Afternoon Coffee: Hiring Grows in Transportation & Logistics Industry, Consumer Spending Unchanged in November Kaitlyn McAvoy - December 7, 2015 12:36 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News Hiring in the transportation and logistics industry improved in November, with companies adding 6,4000 jobs. A total of 2,300 trucking jobs, specifically, were added during the month, a reversal of the drop in trucking jobs seen in October. U.S. daily consumer spending averaged $92 in November, Gallup reported today. This is the same average from October, though Gallup noticed spending did spike the final days of November and specifically on Black Friday. Rail car volumes fell 10.4% in November compared to a year earlier, the Association of American Railroads recently reported. The amount of coal shipped by rail was down 17.6%. Container volumes at West Coast ports during October was fairly flat, though East Coast port traffic increased 12% compared to last year. JOC.com reported major retailers are sending holiday merchandise mostly through East Coast ports this year. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.