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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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LOOKING FOR A COMPANY THAT VALUES YOUR SKILLS? A job with AT&T as a Dispatcher can provide you with exactly that! Take advantage of our paid training and wide range of career possibilities. AT&T offers a competitive salary and benefits that include medical, dental, paid vacation, and more! Our Dispatchers have extensive customer contact while using various systems to communicate with field technic...
Delivery Driver (Camillus/Syracuse) Description An Edible Arrangements driver is often the first, and sometimes only, employee a customer or recipient sees. As the face of Edible Arrangements, the driver is responsible for providing the highest level of excellent customer service while delivering orders accurately and in a timely manner. Accuracy and quality customer service help to make Edible Ar...
The Regional Safety Manager is responsible for the implementation, evaluation and improvement of the USA Truck, Inc. Safety, Compliance and Security Management System by focusing on the continuous improvement of collision/injury reduction, driver training, DOT compliance and CSA BASIC scores. The Manager will drive operational accountability to ensure driver and company compliance with all company...
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Openings for Class A and Class B CDL Drivers Operate a company vehicle making deliveries to our valued customers. You will be exposed to a variety of delivery conditions(dock, street, within buildings) in fulfilling customer requirements. Position requires no overnight stays. Candidate qualifications: * Excellent customer service and communication skills, along with a strong work ethic * Possess a...
DISTRIBUTION CENTER SENIOR TEAM LEAD (Senior Merchandise Coordinator, Zale Merchandise Return Processing Center) Zale Corporation is a leading specialty retailer of fine jewelry in North America, operating approximately 1,600 retail locations throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, as well as online. Zale Corporation’s family of brands includes Zales Jewelers, Zales Outlet, Gordon's...
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Hogan Mayflower Transfer and Storage is the oldest and most recognized moving company in the Indianapolis area. We are currently looking to hire Local, Regional, and Over the Road Drivers to begin working immediately. We are looking for drivers with Class A or B CDL's, Household Goods moving experience, and packing experience if possible. Customer service and a positive attitude are a must in this...
FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective small package shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery and convenient residential service. Our network safely and efficiently moves millions of packages each day utilizing some of the best technology in the industry. FedEx Ground Package Handlers load and unload sorted packages in a fast-paced environment and ensure that FedEx Ground co...
Warehouse Associate needed for a temp-perm opportunity for a client the Berkeley Heights area. This is for a smaller sized warehouse where this person would be in charge of cleaning/prepping instruments for shipment, unpacking returned instruments, pulling instruments for orders and running general errands around the warehouse. Must be a team player with the ability to work well and get along with...
Precision Castparts Corp. (“PCC”) is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. We have an immediate va...
Local Delivery Driver/Warehouse Position Job Label:Denver Driver/Warehouse Position AZ PARTSMASTER has a challenging opportunity for a highly motivated individual as a Warehouse/Driver employee at our Denver, Colorado branch. And best of all NO NIGHTS! NO WEEKENDS! Monday-Friday days only! AZ PARTSMASTER is a customer service oriented company that provides its employees with opportunities for prof...
The selected candidate will work in a fast paced environment assisting, defining, designing and implementing, end-to-end, hardware / software systems for mobile and emerging technologies including Connected Cars and eHealth. This includes initial product requirements definition, working with development teams to architect solutions, prototypes and scalable systems. This position will require excel...
Deputy Asst. Chief Planning & Estimating Location: Manhattan - Midtown Reference #: 79679 Grade: H Salary Range: Min: $79,470 / Mid: $99,338 / Max: $119,206 Application Deadline: August 12, 2014 Playing a vital role in the economy of New York State and Connecticut, Metro-North Railroad, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), is the busiest commuter railroad in the nation...
As a Customer Service, Senior Specialist (Bilingual)in this position you will manage external vendor or eCam - Enterprise Contractor, Acquisition and Management relationship and is responsible for the delivery of contracted performance management results. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Primarily responsible for managing ongoing audits to ensure targeted performance metric are accomplished, assess...
Responsible for development of Warehouse Supervisors through training on policy & procedures, education by assisting in problem resolution when required and leading by example. Create a cohesive organization by keeping lines of communication open and directs workforce to insure efficient workflow. Responsible for interview, hiring, review, discipline and termination process for warehouse personnel...
Adecco currently has a warehouse opening in the Montgomery area. We are seeking someone with Forklift experience, able to lift 50lbs. on a consistent basis throughtout the day. An upbeat attitude is a must. Job duties will include: 1)Lifting 50 pounds/case, unloading up to 2000 cases. 2)Shrink wrapping boxes on a pallet 3)Preparing for UPS shipments as well as truck shipments 4)Responsible for cal...
Shipping and Receiving Clerk Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking an experienced Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Casper, WY. for a long term temporary opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for Shipping and Receiving Clerk include but are not limited to: • Verifies accuracy of incoming freight, supplies and equipment • Load and u...
We are currently recruiting for a production technician for a client in Lebanon, PA. This is a full-time role with overtime available. Pallet jack or forklift experience is required for this role. You will expected to work on a filling line and operate a case picker. Hours for this position are 11:00am-9:30pm and the starting rate ranges from $11.70-$13.40. Other responsibilities include: -Work sa...
LIGHT INDUSTRIAL TITLE: Warehouse - Pick and Packer Description: A local leading organization is currently seeking experienced Warehouse Pickers or Picker Operators in Overland Park for a long-term temporary to hire opportunity. Pick and Pack positions require candidates to hand pick orders, ensure proper labeling, and transport products within a warehouse environment. If you meet the qualificatio...
Opening for a Full Time Driver: Duties will be split between working in a lumber yard and driving a delivery truck. This is an all-around position, applicant would be required to: CLD License is a plus - not required Able to operate a forklift Lift up to 50 pounds Have common sense Lumber knowledge helpful but not required This is a position with a great company, but does require hard work and phy...
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