Salaried employment in transport up significantly in November employment report
Trucking News and Briefs for Friday December 3, 2021:
Jobs report shows growth in transport
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics’ monthly employment report for November showed that around 50,000 salaried jobs were added during the month in its transportation and warehousing category, which includes truck transportation. Employment levels in this sector are about 210,000 higher than before the pandemic of February 2020.
In November, the most notable subcategories showing growth were couriers and couriers (+27,000) engaged in more local delivery, and warehousing and warehousing (+9,000).
Salaried employment, transport and warehousing, November 2001-November 2021
Overall, total non-farm payroll employment increased by 210,000 in November, the BLS said, and the unemployment rate fell 0.4% to 4.2%. In addition to transportation and warehousing, notable employment gains were recorded in professional and business services, construction and manufacturing. Retail trade employment declined during the month.
[Related: Strong freight, rates environment expected to last through 2022]
7 ELD suppliers now certified in the approved Canadian registry
As reported earlier in the year, the June compliance date of Canada’s electronic logging device mandate for carriers to be required to start using an approved ELD has come and gone without a single device listed in the national registry. machines. Earlier in the year, this prompted the Canadian Department of Transportation to slow down the application of the mandate. The country’s transport minister has announced plans to work with industry and others on the details of a “phase-in period” to begin with “education and awareness” exclusively.
To date, 7 vendors have a total of eight devices on the registry, having gone through the required third-party approval process. Among them were names well known in the US electronic journal market like Samsara, Trimble and its PeopleNet system and Pedigree Technologies, among others.
Samsara noted that its existing customers can now choose to activate mandate-specific ELD features at any time during the phase-in period.
[Related: What you need to know about the Canadian ELD mandate]
The Canadian government has indicated that its initial application period will last until at least June 2022, as more devices already in use are certified.
You can keep an eye on the Canadian ELD registry via this link.