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Aid for survivors of Hurricane Sandy has contributed to growth in Trucking hiring.
Trucking job opportunities are expected to be in high demand, the result of cargo shipping needed in the recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy. Freight volumes rose 3.6% in November as a result of shipments into the Eastern states ravaged by the late October/early November “super-storm.” The DAT North American Freight Index reports the jump is the first from October to November since 1996. The increase in demand expedites the process for lesser experienced flatbed trucking jobs. says both immediate and high volumes of need for flatbed shipments are prompting companies like Crst Malone to give newer drivers positions. Demand ... more
Trucking hiring ends 2012 on the upswing.
Trucking closed out 2012 with 4,200 new jobs added, bringing the year’s total of new hires in the field to 67,000, the U.S. Department of Labor reports. New hires in the truck transportation subsector rebounded late in the year after dipping during the summer. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports increased hiring every month since August. Christopher S. Rugaber of the Associated Press writes : “The stable hiring last month shows that employers didn't panic during the high-stakes talks between Congress and the White House over tax increases and spending cuts that weren't resolved until New Year's. That's an ... more