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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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We are seeking a Dispatcher. The Dispatcher works to direct the day-to-day route operations and reports to the Operations Manager. This work is done in compliance with the procedures defined by the client and in conformance with company procedures. His/her duties involve daily communication and interaction with drivers. He/she must also organize and conduct activities to assure safe, cost-effectiv...
We are currently looking for Foodies. If you like good food and are looking for a great career then we have just the position for you. Our Montgomery, ILclient is looking to fill night shift Order Pickers. This is a fast paced environment with potential for growth. We offer competitive wages as well as referral bonuses. The Freezer Warehouse Worker position will perform the following duties on t...
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Oversees inbound activities to ensure accuracy, thoroughness, and condition of inventory. Communicate with Operations manager on day-to-day activities. Communicate with freight lines and brokers to schedule inbound shipments Maintain knowledge of hourly employee time and attendance. Must understand production and be KPI driven. Maintain cycle count and in-transit reports on daily basis. Be p...
The Beam Team has rewarding positions available throughout the United States in the retail installation industry. If you enjoy hands-on work in a team environment, explore the wonderful career opportunities at The Beam Team. We are currently seeking candidates for a Lead position, who have a proven track record of success supervising, managing and working with work teams at various retailer locat...
Reference job opening #10041 Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey. Suburban serves the energy needs of its residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states. Suburban's Lake Stevens, WA location is seeking a professional Service Technician Class...
A furniture distribution company in the Otay Mesa area is in search of warehouse house workers for a long term project Job Duties Include: -Loading, unloading trucks -Sorting, labeling, packaging -Assembling -Cleaning -Other warehouse duties, as directed Working hours: 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM -Minimum1 year experience working in a warehouse environment -Reliable transportation, a MUST -Standi...
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PBD Worldwide, a leader in the fulfillment industry, is currently seeking qualified candidates for Inbound Distribution Supervisor in our Bolingbrook, IL location. PBD Worldwide is seeking a leadership focused individual to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Receiving and Returns departments. Responsibilities include staffing, training, safety, scheduling, receiving, processing r...
Brady Enterprises, a leading food manufacturer based in Weymouth, MA is looking to hire a forklift operator to help with our recent growth. Operators will be required to work in the Shipping and Receiving Department, reporting to the Shipping and Receiving Manager. You will help collect, handle, ship and receive packaging and raw material using forklifts and following material handling techniques...
Emerald Textiles LLC, a commercial laundry service offering textile rentals and textile management solutions for Southern California healthcare providers, is in search for an experienced and qualified Route Sales Representative. Under general supervision, the Route Sales Representative is responsible for servicing accounts on assigned delivery routes. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Che...
FULL-TIME Material Handler   East Penn Mfg Co., Inc. (a manufacturer of Deka Batteries and Accessories), has an immediate opening for a full-time Warehouse employee in our Naperville, IL branch. Candidate must be highly motivated, and have good communication, math and reading skills. Responsibilities for this position will include heavy lifting, loading and unloading trucks, operating tow motors...
Schumm Trucking - Local/Regional/OTR Schumm Trucking is now recruiting CDL A qualified Flatbed Drivers Schumm Trucking is Family owned and operated and prides itself on hiring good people. We are looking to hire a few reliable drivers that want to be part of a company they can be proud to work for... If this is you call today! Qualifications needed: · CDL class A with 2 years experience, will ...
CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain companies, designs and implements industry leading solutions for large and medium-size national and multinational companies. Approximately 44,000 employees in nearly 170 countries are dedicated to delivering effective and robust supply chain solutions across a variety of sectors where CEVA applies its operational expertise to provide best-in-...
Position Title: Material Planner/Scheduler I Under the General supervision of the Aftermarket Parts Senior Master Scheduler, administer the Aftermarket Parts Department policies to maintain desired service levels. Communicate directly with suppliers to expedite parts and obtain prices, availability, and order status. Specific Responsibilities: 1. Develop and maintain the top level metrics in ...
Williams Tank Lines is one of the largest for hire bulk petroleum carriers in California. The company operates over 100 units out of 9 different locations in California and 2 locations in Nevada. Williams Tank Lines Inc. Is seeking a Fulltime Parts / Inventory Coordinator for our Stockton Shop Facility. · This position requires fluent English and Computer experience. · Experience in using an In...
As a DPI ROUTE DRIVER you will ensure all items / products get delivered to the customer on time and neatly. The Delivery Driver is required to effectively communicate with management while maintaining all Federal and State and D.O.T. regulations and requirements. Requirements High School diploma or equivalent. Class A WITH DOUBLES license. Clean DMV record. 1-2 years driving experience Must...
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