The for-hire trucking industry saw no gains or losses in employment in August, but July's initial estimates were downwardly revised from 6,300 jobs gained to just 400.
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.
To many carriers "seem to want to compete this way. And who gets hurt? Drivers, small businesses, people all throughout the industry."
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.
Though payroll employment in the for-hire trucking industry has been mostly steadily been increasing, May bucked the trend, shedding 700 trucking jobs.
Freight volumes on the spot market were down — out of trend — 16 percent in April of this year from April 2012, according to the DAT North American Freight Index, which says that bad ...
The for-hire trucking industry added 11,700 jobs in April, according to preliminary data released this week by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.
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