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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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Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...
TRUCK DRIVER - CDL DRIVER - LINEHAUL DRIVER - CDL CLASS A DRIVER PITT OHIO, a $430 million, high service, highly profitable, transportation solutions provider offering SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, LTL and TRUCKLOAD services is seeking a Class A Line Haul Driver at our Chicago, IL Terminal. PITT OHIO has received countless safety, service, and carrier of the year awards and our highly acclaimed Safety D...
Manpower is currently looking for warehouse/general laborers. Are you ready to work in a great team environment one of Columbus's largest industry leaders? Whether you are pursuing a contract or permanent placement, Manpower knows how and where to make your plans come to life. Correctly hiring for 1st and 2nd shift in Columbus, Grove City, and Groveport Ohio. If that's your vision, Manpower has w...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...
Warehouse and Shipping/Receiving Professionals, Imagine this: every day, you help distribute products that impact lives. Every week, you receive a paycheck that reflects your commitment to doing quality work. Your job is with a stable company that offers opportunities for change and growth. You also can depend on a full benefits package, holiday pay, and more! If that's your vision, Manpower has w...
Directs and supervises the work and productivity of drivers and clerical associates within the transportation department. Ensures all drivers and other transportation department associates are appropriately trained in job duties as well as safety and legal responsibilities. Anticipates, analyzes and troubleshoots problems with deliveries and devises cost-effective and legal solutions; and acts t...
Pierce Aluminum is a leading service center specialized in providing metals products to the aerospace, high tech, marine, transportation, and manufacturing industries. Our Chesapeake location is seeking qualified individuals to assist in the warehouse distribution of aluminum and metal products. The successful individual has a can do attitude, a drive for producing quality work, and the ability t...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: West Deptford, NJ Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Resp...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Gainesville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respon...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Omaha, NE Full time, Monday- Friday, 12pm- 8:30pm. Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time, responsible for accurately and efficiently picking items using an electric picker truck to fulfill customer orders. Responsible for completing customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner tha...
Straight Truck Driver - Location: Kansas City, MO Part-Time Plus, with benefits. Driving on daily trips (3rd Shift), 4-5 days/week, 25-30 hours per week within the two state area to transport and deliver medical and surgical products to customer locations, driving a straight truck. Will load or assist in loading and unloading trucks at origin and destination, and assist with picking, wrapping, an...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: San Diego, CA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – Plainfield, IN $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We ...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Sumner, WA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – North Bergen, NJ $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. W...

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