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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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Description Performs activities related to transportation of patients as directed. Will assist in the lifting of heavy, badly injured, or elderly patients. Ensures adequate supply of oxygen tanks throughout the facility. Responsible for cleaning and maintaining transport equipment. Delray Medical Center is a tobacco free and drug free workplace Qualifications EDUCATION: Minimum: High School gradua...
Description Over the past 30 years, DISH has built a talented group of leaders and support teams at its corporate headquarters in Englewood, Colorado. As the company continues to develop, offering new products and services to an increasing customer base, it looks to recruit outstanding candidates capable to turning ideas and strategies into world-class results. Requirements A successful Traffic Co...
Seeking an opportunity to move to the Chicagoland area? Our client is open to paying some relocation costs! Our client is hiring for a direct hire Steel Mechanical Components Category Manager job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires previous procurement experience within the steel industry. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the steel markets and value chains for...
DISH supports more than 150 DISH In-Home Services (IHS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. A succes...
DISH supports more than 150 DISH In-Home Services (IHS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. A succes...
DISH supports more than 150 DISH In-Home Services (IHS) offices that deliver DISH products and services to customers across the country. The IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated employees who serve in roles including Technicians, Resource Planners, Analysts, Training and Quality Assurance Reps and Management to deliver the industry's best products and services. A succes...
Overview: When you join our family at Emeritus at The Palms, you join a group that believes in integrity, responsive­ness, and forthright communication. We work together to make a real difference in the lives of our residents. If you share our family values and dedication, we'd love to meet you. Responsibilities: As a Part-Time Bus Driver you will be responsible for providing safe, reliable, court...
Our client is currently seeking a TRANSPORTATION MANAGER - KY. [Additional Description] This job will have the following responsibilities: Premier DSD distributor seeks a Transportation Manager for growing division in the Lexington, KY area. Ideal candidate will have directed all transportation department activities in a high volume food service, wholesale grocer or DSD distributor with company dr...
Our client is currently seeking a HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER - TX. [Additional Description] This job will have the following responsibilities: Regional distributor seeks Human Resources Manager for growth opportunity in Central Texas. Successful candidate will have directed all human resources functions in a high volume distribution or manufactuing facility. BS/BA Degree is required. Responsible for...
­ Warehouse Associate ­ Job Information: Location:­­­ Northborough, MA Hours of Operation: 7AM-3:30PM Working Days: Monday-Friday (Overtime may be available) Duration: Approximately­­­ 12 Months (could be extended) (This is a Temporary Contracted­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ ­­­­­­­­­­­ Assignment). Start Date: ASAP (Pending required paperwork and necessary onboarding procedures) Job Description: Worki...
With over a century and a half of experience, our brands have become respected and well known for providing premium-quality meat products to families across the United States. With products ranging from lunchmeat and franks to smoked sausage, bacon and pepperoni, the John Morrell Food Group, a division of Smithfield Foods, is an important part of consumers’ mealtimes. The John Morrell Food Group o...
City: Clearwater State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33716 Preferred Materials, Inc. (part of Oldcastle Materials Southern Group of Companies) is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete, concrete block, rebar and building materials in the state of Florida, providing the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. With headquarters in Bonita Springs, Florida, and operations in fi...
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...
City: Naples State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 34104 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions acr...
City: Bettendorf State: Iowa Postal/Zip Code: 52722 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions ac...
City: Riviera Beach State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33404 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisiti...
City: Raleigh State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 27610 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions ac...
City: Raleigh State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27610 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisit...
City: Wichita State: Kansas Postal/Zip Code: 67217 APAC-Kansas, Inc., Shears Construction, a part of Oldcastle Materials Company, is a multi-million dollar heavy highway contractor that was established in 1874, and has multiple asphalt plants, ready mix plants, rock quarries and sand operations in Kansas. Shears is diversified with public, private and commercial work including paving, utility, dir...
City: Jerome State: Idaho Postal/Zip Code: 83338 Idaho Sand & Gravel, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construct...
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