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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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Drivers – Flatbed & Dry Box New Mileage Rate Increase for Flatbed Drivers Only! $1,000 Sign-on Bonus · Consistent Lanes · Quality Home Time · Great Benefits Company Info Since our founding in 1955, Fraley and Schilling, Inc. has grown steadily each year and we are proud to be one of the premier trucking companies located in southeast Indiana with facilities throughout the eastern half of th...
Requisition ID 10733BR Job Title Commercial Driver Division 4859: AWS - San Antonio Location 48255: San Antonio-4542 Se Loop 410 City San Antonio State TX Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Commercial Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for cus...
Requisition ID 8895BR Job Title Residential Driver Division 4840: AWS - Nashville Location 47215: Nashville - 621 Hill Ave City Nashville State TN Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers ...
Requisition ID 10188BR Job Title Residential Driver Division 4852: AWS - Houston Location 48217: Conroe-149 Industrial Ct City Conroe State TX Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who ...
Requisition ID 9104BR Job Title Roll Off Driver Class B CDL Division 4802: AWS - Birmingham Location 01207: Birmingham-3950 50Th St SW City Birmingham State AL Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Roll Off Driver Class B CDL is responsible for safely operating a heavy commercial truck to provide prompt and courteous delivery and removal of large containers. T...
Warehouse Management Trainee Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uli...
Warehouse Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...
Warehouse Management Trainee Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uli...
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80204
We are now accepting applications for a customer oriented, quick learner to join our team as a full-time Route Manager for our Denver, CO branch. These are some of the things you will do in this job: Produce weekly reports for routing drivers. Analyze, review reports to determine routes assigned to drivers according to business necessity. Maintain report of daily activity of drivers and the su...
Warehouse Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Safety Director Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking for...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Vice President of Distribution Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate abou...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Vice President of Distribution Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline, we're energetic and passionate abou...
Distribution Manager Location: NYC / Phila Branch in Breinigsville, PA (north of Philadelphia) Up to $100,000 per year, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Superior customer service, incredible dependability and a name you know and trust. As the leading shipping supply distributor in North America, Uline has far exceeded customer expectations for over 30 years. Today, our e...

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