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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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As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
Job Location Name Sinai-Grace Hospital Job Description Under general direction, manages all of the operational, financial and personnel activities for the Logistics Management function. Identifies the need for policy development and/or revision, defines policies in collaboration with higher level management input, goals and objectives. Oversees or directs the development and/or revision of functio...
Description Overview: Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements A successful...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements A successful Operations...
Description DISH supports more than 150 DISH In-Home Services offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. Re...
Description DISH’s Equipment Remanufacturing team ensures the high quality condition of millions of satellite receivers and remote controls. State-of-the-art facilities in El Paso, TX, Spartanburg, SC, and Englewood, CO, use advanced diagnostic tools and automated equipment to test, refurbish and redistribute hardware to customers. Requirements QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an i...
Summary: Are you a dependable and team-oriented worker? We have an opportunity for you, in a packaging position in the Shullsburg area! This temp-to-hire position operates during the second shift, and offers overtime for those seeking some additional income. Responsibilities: Packaging products Labeling products Assisting in labeling products Qualifications: Candidates must be comfortable standing...
Summary: The QTI Group is looking for a Materials Distribution Coordinator to work for a manufacturing client in the Fox Valley! This 6 month assignment is 7:30am- 4pm Monday thru Friday and occasional overtime as needed. The pay is based on experience and you would get paid weekly! Our Manufacturing client is looking for someone to coordinate the receipt and disbursement of both purchased and fab...
DISH supports more than 150 In-Home Service (IHS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. A successful W...
Job Description: The Director of Sales will be responsible for fostering and nurturing long-term relationships with customers which will ensure increased sales and customer satisfaction in a specific market in accordance with corporate goals, focusing on company growth as well as profitability. Responsibilities: Complete all tasks and assignments demonstrating customer service principles. Manage a...
Job Description: A leading manufacturer of specialty chemicals in the global marketplace has the immediate requirement for a purchasing manager for their Virginia facility. Responsibilities: Manage total cost of assigned portfolio, supporting several divisions and operations of the company. Develop, maintain and grow supplier relationships and manage supplier quality Drive cost objectives and incr...
As a Director of Product Security, you will lead and influence our strategic efforts to enhance and improve protection of our products from the design phase through delivery to our retail accounts. This role will lead Global Security staff as well as work cross functionally with business partners to create, implement, and monitor product security policy, procedures, and accountability. The three p...
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