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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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We are currently recruiting for a CDL B for our Transportation division. Job Summary: We currently have an opening for CDL CLASS A/ B local route drive in Irving Texas. This is a full-time week day shift; we have a late model fleet with comprehensive vehicle maintenance. Essential Functions: This position has the responsibility for driving a company CDL vehicle and transporting customer materi...
TCI Tire Centers, a Michelin owned company located in Rogers, MN is currently interviewing for a Driver / Warehouse Operative. This very visible position delivers on our commitment to outstanding customer service in person, and on a daily basis. You will be responsible for the safe and on time delivery of orders. You will receive inventory as well as pull, stage and load orders for delivery. A va...
DSL is currently looking to hire a Full-Time Truck Safety Inspector (Monday - Friday from 10AM - 7PM with additional hours as required) for our Buckeye, AZ operation. Minimum requirements for the position include: Must have basic knowledge of diesel engines, transmission, cooling and air systems and other related components, mechanisms and systems. Must be knowledgeable of North American Standar...
SpearoTek, Inc, the U.S. Distributor for BEUCHAT Spearfishing and Diving Equipment, is seeking a warehouse operations employee for ourwarehouse in Hialeah Gardens, FL. We are looking for a motivated self-starter with great communication skills. You will handle standard warehouse operations for a small wholesale warehouse and communications with dealers regarding orders. Earn $15.00 per hour part ...
FERRARI MASERATI OF FORT LAUDERDALE - FL The Experience Auto Group is seeking a Parts Warehouse Clerk/Driver (non-DOT) for our FERRARI MASERATI OF FORT LAUDERDALE Dealership. The successful applicant will have warehouse experience, be bilingual and have a clean driving record free of accidents and tickets for the past five to seven years. Experience working with Automotive Dealership inventory pr...
POSITION: BUYER – CAPX & BUYOUTS WHERE: MAPLE SHADE, NJ CLICK HERE TO APPLY WORK. LEARN. GROW. BE PART OF SOMETHING. The Stonhard Group and its brands believe quality people, products and service make everything possible. Stonhard manufactures and installs high performance floors for industrial and commercial environments. We Currently have an opening for a Buyer at our headquarters in Maple ...
A leading greater Indianapolis, IN area company has retained Russ Hadick and Associates to search and qualify candidates for their Senior Commodity Manager position. The commodity manager is a great opportunity for an individual to come into a stable company and help grow the corporate commodity team. - Bachelor's degree in business, supply chain, purchasing or any other related technical field ...
GILLIG LLC is the largest and most dependable manufacturer of custom-built buses for the passenger transit industry in North America. Our customers are in all 50 states, and include cities, counties, transit districts, universities and major private fleet operators. We are headquartered in Hayward, CA. GILLIG is looking for a Parts Buyer who would be responsible for establishing sources of supply...
PURPOSE - · Plan, coordinate and measure the purchase of raw materials, packaging and ingredients to support planned production for near term requirements. · Coordinate purchases supporting factory production that meet financial and inventory targets according to StarKist operating plans. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES – · Assist the Manager in executing purchase orders, releases and requisitions ...
Immediate Hire for the Most Qualified Candidates. There are 3 available positions for the right people. Hiring 1 Electrical/Mechanical Technician + hiring 2 Retrofit/Installer Mechanical Technicians. Bus experience a plus. GREAT opportunity to work with an international bus manufacturer. The length of this project depends on you. You will be evaluated by the quality of workmanship, dependability,...
Under the direction of the Planning Manager, forecasts, orders and allocates product to support achievement of the category’s sales, gross margin and WOS targets. In addition, this position builds and maintains collaborative relationships with vendor community and multiple departments within Starboard. Supervises Distributor in allocation of stock and analysis of sales trends and performance of Re...
EMPLOYMENT PLUS NOW HIRING FOR PAYLESS DISTRIBUTION CENTER IN BROOKVILLE GREAT EXTRA MONEY FOR THE HOLIDAYS 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shift openings. Pay $10.50 per hour, most shifts are 4 – 10 days or evenings and include a weekend day or weekend schedule. Must have good attendance and theability to be on your feet for 10-12 hours per day. Good attention to detail, good work history, and you must pas...
Description Position Summary: In this position you would meet and greet incoming customer truck drivers at our fuel island. The duties may consist of vehicle inspections, fueling and washing of vehicles, pick-up and delivery of vehicles and parts, tire changes, daily rental check in/out, parts pricing and stocking and facility maintenance. Candidate must be able to work in various weather elemen...
Description Position Summary: This hands-on supervisor would be responsible for coordination, scheduling and auditing of maintenance repairs to include preventative, mechanical and electrical repair to tractors, trucks and trailers. You will have access to industry leading technology, tools and training. You will be involved in the hiring, training, and ongoing development of technicians to ens...
Position delivers products to stores on an established route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, etc. (average of 15-20 stops per day). Drives the delivery vehicle to a location, unloads and brings products into the store. Is responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of products on store shelves, displays, vending equipmen...
Fantastic and growing company looking for Class A CDL drivers for 3rd shift. Average runs are between 350-400 miles and are home EVERY day!! Don’t miss out, be a part of the winning team! New routes are popping up all the time due to new business. Here are the following requirements: Must have a Current DOT Card Clean driving record Clean background Must be able to verify 2 years experience ...
Job ID: 34857 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
Material Handlers / Forklift Operators Needed ASAP for a distribution center in Aurora, IL!! The following duties and responsibilities are essential in the daily execution of the position: •Accurately pull and scan product that will be transferred to the store locations. •Verify product pulled to the pick list and scan summary •Carefully load the product on the trucks following the correct pro...
Current Need As an Operations Supervisor on our team, you’ll be helping to keep our distribution center operating smoothly. From training to problem solving to maintaining equipment, your work will help save lives. Specifically, we need you to: help plan and direct operations keep morale and work standards high train and manage your team control expenses control employee turnover and overtim...
Union Supply Group is one of North America's leaders in the distribution of food and general merchandise serving a unique customer base requiring same day order shipment with a 100% fulfillment and accuracy rate. The Union Supply culture supports and requires strong, self-reliant leadership capable of working in a rapidly evolving and dynamic team environment that is focused on results, and emplo...

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