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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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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Execute processes for purchasing and procuring aviation-related parts, tools, and materials at prices most economical to the company and in accordance with requested schedule and cost objectives; Follow prescribed company policies, departmental procedures and sound procurement practices to perform supply chain procurement activities; Resolve supplier performance and...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to multi-task in various ways to include audible and visual cues from other team members; Attention to detail and focus on task/responsibilities is essential; Proavtive professional approach to duties; Submit a daily pass down with day shift Scheduling Coordinator; Attend Safety/Staff meetings once a month; Responsible for getting work timesheets int...
Position Summary: Responsible for ensuring the Division is in compliance with governmental entities’ laws, rules and regulations. Position will establish processes and systems to assure that the Division is in compliance nationally and internationally. Additionally, will be responsible for auditing these processes to assure company remains in compliance as laws, regulations and international cond...
Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington! Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for our North Charleston Service Center to support our ongoing priority of assuring excellent customer relations. The core hours for this position will be from 8:00am to approximately 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday...
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...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently accepting applications for NON-CDL Home Delivery Drivers. As a Home Delivery Driver you will be responsible for: Operating a 26 foot NON-CDL box truck safely with a lift gate. Delivery and installation...
Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington. Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for our Denver Service Center to support our ongoing priority of assuring excellent customer relations. Core hours are anticipated to be 9:30 am to 6:00 pm Monday through Friday and some Saturday work 8 am - 12 ...
Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington. Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for part-time employment as a Warehouse/Driver at our San Diego Service Center to support our ongoing priority of assuring excellent customer relations. The core hours for this position are from 11 am to approxi...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently accepting applications for Home Delivery Helpers. As a Home Delivery Helper you will be responsible for: Assisting in the delivery and installation of household appliances per company policy and to stat...
Accurately and timely pick, package and process customer orders Receive all in-bound product Put-away product into appropriate locations Perform cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy Perform other related duties as assigned Operate equipment, including reach truck, order picker, speed cart, and dock trucks Operate radio frequency units (RF’s) Count and multiply product, accurately Phys...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lyman-Richey Corporation strives to provide its employees with an environment that fosters personal growth and employment stability. We are pleased to provide our full-time employees a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Personal and Family Benefits Vacation: Hourly employees are eligible for up to four weeks of paid vacation for planned vacations and for unscheduled time off such as i...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...

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