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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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Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington! Pilkington North America (PNA) is the premier supplier of high quality glass for the building and automotive industries worldwide. Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR) division seeks an experienced Operations Manager for the OEM Service Parts and Value Add/Specialty Transportation divis...
Pennoni Associates is seeking a mid-level engineer to join the Transportation Division in either our Pittsburgh, PA office or our Uniontown, PA office. The ideal candidate would be working with senior engineering staff on a wide variety of oil and gas related projects, PennDOT projects and others. Initial duties may include performing/leading workload efforts with road monitoring, performing video...
Business development efforts focused in the Transportation market. Sales and marketing of transportation construction management and inspection services in the tri-state area (PA, NJ, DE) as well as quality assurance bridge fabrication inspection services nationally. Duties will include identifying and developing opportunities and leads; preparing proposals; developing project teams; presentations...
Description Intelligence. Creativity. Innovation. These are the things you'll find at DISH Network, the pioneer in television entertainment. We offer individualized career paths for driven, talented individuals who are ready to be rewarded and recognized. Supporting over 150 In-Home Services (IHS) offices across the country, the IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated emp...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels and ...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Senior Logistics/Procurement Specialist. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: Provide technical and administrative direction for personnel performing logistics automation functions, and performing supply mana...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels and ...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently recruiting for a Buyer position in our Clearfield, UT location. NOTE: This is a temporary project-lev...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within paramete...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Support NRC’s 24/7/365 operations on emergency response, land service and maritime contracts or projects. Execution of fieldwork encompassed in marine services, industrial cleaning, UST removal, waste packaging and disposal, site demolition, emergency spill response and site cleanup projects while under no supervision. Execution of advanced skills in work associated with one or more of the skill...
Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in receiving cargo Ensures shipping, receiving, storage, and distribution are performed in an efficient manner Takes precautions to protect warehouse contents against loss. Customer service Assist Warehouse Manager to ensure smooth warehouse operations Job Requirements: At least 2-years experience in a warehouse atmosphere Abilty to m...

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