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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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Join the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech Healthcare Inc. is seeking a dedicated Transfill Technician who wants to be part of a company that makes a difference in patients' lives. In this position you will be responsible for filling high-pressure oxygen tanks and operating relevant equipment. Job Responsibilities: Fills high-pressure oxygen tanks Mainta...
Wanted class A cdl Drivers Solo drivers make up to 50 cpm with experience based on performance We have recent Equipment I pas in every truck Drivers are home every weekend . Get a paycheck every Friday !!!! We are hiring in the following states and city's Cleveland,OH Hartford ,CT,Newark,NJ,Boston,MA,Los Angeles ,CA Requirements 2 years of recent over the road experience Valid dot medical card Som...
Warehouse/Shipping & Receiving/Forklift Northwest Houston Area Company is seeking and Experienced Warehouse Associate to handle shipping & receiving, forklifts operation, pick/pull parts, inventory, and general warehouse duties. Starting pay is between $11-$14/hour depending upon experience. Requirements: 1+ year experience in general warehouse operations Experience with shipping & receiving, inve...
The Grove City Adecco Office is recruiting for a qualified Landscape Fertlization Tech. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: -Applicant must have minimum 1 year experience in lawncare application of fertilizers. -Resume required JOB DESCRIPTION: -Application of fertilizers to lawns -Maintain grass, weed control and mulching -Operates landscaping equipment such as mowers, trimmers and blowers -Communicates effe...
BUS DRIVER POSITION for CEFS Head Start 0-5 Program – Shelbyville. Must be 21. High school diploma/GED required. Must have a valid driver’s license, and a CDL Bus License and/or able to obtain a School Bus Eligibility Receipt from the Secretary of State Drivers License Facility. 32 hrs./wk. M-Th. Must meet pre-employment requirements. Send resume, application, and high school diploma/GED to C.E.F....
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in LOUISVILLE, KY * $15.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Full-time - 6 P.M. - 6 A.M. * Dedicated Run - Steady Work - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 502-259-9528 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We have an...
Regional Safety Supervisor National Transportation Company seeking Regional Safety Supervisor Sunco Carriers, Inc. d/b/a Watkins Refrigerated, a subsidiary of WATKINS ASSOCIATED INDUSTRIES, is seeking a team oriented person to supervise and insure compliance with all aspects of safety and regulatory related areas. A BA/BS degree and/or a minimum of 3 years transportation safety experience is requi...
Job Description NEW CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in ELKHART, IN * $850 - $900 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - 9 A.M. Dispatch * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment - Great Pay APPLY NOW or CALL 317-246-9000 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Serv...
CITY SPORTS, INC – Merchandise Planner Position Summary: The Merchandise Planner is responsible for supporting the seasonal Merchandise Planning process, facilitating key merchandise decisions to ensure performance is optimized and strategic targets are met. The Merchandise Planner reports to the Director of Planningand is responsible for achieving sales and profit objectives for a merchandise cat...
Route Sales Representative-Asheville, NC Responsibilities: · Travel in a designated area using a company step van to provide products and service to a variety of clients · Manage daily routes independently to ensure proper and timely delivery of product · Load/unload product per company protocol · Provide outstanding customer service and maintain customer relations · Meet sales goals and promote o...
Since 1933 Famous Enterprises has developed a reputation for distributing high quality products, having professional and knowledgeable Associates, providing exceptional customer service and offering competitive pricing. Famous Enterprises has also developed a strong reputation within the industry for its breadth of depth of inventory and broad product lines. Famous Enterprises is a family-owned bu...
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To assist in daily operation and maintaining business relationships with customers & vendors for an importing company in North Bergen, New Jersey. Proficiency in Excel is a must. Importing/Logistics experience is preferable, Chinese Language is a plus. Responsibilities may include but not limit to coordinating ocean/trucking moves, solving issues, creating quotations using spread sheet, orders pro...
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide planning support for designated area(s); ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP). Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads; tailor planning to meet area needs. Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and pro-actively communicate to appropriate leadership. Know and under...
large manufacturing distribution client with offices in new milfrod ct in need of a warehouse worker asao.can start tomrorow 2-3 days a week ongoing must be able to pass a background check and drug test and be able to start asap 2-3 days a week ongoing warehouse work prior warehouse exp required send resume asap...
If you’re in the market for a great job, look into Tech-Etch. We are a leading employee owned manufacturer of precision metal parts, flexible circuits, and RFI/EMI shielding. This position is responsible to verify and keep records on shipments. Counts, weighs, and measures items to verify against bills of lading, invoices, etc. Packs or unpacks items and routes to departments. Must be experienced...
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About You: Do you want to be measured by and rewarded for the results you achieve? Are you passionate about understanding customer needs and teaching? Do you love to learn about and work with the latest technology? Do you take initiative without direction? About the Job: To unload, receive/ship put-up stock in a timely fashion. Warehouse Support Personnel is responsible for the overall organizatio...
Petro-Chemical Transport - Drive and Thrive - Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Petro-Chemical Transport, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Com...
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 reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
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