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Truckers Seek New Routes Into ‘Last Mile’

More big trucking companies are looking to cash in on home delivery of bulky items as consumers grow more comfortable shopping online for furniture and other goods too big for conventional parcel networks.

E-commerce is creating more big, bulky orders, but home delivery also brings oversize transportation and logistics costs.
wsj.com

Trucking Industry Posts Big Job Gains in March

March was a busy hiring month for trucking, as the industry added 6,700 jobs and transportation and logistics companies added 9,800 positions, according to the U.S. Labor Department monthly jobs report.

For the first quarter of 2018, the trucking industry has created 18,500 new jobs, the strongest job growth for trucking in six years. In March, for-hire trucking employment stood at nearly 1.48 million, up 23,000 jobs compared to the same period in 2017.

March was a busy hiring month for trucking, as the industry added 6,700 jobs and transportation and logistics companies added 9,800 positions, according to the U.S. Labor Department monthly jobs report.
ttnews.com