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Transportation Employment Information


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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Position Summary: Warehouse/Receiving Manager is a key position on the Operations team. This hands on position coordinates daily receiving activities and provides work direction to Distribution Center Associates while receiving inventory. The Warehouse Manager is a proven leader who is responsible for the implementation and execution of company processes and procedures. The Warehouse Manager succ...
JBT Airport Services is an industry leading, dedicated provider of Maintenance Services to Airports and Airlines throughout North America. Our maintenance services cover the full range of service from 24 hour, 7 day per week on-site service and emergency call out, to periodic maintenance of equipment based on technical visits quarterly, semi-annually, and/or annually with supplementary emergency s...
*Operational Summary:* Drivers will work approximately 5 and ½ days per week. The Dedicated Runs Start in Edgerton, WI and deliver to various locations in WI, KY, IN, SD, IA, MN, and OH. The account has a combination of Local and Regional runs. This is a Reefer Account which involves Driver Assists and Backhauls. Driver Home Locations: Edgerton, WI - WITIN 40 MILE RADUIS *Company Driver Pay:* ...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous dri...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous dri...
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...
Omega GTI is an independent distributor of electronic components based in San Jose, CA. Here is our website: www.omegagti.com We currently have 2 open entry level part time positions - Purchasing admins. Looking for someone whos organized, detail oriented, can handle well under pressure with sales experience too. Perfect for someone still in college, close to graduating or just graduated. Thanks!...
A new food production start up is seeking to fill a position of Entry Level Purchasing Clerk/Maintenance Inventory Controller in a dynamic fast paced environment. The successful candidate must: · Be able to perform stock take tasks; start and maintain an accurate inventory for ALL the parts and tools in the plant. · Be able to follow instructions for purchasing accurately, and adhere to the pre...
Manpower is currently hiring a Feeder Associate for one of our clients in Uniondale, NY! Duties may include assigning trailers to drivers and inputting information into system, inputting time cards, checking trailer and volume forecasts and maintaining reports and databases for daily operation. Hours: Sunday 9:00AM-10:00PM, Monday - Friday 10:00PM-4:00AM Pay Rate: $16.50 per hour Length of Con...
Company Confidential Greenwood, MO
Very stable (in business since 2005), growth-oriented, customer-focused leading trucking company of industry-leading brand productshas an opportunity for CDL, Class A drivers. If you have a minimum of one (1) year recent, verifiable CDL experience, are a self-starter, have a professional attitude and appearance, and possess attention to detail, you may qualify for this opportunity. Essential Qual...
General Labor, Forklift Operator, Sit down Forklift Operator, Loaders, Unloaders – Booming Logistics Company seeks 40 General Laborers with Sit Down Forklift Operating experience to load and unload product in their distribution warehouses in Morris and Joliet, IL. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $12 to $14 an hour, based on your shift and experience. Overtime is av...
Johnstone Supply, Inc., a national leading wholesaler of HVACR parts, equipment and tools has a Distribution Center in the Joliet, Illinois area. We are seeking qualified Material Handler candidates. Our Joliet facility, approximately 236,000 square feet, is a fast paced operation that provides high level quality service to our Midwest membership base. Responsibilities include: Fills store order...
Position delivers products to stores on an established route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, etc. (average of 15-20 stops per day). Drives the delivery vehicle to a location, unloads and brings products into the store. Is responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of products on store shelves, displays, vending equipmen...
Position fills in for delivery drivers who are not available for their shifts (due to vacation, illness, etc.). Routes for the relief driver typically change day to day. Position delivers products to stores on an established or contingency route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, across a wide variety of weather conditions. D...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Evaluating company's inventory process and make recommendations for improvement. Will be defining and setting up systems to manage inventory and put the controls into place. Manufacturing experience is a must. Electronics industry is preferred but not required. Bachelor's Degree preferred. Manpower is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)...
The Suddath Companies, a multifaceted group of companies that specialize in worldwide corporate employee relocations, household moving, warehouse and logistics management and specialized transportation services, is searching for a Warehouse Manager to join our team! Please visit our website at www.suddathrelocation.comto learn more about our organization. We are looking to identify a Warehouse M...
DistTech -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life DistTech, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in Chicago, Illinois $5000 Sign On Bonus!!!! Company Driver Dedicated Account Can Be Out 2-3 Weeks At A Time $27/Hour With a 60 Hour Minimum Guarantee Per Week Class A-CDL + Tank Endorsement Assigned Tractor DistTech...
Position Summary: Responsible for sales of milk products to retail stores, driving truck over established route to deliver and sell products or render services by performing the following duties. Role Responsibilities: Safely loads and unloads products onto route delivery truck. Drives truck over established route to deliver and sell such items as milk, dairy products, flavored drinks, etc. Wr...
SHIFT: Most routes deliver locally and are home everyday. However, there are a couple routes that stay overnight once or twice a week. Shifts can vary in start times from midnight up to 4:00 a.m. in the morning and subject to changed based on business needs. We offer a competitive wage with a very generous benefit package, a pension plan fully paid by the employer, vacation and holiday pay. JOB ...

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