According to the U.S. Bureau Labor of Statistics, the for-hire trucking industry added around 400 new payroll jobs last month. That number has been essentially flat since last April. The number may be overestimated even then, since the trucking industry tends to have a high turnover rate.
Since 2012, the total number of payroll jobs for for-hire trucking companies has increased by 1.6%, or around 22,000 jobs. That number remains down nearly 5%, however, from its peak in 2007.
Bottom line is, the economy and the trucking industry are making a slow comeback, but numbers still highly favor certified drivers who are seeking jobs. In order to attract qualified CDL drivers and diesel mechanics, hiring companies would do well to offer in-house training or pre-vet new employees with a recruiting program, like the Drive 360 Logistics D360 Workforce Solution.
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