Thousands of truck driver jobs added in June

About 4,400 truck driver jobs were added to the job market in June, according to recent stats from the Department of Labor.

Revised figures for May were in more optimistic, showing that while initially the BLS reported only 100 jobs were added in May, that figure increased to 3,000.

While truck driver jobs are plentiful, truck drivers are actually quite scarce.

Hiring in June jumped even more to 4,400, bolstered by more product demand and increased pickups.

Since the end of December, payroll employment in trucking is up nearly 27,000, according to the preliminary BLS figures.

Since March 2010, the industry has added 55,500 jobs, a stunning figure compared to the sluggish growth in other industries.

Nonfarm payroll employment edged up by just 18,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate actually ticked higher by one-tenth of a percentage point.

According to, compared to June 2010, payroll employment in trucking is up 3.9 percent. Total employment in trucking in June was nearly 1.283 million