Trucking employment continues to gain

| January 04, 2013

For-hire trucking companies have added more than 128,000 jobs since the bottom of the recent employment scale in March 2010 and are slowly chugging toward pre-recession levels of January 2007 — the pre-recession peak.

The December employment report released this week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows trucking added 4,200 jobs to bring the total number of trucking jobs to 1.3625 million — a 3.4 percent gain from December 2011.

For the full story on the employment report, see Overdrive sister site CCJ‘s article.

  • Mike Jones

    Seems more like people are Leaving the industry…the Pay is way to Low..when considering the driver is on the job 24/7 living in a cheezy “sleeper”? No running water….no nothing in most of them..YUK…..more like a sentence……

  • Mike Jones

    There is an Ad on Craigs…for CDL Class A…..west coast…bring all documents, photos…….SEE JUAN. How funny….talk about identity theft…..bring ur SS# and DL…….and give it to JUAN……sure pal I will hurry on down……it has GOT to be a great job….there was another similar…Bi Lingual preferred wages .25-.35 cpm…………what happened to this BIG money these cheer leaders are talkin…$50K annual……LOL.

  • godfearingrebel

    Great. Just great. 128,000 tech savey, elog compliant, graduates of our awsome driving schools, whos only drawback is they cant drive are now replacing a few more older, safer, and more experienced drivers driven out by a few more fmcsa rules, a couple more dollers out of their checks to who knows where, and a few more dollors in their fuel tanks to who knows who. Great. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.