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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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Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
Description: You want more challenge. You want more opportunity. You want more reasons to head in to work every day. We want more people like you. UnitedHealth Group Customer Care Centers are home to a team that lives and breathes restless. We're still finding ways to outdo what we did yesterday. And that's what makes us one of the fastest growing businesses in the country and the world. Now it's...
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Delivery Vendors Needed with Car, Van or Box Truck COMPANY: Quality Transportation Courier company looking for Delivery Vendors with own Car, Van or Box Truck for deliveries in the South Florida, tri-county area. Monday thru Friday and Weekend available. Looking for dedicated, experienced people. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Deerfield Beach, FL Type...
Description: If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Financial discipline and accountability count more today than ever. Which is why your performance and innovation will find a reception here like nowhere else as you help people live healthier lives while doing your life's best work.(sm) The Pricing Analyst promo...
Description: For those who believe in the power of data to help write the next chapter in the history of health care, here's your opportunity. Advancement, an elite group of peers, variety of product lines, and rewards for delivering on our mission ensures you will always be challenged at UnitedHealth Group to do your life's best work.(sm) The Pricing Manager will develop and implement departmen...
TRUCK DRIVER OTR-Flatbed Full 34 hr restart each week. Experienced drivers average $0.45/practical mile. Benefits - Health Ins. 60% Company Paid, 401K with company match, Company Paid Life Ins, Paid Vacation & Holidays Class A CDL. 1 year experience. Clean MVR Bieri Trucking, Letts, IA (319) 726-3791 *****...
Viroqua Area Schools Substitutes Needed for the 2014-15 School Year All of these substitute positions are on-call, as needed, on a day by day basis: Custodians, Paraprofessionals, Secretaries, Food Service, Nurse, Teachers, *Bus Drivers for regular and co-curricular routes. Applicants for Bus Driver Substitutes must hold a valid CDL or be qualified to obtain one. Applications available at www.viro...
Description: The Transportation Specialist is responsible for conducting daily vehicle inspections and providing professional, safe and timely transportation of clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical facilities. Primary Responsibilities: Conducts daily vehicle inspections Picks up and transport clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical...
Position Description: Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in North America has an immediate opening for a Sr. Facilitator, Supply Chain ARG. This position will be located at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits ...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descript...
1 F/T OR P/T CLASS A TRUCK DRIVER Apply at: Valley Pallet 10217 Houston Ave., Hanford. 8am-5pm. Mon-Fri....
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
Will manage projects of various sizes for a wide variety of clients. We are a dynamic team, looking for the best to join us as we continue to grow. We believe in developing talents and helping our team members reach their fullest potential in their engineering careers. - Lead and manage complex traffic engineering tasks and projects. - Provide technical guidance and mentorship to engineers and t...

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