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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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Booth Machinery is seeking an experienced CDL-A Driver ready to grow their career. We are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist in helping to meet the needs of customers by delivering equipment in a safe, timely, efficient, and courteous manner. Responsibilities will include dropping off and picking up equipment for customers, operating equipment such as semi-trucks and trail...
Company Confidential Compton, CA
Supervisor - Logistic Customer Service Industry: Logistics and Distribution Work Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8:00AM - 5:00PM Location: SouthBay Area Salary: $40 - $45K annually SUMMARY The Customer Service Supervisor will oversee the performance of 5-6 staff within the department and perform Accounting, Budgeting responsibilities. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES . Oversee staff performance (coaching) and depar...
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, and businesses around the world. In 2012, FORTUNE magazine again recognized ARAMARK on its list of World's Most Admired Companies. ARAMARK has consistently ranked since 1998 as...
Medline Industries, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Warehouse Operator. We are seeking dynamic, hard-working people. A desire to work for a fast-paced, large corporate organization is a plus. In addition you must have a “roll-up your sleeves” attitude. The challenging responsibilities of the position include: Reads production schedule, customer order, work order, shipping order, or requisition...
Tetra Pak Processing Systems sells and delivers customized liquid food plants within food, dairy & beverage industry to customers worldwide. We supply our solutions through a worldwide network of market companies. Central Supply Management (CSM) within Tetra Pak Processing Systems is responsible for the supplier base for Processing Solutions globally. We are looking for a Commercial Supply Manager...
City: West Des Moines State: Iowa Postal/Zip Code: 50265 Glen-Gery Brick is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating lo...
Experienced and inexperienced courier drivers for critical parts delivery. COMPANY: Relay Express. Inc. Courier company is looking for drivers to work as 1099 Independent Contractors to deliver critical parts in and around greater Indy area. 24/7 needs on -demand. You may work as a primary courier for another company and perform these deliveries to support your business. Paid a negotiated loaded m...
independent contractor cargo van TSA certified on demand COMPANY: Fast Track Inc. looking for independent contractor with cargo van. must also be TSA certified for ondemand runs. Malta NY to Jamaica NY Respond online today.​ Location: Malta, NY Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 18340 Vehicle Type: Cargo Van Click here to view full ad with details and Apply Online. All responses are done online.​ C...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed With Car Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Amityville and Farmingdale areas for same day deliveries of auto parts. Experience with a scanner is a plus. *MUST OWN reliable CAR. No other vehicles will be considered. Fuel efficient vehicles preferred. MUST live in or near Amityville or Farmingdale,...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Covered Pick-Up, Minivan or Small SUV Script fleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Simpson, NC area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST own reliable covered pick-up, minivan, small SUV. MUST live within 15 minutes of Simpson, NC. *MUST have excellent motor vehicle record a...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car, Minivan or Fuel Efficient Vehicle Script Fleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Tallahassee area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN CAR, MINIVAN, or any other fuel efficient vehicle. MUST be at least 21 years of age. MUST live in the Tallahassee area. Routes origi...
Droplet Measurement Technologies (DMT), a leading manufacturer of atmospheric research instruments, has an immediate opening for a buyer/purchaser who will perform a combination of purchasing tasks. This is a full-time position. The buyer/purchaser will process purchase orders and assure commodities are delivered on schedule, at the negotiated price, and meet DMT quality standards. This individual...
Materials Specialist International Automotive Components, “IAC”, a leading supplier of automotive interiors, seeks aMaterials Specialist at our Wauseon, Ohio facility. Key responsibilities include: Scheduling raw materials to support pilot and production requirements. Communicate with customers and suppliers regarding delivery, quantity shipped and purchased materials. Effectively manage inventory...
Job Description: This Sales Representative Position Features: ? Environment ? Commission ? Base-salary ? Great Pay to $45K Immediate need for sales representative seeking environment, commission and base-salary. Personable, self-driven and goal oriented will be keys to success in this growing, dynamic organization. Will be responsible for outbound sales, inbound sales and up-selling.Great benefits...
Job Purpose: Delivers items to customers by verifying orders; inventorying stock; arranging transportation. Duties: * Organizes item orders by editing for price, promotions, weight compliance. * Arranges shipments by checking stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating delivery requirements; placing and expediting orders. * Ships items by examining items, destination, route, rate, delivery t...
Company Confidential Long Beach, CA
Yard Goat (Hostler) Drivers ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS - Yard Goat/Hostler drivers with experience needed NOW!! Are you looking for a company that offers the opportunity of having a stable job? An international, reputable company is looking for people who meet the following requirements to join their team. Requirements: · Must be able to park/spot 53’ containers (Blindside). · Will be tested on speed,...
Immediate Inventory Clerk Opportunity available with major logistics client in Queens, NY. Duties include auditing high value claim shippers, locating high value packages in the center or hub and ensuring proper handling. May also contact destination hubs or centers to notify them of the status of high value packages. Additional duties may include performing loss prevention activities related to c...
Chantal Cookware Corp sells branded kitchenware products to national retail chains, internet retailers and local kitchen shops. Chantal brand is best known for high quality teakettles, but markets many other products as well. See the depth of product on chantal.com. The Product Coordinator position works closely with the Purchasing Manager and Purchasing Agent in coordinating the development, purc...
Company Introduction Magna Interior Trim Components (MITC) part of the Magna Interiors group has two divisions. One is located in St. Clair, Michigan and one is located in Benzonia, Michigan. MITC has experienced significant growth, at both divisions, since being acquired by Magna just 3 years ago and offers a tremendous opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Purchasing Manager. Job In...
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. This position is responsible for category management, strategic sourcing, procurement and development and management of service agreements in support of the business efforts of the combined Sears Holdings...
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