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