trucking jobs

Trucking jobs rise in February

If the numbers hold, the increase in trucking jobs would be the largest one-month surge since December 1990.

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Trucking adds 2,600 jobs

Trucking companies added 2,600 new employees on a seasonally adjusted basis in December on top of an upward revision in the November estimate.

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Trucking adds 300 jobs in Oct.

Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 15,900 jobs, according to the latest numbers.

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Trucking employment dips

Year over year, payroll employment was down 0.6 percent in September from September 2009.

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Trucking adds more jobs

After adding 1,000 positions in June, payroll employment in trucking is up 8,800 jobs since March.

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Manufacturing still growing, but more slowly

The recovery is still with us, note the factory-watchers at the Institute for Supply Management. The manufacturing sector expanded in June for the 11th consecutive month, though at a less heated pace than in May. The overall economy for the 14th consecutive month in June. Of course, the housing and labor markets still suffer. The first affects flatbed freight, though flatbed seems to have enough other business to have started the year well. First-quarter data from ATBS ...

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LogBook

The FMCSA changes hours policy, Obama orders heavy-truck fuel standards, an owner-operator recognition program and much more are featured.

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Trucking jobs added in May

With strong gains in April and May, the trucking industry virtually has erased previous job losses for the year.

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LogBook

Truckers cope with flooding crisis, the FMCSA begins its Pre-Employment Screening Program, a cross-border trucking program with Mexico will be announced soon, steps toward sleep disorder screening are taken and many more industry issues are featured.

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A shortage of drivers — and quality

I've been hearing since at least March that many carriers are once again scrounging for drivers. This means a return to business as usual in terms of a driver shortage, only this time it could more severe than normal. The reasons by now are well-known. The economy has been bouncing back. Imminent safety-related regulations -- notably Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 -- are expected to push a significant number of drivers out of the cab. Our friends at the ...

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