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Trucking employment bucks trend, falls in May

| June 07, 2013

Though payroll employment in the for-hire trucking industry has been mostly steadily been increasing, May bucked the trend, shedding 700 trucking jobs.

Floods, bad weather pushed freight availability down in April

| May 15, 2013

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 ...

Trucking employment surged in April as unemployment dropped

| May 03, 2013

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.

Indicators: Trucking employment continues rise, Class 8 orders strong

| March 12, 2013

In economic barometers for the trucking industry released in the past week, trucking employment continued its years-long gains and Class 8 orders surged.

Trucking employment continues years-long gains

| February 01, 2013

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.

Indicators: Shipper conditions improve, tonnage rebounds

| December 21, 2012

FTR Associates Shippers Conditions Index improved in October from September, but the research firm forecasts that conditions at the end of 2012 and into 2013 will worsen.

Equipment finance booms, projected for growth

| December 13, 2012

After returning to nearly pre-recession levels in 2012, the U.S. private and public sectors are on pace to finance more than $742 billion in equipment acquisitions in 2013, says forecast.

Indicators: Trucking sees employment gains

| December 10, 2012

The number of payroll jobs at for-hire trucking companies rose in November, as did the number of trailer orders.

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