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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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JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Uses a Radio Frequency Device to accurately pull products from stock for customer orders as pick slips are printed. Packs and prepares products to be shipped using the most economical and safe method of packing available. · Accurately compares products to pick slips to ensure proper filling of orders (i.e., product size, strength, dating and unit of sale, quantit...
SUMMARY The Warehouse Associate will perform a variety of routine shipping, receiving, and housekeeping tasks. Shipping tasks include parts pulling, packaging, and shipment of orders. Receiving tasks include loading and unloading truck shipments and stocking the warehouse shelves. Shipping: o Prepare orders for shipment in accordance with the pull ticket and customer requirements o Check inventory...
We currently have an exciting opportunity for an Accounting/Purchasing Agent in Redford, MI! RESPONSIBILITIES: Good Receipts for Services Tracking status of Good Receipts Assist Accounts Payable in resolution of Vendor Issues REQUIREMENTS: Complete knowledge of SAP Procurement process with heavy emphasis on Goods Receipt Process (including impact of entering Good Receipts on Financial Statements)...
We are currently seeking a Safety & Training Supervisor with experience working in the ground transportation industry for our Roselle, NJCustomer Service Center. This position will report to the General Manager. Safety and Training Supervisors are responsible for selecting and training qualified School Bus Drivers /Monitors according to state and company guidelines; providing ongoing training and...
Basin Electric has an opening for: Pilot III Job Description This position is responsible to pilot the Cessna 208 "Caravan" for scheduled flights and low level flight operations; and pilot the Cooperative's two Cessna Citation 560 "Encore" aircraft. Required Skills This position requires continuous use of keyboard/computer; frequent sitting, standing, walking, and use of foot controls; and occasio...
The Senior Analyst Materials and Planning manages and controls the inventory for one or more major products. The incumbent maintains an accurate statistical forecast of inventory requirements. Analyzes, adjusts and manages exceptions such as phase in/out products, lot set-asides and low stock situations. Develops inventory reduction strategies and service level improvement initiatives, minimizes s...
Choptank Transport—Your Career Choice Made Simple Logistics Coordinator Choptank’s Operations Team is looking for a Logistics Coordinator to work at our Nashville,TN office. We want someone who is competitive in nature and a true, seasoned sales professional. Sound like you? Keep reading. What you can expect Locate Carriers! We sell logistics solutions to our clients. It’s your job to locate and c...
Company Confidential Sparta, WI, 54656
Experienced CDL driver for front load refuse and recycling collection route on Fort McCoy. Must have clean driving record, CDL Class B license and ability to pass background check for access to military installations. Responsible to supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in refuse collection and transport to disposal sites; including route scheduling, trucks maintenance and drive c...
Role and Responsibilities o Manage Inventory and the procurement of inventory, non-inventory, and special order items. o Develop vendor and customer relationships as well as supporting inside and outside sales staff. o Reconcile Inventory variances by identifying root cause. Document and take corrective actions to ensure future inventory accuracy based on root cause variances. o Oversee and ensure...
. A Buyer in Northern NJ is avaialble via Adecco Engineering and Technology in Northern NJ. This position is a long-term temporary job opportunity. You will be responsible for obtaining basic goods and services at the lowest total cost with focus on total value. You will assist other departments in supplier selection, defining product specifications and ordering practices that reflect the best int...
Truck Driver/Warehouse Worker Pearland, TX (Houston Area) Steel distribution center seeking experienced local Truck driver. Must have valid CDL A or B( Truck is less than 26,001 Gross weight) Must have clean driving record and able to pass DOT physical. Experience with flatbed truck hauling. Pipe and heavy steel industry experience helpful. Experience operating forklifts Should be familiar with th...
Job Description Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is currently seeking an experienced Warehouse Worker. RESPONSIBILITIES Pick, sort, check then pack parts orders. When assigned perform Federal Express returns to locations or ship orders using UPS or FEDEX manifesting system. Other duties will involve semi-annual inventory. Use of SAP and hand held scanner strongly desired. Audit probl...
Local company seeking professional, customer service oriented drivers for local and regional runs. 1st and 2nd shift. Home nightly. Loading and unloading trucks is required and must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. Experience preferred. Qualified candidates require clean MVR, ability to pass DOT physical, drug test and background check. Please forward resume to ***** ....
Industries for the Blind, Inc. Job Description POSITION: Warehouse Associate / Delivery Driver REPORTS TO: Store Manager JOB SUMMARY: Receive, Process, Stock and Deliver Store Merchandise POSITION OBJECTIVES: Receive product shipped by vendors/distributors,Fill customer backorders, update order status, stock product shelves,and deliver merchandise to customers. Essential Duties and Responsibilitie...
Company Confidential Salisbury, NC, 28146
*LOCAL/REGIONAL* *Major High-End Fashion Retailer in Salisbury, NC* Deliver store trailers (drop & hook) in Southeast US, Kentucky, Ohio. Make vendor pickups (90% drop & hook) on backhaul. Operate doubles using converter dolly. Applicants must have CDL with doubles endorsement, although actual doubles experience is NOT required. Must have min. 2 yrs OTR experience, clean criminal background and cl...
Oversee the import/export processes for all company locations and ensures compliance with U.S. and foreign governments and regulations. · Analysis, development and implementation of internal and external security controls to ensure compliance with federal and foreign regulations. Conduct periodic export and import compliance audits and implement any necessary corrective actions. · Performs analysi...
Login Logistics is an International Freight Forwarder / Logistics company with base in Charlotte, NC and also offices in Los Angeles, Asheville and El Paso. We currently have some openings for individuals with experience handling Import Freight, be it ocean or air freight, who is familiar with Asia and the inner-workings of freight forwarding. Your duties and responsibilities will include, but not...
Are you looking for a fast-paced and challenging career with opportunity for advancement? If so, Questliner, Inc., a dynamic and progressive national chemical-grade transportation company, is seeking a full-time Fleet Manager at our terminal in Channelview, TX. Questliner, a valued edition to the McCoy Group, which, ranks among the largest carriers in the trucking industry with revenues totaling o...
Serco Inc. (Serco) is the Americas division of Serco Group, plc, one of the world’s leading and most admired service companies. Serco serves Federal, state and local governments, along with the Canadian government and commercial customers. We help our customers deliver vital services more efficiently, while increasing the satisfaction of their end customers. Headquartered in Reston, VA, Serco has...
Serco Inc. is a leading provider of professional, technology and management services focused on the federal government. We advise, design, integrate and deliver solutions that transform how clients achieve their missions. Our customer-first approach, robust portfolio of services and global experience enable us to respond with solutions that achieve outcomes with value. Headquartered in Reston, VA,...
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