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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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Exciting opportunity with a Fortune 500 client in Largo, FL Buyer I Responsible for making, managing, and executing buying decision in order to ensure uninterrupted raw material flow. Candidate is required to coordinate project availability information externally and internally and ensure that all deliverable dates are met in order to reach facility service-level and production goals. - Make bu...
Job Description CDL-B DRIVER OPPORTUNITY in NORTH LIMA, OH. AVG. $150.00 PER RUN / AVG. 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / AVG. $750 PER WEEK / LOCAL / HOME DAILY GOOD STEADY WEEKLY PAYCHECK / GOOD EQUIPMENT Local Hands on Position delivering OH, WV, PA, requiring secure handling and scanning of freight. Start Times average 4am-7:30am depending upon route. Average route is between 6-8 hrs, and average pay i...
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Trading Assistant US Commodities is seeking a Trading Assistant with excellent communication skills, exceptional attention to detail and a strong work ethic to support commodity trading transactions in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. AgMotion is the parent company of US Commodities and was named by Minnesota Business Magazine in 2013 and 2014 as one of the Top 100 Best Places to Work ...
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Job Description LOCAL CDL-A DRIVER / GOOD STEADY CAREER OPPORTUNITY $17.00 PER HOUR + STEADY OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS MONDAY thru FRIDAY / NIGHT SHIFT / HOME DAILY GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / NO TOUCH FREIGHT LOCAL DELIVERIES, MON-FRI, APPROX 1800-0400 AND NEED TO BE AVAILABLE 1 DAY EVERY OTHER WEEKEND. APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are...
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Job Description REGIONAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES / LOS ANGELES AREA $$$$500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS $$$$ $800 to $1,300 PER WEEK + BENEFITS / HOME EVERY WEEK GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / DEDICATED RUNS 11 WESTERN STATES / GREAT OPPORTUNITY WITH A GREAT COMPANY APPLY NOW or CALL 562-864-8779 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … T...
Job Description NOW HIRING in OKLAHOMA CITY * CDL Not Required Help Wanted: * Warehouse work * Forklift * Shipping & Receiving * General labor $Great Pay - Steady Work Must Pass Background Check and Drug Screen. Call 405-787-8939 for More Information (The OnLine Application Below Is Only for CDLTruck Driver Jobs - Please Call Regarding this Non-Driving Job Opportunity) Join the TransFo...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in HAYWARD, CA * $22.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5-6 Day Work Week - 1st Shift * Must Be Able To Lift, Push and Pull Over 50lbs * Driver Will Be Required To Use A Manuel Pallet Jack & Hand Truck * Must Have Food Delivery Experience * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment - Great Pay APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION ...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in DORAL, FL * $15.50 Per Hour + Overtime After 40 Hours + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - Day Shift * Must be willing and able to unload pallet one box at a time onto conveyor belts at the stores * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW OR CALL 813-514-0883 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. J...
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Job Description 3 NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN SWEDESBORO, NJ LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY *18.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY AFTER 40 HOURS & BENEFITS * HOME DAILY - MAY HAVE ONE PAID LAYOVER * 5 DAY WORK WEEK - 1ST SHIFT * MUST BE ABLE TO LOAD & UNLOAD AND GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE * MUST HAVE FOOD HANDLING EXPERIENCE & DRIVER A MANUAL TRANSMISSION TRUCK * GOOD STEADY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT LOC...
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