Call them extreme commuters: Corporate trekkers..who hop a jet each week, call a hotel room or part-time apartment home and see their families on weekends. Or there’s the daily-grind version: Workers who hit the road before sunrise and spend almost as much time getting to and from the office — five days a week — as they spend behind their desks.

The number of Americans with marathon commutes is on the rise, particularly following a debilitating recession that has pummeled employment and the housing sector, a recent report on the nation’s “super commuting” trend finds.