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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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Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94102
We are a well-established worldwide known expanding company. We are seeking for an Shipping clerk to join our team for a distant full or part time job. The ideal candidates should have/be able: Skills: Interpersonal skills Problem solving Attention to detail and high level of accuracy Computer skills Personal Attributes: Be honest and trustworthy Be respectful Be flexible Duties include: Open and...
Local Delivery Driver JOB RESPONSIBILITES · Make local deliveries · Load and unload deliveries · Maintain delivery records REQUIREMENTS: · Ability to handle packages up to 100 lbs · CDL preferred but not required ABOUT US: · Nebraska Printing Center is a printing firm in Lincoln, Nebraska. We’ve been putting ink on paper for almost 130 years, printing from as small as business cards to as large as...
Route Driver/Independent Contractor COMPANY: United States Cargo and Courier Service LLC 2nd acnt Average Commissions $55,000 Annually! US Cargo is a specialized regional courier and small package delivery company since 1972, headquatered in Columbus OH with locations in OH, PA and WV. We service many types of industries, such as pharmaceutical, auto parts and tires, medical supplies and haz mat....
Delivery Driver Wanted with Own Delivery Vehicle SAME DAY DELIVERY COMPANY SEEKING EXPERIENCED FULL TIME I.C. DRIVER WITH A RELIABLE & ECONOMICAL VEHICLE-GPS IS A MUST. PLEASE COMPLETE THE ONLINE PROFILE AND RESPOND WITH YOUR NAME, THE YEAR AND MAKE OF VEHICLE, WHERE YOU LIVE, PHONE NUMBER, YOUR EXPERIENCE, AND THE BEST TIME TO BE REACHED. ANY RESPONSE NOT CONTAINING ALL THE REQUIRED INFORMATION W...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Car, Minivan, SUV or Cargo Van Busy Courier service needs good drivers to earn top $$. Must have clean driving record, good running vehicle, insurance and knowledge of South Florida streets. Bilingual is preferred. Respond online for more information. Must have own delivery vehicle Respond online today.​ Location: Hialeah, FL Type: Independent Contract A...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car or Small SUV Medifleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Sewickley area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN a reliable car or small suv. Fuel efficient vehicles preferred. Living in the Sewickley area preferred. Routes available Monday – Friday 10am & 11am. Also, sta...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Covered Pick-up, Minivan, Small SUV or Wagon Partsfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Jupiter area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable covered pick-up, minivan, small SUV, or wagon. Fuel efficient vehicles preferred. Routes run Monday – Saturday mid morning...
CONTRACT DRIVER NEEDED - Quincy, IL COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, a 22 Year Leader in Logistics, has an opening for a Contract Driver. One route open NOW that runs Monday-Saturday, generally beginning at 6:00 P.M in Quincy, IL and ending on average by 12:00 AM. This route will run deliveries averaging 170 miles a day, and averages 2 -10 stops a day. This route services Lewistown, Can...
CONTRACT DRIVER NEEDED - Quincy, IL COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, a 22 Year Leader in Logistics, has an opening for a Contract Driver. One route open NOW that runs Monday-Saturday, generally beginning at 6:00 P.M in Quincy, IL and ending on average by 12:00 AM. This route will run deliveries averaging 170 miles a day, and averages 15 stops a day. This route services Quincy, Camp Poin...
Driver Needed - With Car COMPANY: Expressit Logistics Inc. Courier company needs Drivers with Cars. Full time drivers needed for routes Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Randolph, MA Type: Full Time Ad # : 14924 Vehicle Type: Car Click here to view full ad with details and Apply Online. All responses are done online.​ CBDriver.​com - CourierboardDriver.​com - a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the mo...
CGL Transport (CGLT) helps corporations to streamline their chemical supply and distribution networks. Through world-class systems, assets and transportation-related expertise, CGLT systematically evaluates ways to reduce transportation-related cost, risk and inefficiency. CGLT was formed in 2011 as an affiliate of Rinchem Company, Inc., with its own separate organizational structure and managemen...
Position Description: POM Wonderful is a dynamic, fast-growing company dedicated to creating a global business based on the healthfulness of pomegranates. This vertically integrated organization is the worldwide leader in fresh California pomegranates and various pomegranate-based products, including its 100% pomegranate juices and innovative juice blends that are sold in an iconic double-bubble b...
Following prescribed methods and procedures, selects and negotiates the purchase of materials/services with approved vendors and places the order to meet material requirements relative to quantity and timing by performing the following duties. 1. Plans material requirements using company’s ERP system. 2. Reconciliation of weekly Exception Reports. 3. Obtains follow up on open orders and updates ER...
Rinchem is a global chemical logistics provider for industry-leading manufacturers within the semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, solar and defense industries. With over three decades of experience streamlining and optimizing chemical supply chains, Rinchem operates a global network of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding and consulting locations in North America, Europe, the Middle...
Our client is currently hiring for an Entry Level Procurement/Analyst Buyer job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for the role you must have a BA in Supply Chain or related field, have a "can do" attitude, and willing to work in a fun, fast paced environment with versatility and room for growth. This is a great company with competitive compensation. The responsibilities of...
Purchasing Assistant Job in Carlsbad, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently seeking candidates for an immediate temporary to direct hire Purchasing Assistant job in Carlsbad, CA. This is an entry level temporary to direct hire opportunity with our client, a leading global manufacturer. The pay will be between $18-$22/hr. This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant company with tons of grow...
Purchasing Specialist in San Francisco, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a temporary Purchasing Specialist at one of its top clients in San Francisco. Easily accessible by all forms of public transit, this position at a well-known cosmetics company offers the opportunity to work in an exciting, engaging office environment, which values customer service above all. The ideal candidate for the...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Director of Purchasing job in Glenview, IL. You must have five years of management experience in a purchasing capacity. Ideal candidate will have lubricants and/or chemical industry experience. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Director of Purchasing job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Manage, train, m...
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