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.
According to a recent survey of trucking executives, the combination of slow but steady growth in tonnage and fuel price volatility have the industry's mangers in somewhat of a holding pattern, described by GE Capital's ...
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