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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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Position Available: Inventory Analyst As part of the sales support team, the Inventory Analyst will work closely with our field-based sales representatives and healthcare partners to help provide the necessary products and support required to perform joint replacement surgeries. Position Description · Responsible for reconciling audits and performing monthly cycle counts. · Perform and mainta...
Truck Driver POSITION SUMMARY Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a straight truck to transport and deliver goods or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Depending on customer needs, may be required to manually unload truck. May require use of manual or electric walk-behind pallet jack. Requires commercial drivers' license with Haz Mat endorsement. Benefits for full-time employees i...
To professionally perform the functions of a delivery and pickup driver SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Must have a Class A license 2. Must be able to operate manual and electric pallet jacks. 3. Must be able to breakdown loads which consist of 600-900 cases per day. 30-70 lbs per case. 4. Unload product from vehicle on a ramp with stacks of 4-7 cases. Stacks weigh 200-300 lbs each. ...
Intern - Contamination - 147936 Seagate delivers advanced digital storage solutions to meet the needs of today’s consumers and tomorrow’s applications. Through technology, leadership and innovation, Seagate continues to help individuals and businesses maximize the potential of their digital content in an ever-evolving, on-demand world. Seagate is looking for an intern to be involved in modeling ...
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriented individual with the following skills: · Perform shi...
ProPath, a high-volume private anatomic pathology practice based in Dallas is seeking a Courier for our distribution center in Houston, Texas. You will be responsible for providing pick up and delivery of specimens, slides, blocks and reports in a timely and courteous manner. Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a minimum of one year of driving experience, a good driving record and a vali...
SUMMARY Responsible for all NA operations of the Materials and Logistics departments. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. • Overall responsibility for levels, accuracy, and maintenance of all inventories through the interaction of the Materials and Other Departments for North America. • Overall responsibility for production build schedule....
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriented individual with the following skills: · Perform shi...
We have an immediate need for a Procurement Specialist (Travel & Expense) JOB DESCRIPTION eking a Procurement Specialist (Travel & Expense) to work at client headquarters in downtown Houston, TX. Assignment to last 2-3 months and offers CDI benefits. The Procurement Specialist for Travel & Expense will develop, deploy and manage a number of procurement strategies for materials and services to s...
Walgreen Co Bolingbrook, IL
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Windsor, CT
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Edwardsville, IL
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Windsor, CT
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Northbrook, IL
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Williamston, SC
Description Job Summary The General Warehouse Person is responsible for performing tasks involved in processing and shipping orders to the customer. Job Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and/or time spent) Responsibilities may include: receiving, scanning, picking, packing, auditing and shipping merchandise to the customer. Tracks all inbound and outbound items through radio fre...
Walgreen Co Windsor, CT
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Woodland, CA
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Windsor, CT
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Deerfield, IL
Description At Walgreens, we help people get, stay and live well. That’s our core purpose and the difference we make in people’s lives every day. Our purpose has shaped the direction of our company since Charles R. Walgreen Sr. founded his first drugstore in 1901, and it still does today. Our team members make that purpose come to life in our more than 8,000 stores in all 50 states, the District...
Walgreen Co Mount Vernon, IL
Description Job Summary Responsible for leading assigned function area, which includes daily productivity/output of specific functions within assigned function area based on daily distribution center volume and KPI (Key Performance Indicator) information. Responsible for leading the accuracy and integrity of inventory/merchandise movement. Job Responsibilities (listed in order of importance and...

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