Truck Driver Jobs Added in June

Good news for truckers: according to new figures released by the Department of Labor, the trucking industry has added truck driver jobs for the third straight month.

Combined with strong gains in April, payroll employment in trucking is up 8,800 jobs since March, according to preliminary BLS numbers.

The figures were released on June and point to a great recovery. Payroll employment was up 1,000 over May, revised.

The industry is still recovering from being hard-hit in the last half of 2009. The number of trucking jobs was down 24,000, or 1.9 percent, in June compared to June 2009.