,000 new payroll employees in the past three months, trucking companies cut 1,900 jobs in March.
Payroll employment in trucking surged as trucking companies added 10,200 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Payroll employment in for-hire trucking is up by 51,500, or 4 percent, from January 2011.
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Compared with December 2010, trucking employment is up by 40,100 jobs.
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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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