Trucking, Logistics Hiring Rebounded in July
Transportation and warehousing companies returned to adding jobs in July, with trucking operators increasing their hiring after shedding thousands of jobs in recent months.
Trucking companies added 1,700 jobs last month, the U.S. Labor Department said Friday—reflecting recent growth reported in the manufacturing sector—although the industry is still down 5,600 jobs from a year earlier. Rail transportation, which has cut 27,400 jobs since last year amid a steep decline in coal and energy shipments, cut 300 jobs. The increase in jobs as well as the decrease in diesel prices look for a promising future in the commercial driving business. New contracts for improving America’s infrastructure will also lead to an influx of new construction based jobs.