October 7, 2016 - Industry News
Trucking employment in the U.S. slipped in September despite overall non-farm job growth moving higher for the 72nd straight month, according to a new Labor Department report. But other reports indicate manufacturing is regaining some steam, fueling speculation over an interest rate hike.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Employment, Federal Reserve
September 2, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. economy continued adding more jobs in August but at a slightly slower pace, leading to expectations the Federal Reserve will punt on a possible interest rate hike later this month. A separate report shows factory orders rebounded in the biggest gain in nine months.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Durable Goods, Factory Orders, Employment, Federal Reserve, Factory Shipments
August 31, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. private sector employers reported another month of strong job gains on Wednesday, two days ahead of a government report. With increases in consumer confidence, personal spending and wages, it adds up to talk of a hike in interest rates as soon as September.
Tags: Economy, Interest Rates, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Consumer Spending, Employment, Federal Reserve
August 5, 2016 - Industry News
Both trucking and the wider economy added jobs in July, according to new Commerce Department figures, while separate reports show the U.S. trade deficit grew in June to a one-year high and new factory orders fell again.
Tags: Economy, GDP, Unemployment, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments, Gross Domestic Product
July 8, 2016 - Industry News
While U.S. non-farm payrolls swelled by 287,000 jobs in June, the most since October, the number of trucking jobs fell for the fifth straight month, according to a new U.S. Labor Department report.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Employment
June 14, 2016 - Industry News
U.S. retail sales rose a stronger-than-expected 0.5% in May from the month before, building on a strong April gain, which could lead to better expectations of overall second quarter economic growth.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Employment
June 9, 2016 - Industry News
OSHA is ordering NFI Interactive Logistics to reinstate and pay upwards of $276,000 to a driver who was fired after refusing to violate hours of service regulations to complete a delivery.
Tags: driver safety, OSHA, HOS, Employment
May 19, 2016 - Industry News
OSHA has ordered tank trailer company Polar Service Centers to reinstate and pay $190,547 in back wages and damages to a fired safety manager who voiced safety concerns about a customer.
Tags: OSHA, Fleet Safety, Employment, Bulk Tank Trailers
May 9, 2016 - Industry News
The California Labor Commissioner’s Office is accepting applications for an amnesty program that will allow carriers to reclassify drivers as employees and avoid liability for misclassifying them as independent contractors.
Tags: Ports, Port Trucking, Employment, Independent Contractors, Drivers, California
May 4, 2016 - Industry News
HDA Truck Pride has partnered with the Auto Care Association to support an industry job board with available positions and resumes of qualified candidates in the auto care industry.
Tags: Recruiting, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians, Employment
April 1, 2016 - Industry News
The number of jobs added in March grew by another healthy pace, but not in trucking, while the nation’s manufacturing sector ended months of declining factory activity and overall construction fell slightly in February, according to the latest economic reports released Friday.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Construction Spending, Employment
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from February to March, according to the latest National Employment Report from payroll processor ADP, while the mood of consumers has improved, with spending and incomes seeing modest gains.
Tags: Consumer Confidence, Employment, Personal Income, Personal Spending
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
Gains in total U.S. employment remain strong, with a new report showing non-farm payrolls increased in February from the month before. A renowned economist said this week the U.S. economic picture is one of the brightest on the world’s economic stage.
March 2, 2016 - Industry News
Employment in the private sector jumped again in February, mainly led by the service industry, while recent weakness in manufacturing translated into a loss of jobs.
February 5, 2016 - Industry News
While some recent reports have raised questions about the health of the nation’s economy, the latest one shows unemployment has fallen to its lowest level in eight years.
February 4, 2016 - Industry News
Orders and shipments of factory-made goods were down in a report out Thursday, but earlier reports based on more recent activity indicates conditions may be on the verge of brightening.
Tags: Economy, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
January 8, 2016 - Industry News
Job creation in the U.S. surged in the final month of 2015, per a Labor Department report released Friday, as for-hire trucking employment hit a new record level.
January 6, 2016 - Industry News
Shipments of manufactured goods in the U.S. increased slightly in November, according to a new and full government report, while new orders posted its third decline in the last four months.
Tags: Economy, Durable Goods, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Non-Manufacturing, Employment, Factory Shipments
December 10, 2015 - Industry News
The huge fleet says it is increasing its workforce and expanding its corporate headquarters in Lowell, Ark.
Tags: Arkansas, J.B. Hunt, Employment
December 4, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. economy continued adding jobs in November as trucking employment turned around from the month before, while a separate report on manufacturing was only somewhat positive for the industry.
Tags: Economy, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
November 13, 2015 - Industry News
While a recent good unemployment report led some to speculate the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at year-end, new numbers released Friday remind us there's more to the equation.
Tags: Economy, Retail Sales, Unemployment, Consumer Confidence, Wholesale Prices, Employment, Producer Prices
October 2, 2015 - Industry News
Despite a booming construction sector, the latest reports on jobs and manufacturing have some concerned that the U.S. economy is losing some of its steam.
Tags: Economy, Construction Industry, Unemployment, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Construction Spending, Employment, Factory Shipments
September 30, 2015 - Industry News
Private sector employment increased by 200,000 jobs from August to September, according to a new report from the payroll processor ADP, but manufacturing lost jobs.
Tags: Economy, Employment
September 4, 2015 - Industry News
August employment numbers show a 700-job gain for the trucking industry, while unemployment dropped to its lowest level since April 2008.
September 2, 2015 - Industry News
The employment picture in the U.S. continues to improve but the manufacturing sector is fighting to show better signs of life.
Tags: Economy, Manufacturing, Factory Orders, Employment, Factory Shipments
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