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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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Looking for a motivated individual to manage a trucking/grain company. Must be self motivated, able to communicate in a positive and productive manner with co workers and customers. Have experience in the grain industry including purchasing and selling of grains and knowledge of animal nutrition. Must be able to oversee the facility, making sure the equipment is operating properly and efficiently ...
POGO, Inc is now hiring CDL drivers for Camp Pendleton, MCAS, 29 Palms and Yuma, AZ. Class A and B drivers don’t wait and call today you could start work tomorrow! POGO offers a 401k plan, Medical Benefits, Holiday and Vacation! Responsibilities: Transporting different types of goods from distribution centers to customer locations using a truck, tractor trailers, straight trucks. Class B driver...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Box Truck & Employee driver - Company Provided Vehicle Courier company is in need of a driver and his/her own bobtail. Or we need drivers to drive our own trucks. Your prompt response will be appreciated. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Los Angeles, CA Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 18593 Vehicle Type: 26 ...
Overview The Material Handler is responsible for inputting data, preparing packing and shipping documents, picking and staging outbound shipments, ensuring inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free from damage, and maintaining a clean, neat and orderly work area. He/She must also have the ability to manually move and lift 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs and be available to work even...
Overview The Material Handler is responsible for inputting data, preparing packing and shipping documents, picking and staging outbound shipments, ensuring inbound and outbound shipments are accurate and free from damage, and maintaining a clean, neat and orderly work area. He/She must also have the ability to manually move and lift 50 lbs regularly and up to 100 lbs and be available to work even...
Job Description The Dangerous Goods Compliance Administrator will be responsible for the development, implementation and enforcement of Hazardous Material/Dangerous Goods policies, guidelines, and procedures in compliance with DOT, ICOA/IATA, and IMDG regulations. The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and 3 – 5 years of experience in transportation of Hazardous...
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...
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: To prepare products for shipment. MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 1. Maintains work station, ensuring all required shipping materials are stocked daily. 2. Verifies carton number, shipping weight and destination. 3. Follows standard operating procedure for scanning and labeling product. 4. Places completed parcels on pallet adhering to stacking and height requir...
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,...
Manufacturing Financial Analyst – San Antonio, TX. Leading Manufacturer of Equipment used worldwide Competitive Salary! Medical, Dental, Life, 401K, Vacation Monday – Friday 8am-5pm! New Position - Company is growing! Provide financial analysis that drives business results by linking financial results to operational performance, will interface with internal customers driving continuous impro...
DRIVER RECRUITER Tri-National, Inc., a fast-growing, truck load carrier in a JIT environment, located in Earth City, MO, is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join our Safety Department as Driver Recruiter. This position would be direct support to the Safety Supervisor in carrying out the responsibilities of the Safety Department and ensuring the company DOT compliance in its day-...
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...
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...
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...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
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...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center with a case volume of 18+ million. - 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. ...
AIRPORT SECURITY PARKING Full-Time Positions available · Ticket Writer/Shuttle Van Driver · Bus Driver CDL Ticket Writer/Shuttle Van Driver: Duties include but not limited to: Greet customers, write tickets and assign parking space, etc…Transport customers with luggage to and from Check-in/out Area and their designated parking space Bus Driver (CDL): Transport and assist customers with lugg...

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