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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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This position is located in our TX, Ft Bliss facility Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work, staff supervision, financial and business development activities. At this level, the position is typically responsible for program(s) with annual revenues of $15-20 million. At this level, the position is typically respons...
Class A Drivers Introducing our Regional Guaranteed Plus Pay Program. $62,000 minimum Guaranteed Pay* Regional Operation 400-500 miles from Croydon $1000 Sign-On Bonus *must be available 50 hours/wk or 6 out of 7 scheduled work days. CDL-A, 18 mos. exp. req. or 24 mos. out of past 48 Hazmat & Tanker End. Call Kristen Today! 877.696.4050 ext. 208 drive4hytt.com/croydon Click to apply at:...
Ameripride is expanding in the Bismarck area! Now hiring for: FT Route Sales & Delivery Position Work only 4 days per week - 3 day weekend. Applicants must be reliable, hardworking, at least 21 years old, have a valid driver's license & a clean driving / criminal record. Apply on-line at: www.career builders.com and reference Rec #107836. For further info, please call Greg at: 701-400-8927....
CLASS A CDL DRIVERS Milliken Millwork is a wholesale distributor of millwork products located in Sidman, Pa. We service over 1000 customers regionally and are in need of Class A CDL Drivers. Please contact Doug Williamson @ 814-487-7800 x3223 to join the team. We offer: • Great Pay • Home 2-3 Nights Per Week • Off Weekends • Lightweight Loads • Company Paid Uniforms • Dedica...
Sysco is hosting an Interview Fair for the following CDL A positions: Route Delivery Drivers A) Interview Fair will be conducted Wednesday, August 27th from 3:00-8:00 PM at the Central Illinois Facility: 1 Sysco Drive, Lincoln, IL, 62656 Pay! Benefits! Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription, 401(k), Stock Purchase and MORE! Applications and interviews will be completed onsite Sysco is an EO ...
Fuel Transport Driver Beck Suppliers Inc. a petroleum transport company is seeking local fuel transport drivers. Excellent pay and benefits include: health, dental, vision insurance, 401k, 2 weeks paid vacation, 5 paid sick days, and an annual performance bonus. In addition, the company will pay a $1,500.00 sign on bonus after the first 90 days of employment. Must have Class A CDL and HAZMA...
Driver • DEDICATED CUSTOMER • Based in Denver, CO • Full Time Regional • Out 2 to 3 Nights per Week • Earn up to $52,000/Year • Medical Plans & 401k Avail. for Full-Time Positions • CDL-A w/1yr T/T exp. • *Also Hiring Part Time* • 800-879-7826 • www.ruan.com/jobs • Dedicated to Diversity. • EOE ••...
JOB SUMMARY: Handles and delivers bulk and packaged fertilizer and chemicals, Performs daily vehicle inspections, Handles and delivers packaged chemicals, Cleans and maintains equipment, Assists mechanic, May maintain maintenance records, & Other duties as assigned. Job requirements: High School diploma or demonstrated experience in vocational agricultural or a combination of education and work...
This position is located in our CA, Vandenberg AFB facility Performs clerical and manual tasks to maintain an inventory of materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. Performs clerical and manual duties in material areas such as receiving, storing, issuing, and delivering materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. Maintains established inventory levels by checking shelves and then notifying supe...
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transportation Bus Driver AMIKids Panama City Marine Institute (PCMI) is accepting applications for a Bus Driver. Must have a CDL Class B license and excellent driving record. Must have ability to work a split shift. 40 hours/week; year round position. Pick up an application at 200 E. Beach Drive or fax your resume to 850-785-6880 EOE Web ID#: 34301267...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Responsible and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. Function within the ISO/Team environment.  Safe operations of forklift and/or clamp truck in both the warehouse and production areas.  Unload raw materials and stack them in proper warehouse rows.  Remove finished goods from the production area and stack them in proper wareh...
Pilot Logistic Services has current opening in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for a Dispatcher. Excellent benefits, immediate opening. Duties include - Dispatching trucks and scheduling. Involves excellent communication and organization skills. Daily communication with our drivers and lead crew members for scheduling. Maintaining data in spreadsheets and working on multiple screens. Inventory and reco...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Potential commitment leads to achievement What is our greatest competitive advantage? Our behind the scenes associates! Our fast-paced, high volume environment inspires growth, recognizes dedication and rewards achievement. In our Distribution Centers, it's not just our product that's on the move - our people are, too! Career opportunities: General Maintenance Associate The Home Depot S...
Join our team! Our Merchandisers work in local stores to keep Coca-Cola products fully stocked on the shelves. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining product availability and merchandising products at all designated accounts. This job description does not include all job duties associated with this position. Essential Functions Maintains product in Store racks, shelves, displays,...
General Maintenance Associate Full - Time Shifts Ensuring a large distribution center (typically from .5 MM to 1.5MM sf) and distribution related equipment is maintained to ensure an efficient, orderly, safe work environment. Duties include: Preventative Maintenance execution Painting Lift equipment batter changing Special maintenance projects Basic carpentry, plumbing & electrical (not re...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Manage daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members as required to meet the demands of the business. - Ensure facility is compliant with all company and OSHA safety requirements. - Proven ability to meet deadlines...
The Transportation Supervisor will also be responsible for supervision of the employees in the shipping and receiving department. Responsible for supervision and scheduling of transport drivers or common carriers transporting finished goods to sales centers. Job Responsibility • Ensure/manage replenishment distribution to the WBU is effective, productive and timely. • Review, monitor and addres...

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