PR: Pickup in trucking industry hiring signals economic recovery


ARLINGTON, Va., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hiring in the trucking industry picked up in the fourth quarter of 2010, which coupled with an increase in the turnover rate for linehaul truckload drivers portend increased demand for drivers as the economy recovers.

According to ATA's quarterly trucking activity report, truckload and less-than-truckload carriers increased payrolls in the last three months of 2010. Small truckload companies increased their employment by 0.8%, all within the driver pool, while large truckload companies boosted total employment by 0.3%, adding linehaul drivers but trimming back their local driver pools.

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