The industry added a mere 100 jobs on a seasonally adjusted basis.
Payroll employment at for-hire trucking companies in March was 40,000 jobs higher than in March 2010.
If the numbers hold, the increase in trucking jobs would be the largest one-month surge since December 1990.
Trucking companies added 2,600 new employees on a seasonally adjusted basis in December on top of an upward revision in the November estimate.
Since the beginning of March, trucking companies have added 15,900 jobs, according to the latest numbers.
Year over year, payroll employment was down 0.6 percent in September from September 2009.
After adding 1,000 positions in June, payroll employment in trucking is up 8,800 jobs since March.
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. ...
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