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Transportation Industry Overview


More than 8.6 million Americans work in transportation jobs, including more than 3 million truck drivers who move raw materials and finished goods around the nation. Long-haul truck driver is the most common job in transportation. Tractor-trailer drivers work in tandem with route planners, traffic dispatchers and traffic managers. Delivery truck drivers distribute cargo in a limited area.

Transportation Job Types


Long-haul truck drivers transport goods between cities and states, typically in trucks weighing more than 26,000 pounds. Self-employed tractor-trailer drivers are called owner-operators.

Delivery truck drivers and driver/sales workers deliver merchandise to stores or customers’ homes typically in one region or urban area. They drive trucks of 26,000 pounds or less.

Traffic dispatchers organize where truck drivers go. They stay in touch with the drivers, give them assignments, share traffic information and maintain tracking logs.

Traffic managers analyze data, work with vendors and set policies to help their companies efficiently deliver goods and maximize profits.

Transportation Education and Certifications


To get a delivery truck driver job or driver/sales job, you’ll need a high school diploma or GED, plus on-the-job training. To advance and find transportation job opportunities as a long-haul tractor-trailer driver, you’ll need a few years of related driving experience as well.

Pursuing a transportation career as a traffic manager requires a bachelor’s degree, but some companies will hire someone with an associate’s degree and several years of experience.

States have special license requirements or tests for truck drivers whose jobs involve hazardous material, tankers, and double- or triple-trailer trucks.

Transportation Job Market


Transportation employment for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers is expected to increase 21 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average occupation, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Light truck/delivery truck driver employment will increase 15 percent during that period, about average for all occupations, while driver/sales worker jobs will grow 10 percent, the BLS reports.

Transportation Salaries


The median salary for heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers was $37,930 in May 2011, according to the BLS. Dispatchers earned median salaries of $35,200. Light truck and delivery services drivers earned a median of $29,080. Driver/sales workers made $22,770.
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Manpower is currently hiring an Inventory Clerk for a large package handling client in Sylmar, CA! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties include auditing high value claim shippers, locating high value packages in the center or hub and ensuring proper handling. Contact destination hubs or centers to notify them of the status of high value packages. Additional duties may include performing loss preventi...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Co...
Employment Requirements: Bilingual English/Japanese (speak, read and write) PC skills and basic office work skills are necessary Must be able to work in warehouse Flexible for working hours and days Duties: Handle import export operation and customer service, warehousing, and other logistics tasks...
Our Client, a multi-billion dollar manufacturer of engineered capital equipment is seeking a Supply Chain Manager (North American Operations). This is a very hands-on role and will be more tactical than strategic at least for the near future. You would be dealing with mechanically driven product purchasing (castings, forgings, valves, steel, motors, etc). Candidates must have similar equipment pu...
Manpower is currently hiring an Inventory Clerk for a large package handling client in Chelmsford, MA! Job Responsibilities: Responsible for auditing, counting, recording, verifying information and scanning packages to assist in Hub Operations. Operate control panel or belt diverters to maintain proper package distribution. Duties also may include typing, data entry, distributing mail, filing ...
Company Description Founded in 1972, Compex Legal Services, Inc. is an industry leader in litigation support services to law firms and insurance carriers. Having pioneered a number of advances in the industry, our product lines include record retrieval, court reporting, and on-line document management. At Compex, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality service and value to each client...
Logistics Coordinator Unique opportunity to manage freight shipments to and from Costco and Traeger Store locations. Additionally, this position provides backup support for multiple other responsibilities in the logistics department for a rapidly growing retail brand. Reporting to the Logistics Supervisor, the Logistics Coordinator will be accountable for transportation management and improved cu...
Rapidly growing nutritional supplement company is seeking a self-motivated and detail oriented Raw Materials Buyer. The ideal candidate will have industry experience, be well organized, flexible, enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment, demonstrate a positive attitude, and excellent communication skills. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Purchasing of all raw materials on a...
Accurately processes all customer and replenishment orders in a manner to ensure safety, quality and performance goals are met on a daily basis. Pull raw material request orders for delivery to specified work centers in production and properly scan in RF device; supply required consumables to production areas and handle disposal of some waste from the production floor, i.e. bad pallets, recyclabl...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to get home o...
WAXIE Sanitary Supply has an immediate opening for a Night Warehouse Worker at our Denver division located in Aurora, CO. WAXIE Sanitary Supply is the largest privately-held distributor of sanitary supplies and equipment in the United States. A dynamic and progressive company, WAXIE's reputation as a leader in the sanitary supply industry is attributed to its comprehensive inventory and world-cla...
Description: Honey Bucket is currently seeking energetic, loyal, hard working people to service, deliver and pick up Honey Bucket portable restrooms in the Bay Area and surrounding areas. We are a proven industry leader who recently expanded our Pacific Northwest based business operations to California. This is a full time position with great benefits in a stable, successful environment. We valu...
Join Con-way Freight for the respect you deserve on day one and career opportunities moving forward. At Con-way Freight, our rewarding culture is built on teamwork and respect. Safety is our #1 core value, so we maintain a fleet which includes new Freightliner®Cascadia® tractors with state-of-the-art technology. Each is equipped with Drive Safe Systems™ (DSS) which alerts drivers to potential saf...
Warehouse Worker Our company was established in 1972 as a supplier to the insulation, roofing and siding industries. We are a wholly owned independent subsidiary of an international company which operates worldwide supplying millions of square metres of waterproofing, roofing and insulation systems around the world and employs more than 4600 employees world wide. We are currently seeking an expe...
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION The Logistics and Supply Chain Manager manages the procurement of tracking of material orders and local vendor management. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · Manage asset reporting of client owned material to management · Collaborate with staff to ensure BOMs are being processed to be in market and blend with client owned materials · Manage requests to ensure materials are deli...
Andy Lewis Heating and Air Conditioning is anHVAC Company that works with the leading builders in the Charlotte Metro area. Established in 1994, Andy Lewis Heating and Air Conditioning employs more than 70 employees and does more than ten million dollars in salesannually. Andy Lewis Heating and Air Conditioning is seeking an HVAC Warehouse Manager. In this position you will provide positive leade...
The Warehouse Associate will perform a variety of duties in the warehouse including maintaining shelves, receiving, ordering supplies for shipping, pulling and preparing parts for shipping. In addition, encouraging others to discover, develop and apply their talents enabling them to reach their full potential. Actively engages in our Lean journey by building and acting on continuous improvement an...
Looking for a dynamic person to fill our Shipping Assistant (Clerk) position. HLCC is the International Leader in Hair Loss and Cosmetic Products, with over 175 affiliated clinics in 30 countries. HLCC offers excellent compensation and growth opportunities. We work in a lively, fun, friendly, and family oriented environment. This is a great opportunity to work for one of the fastest growing comp...
GENERAL LABOR - WAREHOUSE $10/hr * Working in a warehouse environment * Loading and unloading trucks and shipments * Unpacking shipments and preparing for processing * Quality check of merchandise and packaging for shipment * Maintain clean work environment * Must wear steel toe shoes/boots Monday- Thursday 6am-4:30pm Criminal background check and drug screening High School Diploma or GED...
OTR (over-the-road) Driver with a class A CDL license wanted for a growing family owned company. Requires a minimum of 2 years experience driving tractor trailers with clean driving record. -Immediate openings -Competitive Pay -Per diem allowance -Driver referral bonus -home every week Please apply in person....

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