Trucking gains 3,600 jobs in October

| November 02, 2012

In a month in which the U.S. economy added 171,000 jobs, for-hire trucking companies added 3,600 payroll jobs in October, according to estimates by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on Nov. 2.

Trucking had in October a total of 1.354 million jobs, up 3.6 percent year over year and up 9.7 percent from the bottoming-out point in March 2010.

For the full October jobs report — for both trucking and the economy as a whole — see Overdrive sister site CCJ’s report. 

  • jescott418

    So I read elsewhere that turnover is way up. So are the added jobs just replacements?

  • trockens

    So where’s the data on how many walked (ran) outta of trucking
    jobs because they couldn’t stand the hours, pay, lifestyle and
    corruption of this industry?

  • Marty Marsh

    I’m going to keep asking this until I get an answer, and this will be about the fifth time.
    How do you know if you gained any jobs when you can’t fill the empty seats that you have, this is not computing, I think as usual someone is lying.
    The only way I could see how anyone could tell is if they need 100 drivers this week and next week they need 200. But that still doesn’t fix the problem of getting the seats filled so you gained nothing.
    But being that we are truck drivers we will believe anything, keep up the good work. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.