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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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The Wasserstrom Company is one of the top Food Service Equipment and Supply Distributors in the nation. Established in 1902, we are a family owned company with our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. We currently have an opportunity available for a Purchasing Cost Specialist in our Inventory Management Department. We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person. This position is responsible f...
Position Summary ABM a leading provider of integrated facility services is currently taking applications for Bakery Warehouse Shipper/Loader(s) in Stockton, CA Bread Baking Facility. Our client is the leading producer of breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes and pastries, which are distributed fresh to foodservice and retail customers in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest, as well as select m...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – North Bergen, NJ $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. W...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – Plainfield, IN $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We ...
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers! We need you.​​.​​.​​ and so do the children! - Fully licensed school bus drivers must have transported children in the last 12 months - No experience needed Initial Basic Requirements: - Be at least 21 years of age - Have a valid driver's license - Be able to pass a background investigation and drug test - Anoka - Arlington - Brooklyn Park - Champlin - Mi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: West Deptford, NJ Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Resp...
Grainger a Fortune 500 company and a perennial member of Fortune magazine's Most Admired Companies list is Now Hiring Distribution Center Supervisor(s) in Robbinsville, NJ! **RESUME IS REQUIRED TO BE CONSIDERED** This is a great opportunity to lead a growing team in a high volume, order fulfillment, multi-shift distribution center and to make a significant impact. Under the close direction of th...
Company Confidential Chicago, IL, 60606
The OTR Driver will be responsible for transporting product from the home distribution center to other locations, primarily NJ to Chicago/Chicago to NJ on a consistent schedule with minimal over nights. Duties and Responsibilities The OTR Driver will perform all or some of the following duties & responsibilities: Perform a pre & post truck inspection prior to moving the equipment to ensure safe...
City: Tigard State: Oregon Postal/Zip Code: 97223 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions a...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Sumner, WA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible...
Transport Essential Functions Brief Job Description: The position you are applying for (Transport) requires you to drive a semi tractor trailer and to unload your trailer to stock small rural warehouses and/or local/rural retailers. You will be required to unload a minimum of 215 cases per hour by hand. Most warehouses load through the man door not at docks. This unload requires a manual roller...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Tracy, CA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible ...
Straight Truck Driver - Location: Kansas City, MO Part-Time Plus, with benefits. Driving on daily trips (3rd Shift), 4-5 days/week, 25-30 hours per week within the two state area to transport and deliver medical and surgical products to customer locations, driving a straight truck. Will load or assist in loading and unloading trucks at origin and destination, and assist with picking, wrapping, an...
Manpower Fremont is currently seeking a Shipping & Receiving Clerk. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Perform shipping and receiving duties. • Support the shipment of goods produced and the received goods and supplies to be used in or to aid in the production/storage of goods destined for sale to our customer base. • Responsible to make arrangements for pick-up by the carrier specified ...
Job Description: Terrific opportunity for a Box Truck Delivery Driver. This is a direct hire opportunity! Hours are Monday - Friday, 7am - 4pm Occasional overtime may be required 1st year's base salary is $27,500 Freight pick up location is Trenton, NJ. Delivery areas are mostly in Mercer County, NJ and Bucks County, PA We are seeking a candidate with at least 1 year of experience driving Bo...
Company Confidential Doylestown, PA, 18901
TRUCK DRIVER Class A CDL. 10 yrs. exp. min. Driving tri-axle & lowboy. Fax 215-489-0940....
SEVERSON Oil Company is hiring DELIVERY DRIVERS, full or part-time. Join our team and enjoy benefits including health insurance, vacation, holidays, paid time off, cafeteria plan. Pick up application or send resume to 508 Louisa St. Winona MN 55987; 507-452-4743. EOE....
Company Confidential Jamestown, NC, 27282
Regional Manager: North Carolina based carrier is seeking an experienced regional manager to fill a position with a possible career tract to General Manager, Vice President or President. The successful candidate will have an least 10 years of experience in the trucking industry with strong knowledge of equipment, mobile communications and Microsoft Office. Experience with McLeod Software Loa...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Gainesville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respon...

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