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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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Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; maintaining records. Duties: * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck by ordering, placing, and securing items. * Delivers items by i...
$.41 per mile! REG Positions Available As a family-owned company with over 35 years in the business, we know how it can get on the road, that's why we offer our drivers great miles, increased pay and home time so that you can live WEL. New Pay Increase! OTR Drivers Can Earn $.40 to $.41 Per Mile Excellent per-mile base pay (based on OTR experience) Student Drivers Welcome upon completion of D...
OTR DRIVER Wheelworx, LLC is looking for an experienced, safety minded over the road driver for a full time position. Our freight is primarily hauled on standard 48' flatbed trailers and the driver will be responsible for securing the loads. Minimum requirements: Class A CDL, 3 yrs. OTR experience, clean driving record / MVR, at least 21 yrs. of age. If you have any questions, I can be reached vi...
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriented individual with the following skills: · Perform shi...
Description Subcontract Administratoris responsible for the development subcontract specifications, work statements,and terms and conditions for the procurement of specialized materials,equipment, and/or services. Day to day duties may include: · Executing procurement activities to include o Evaluating customer RFPs o Developing subcontract RFPs o Evaluating subcontractor proposals o Develo...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Monday - Friday 1:00 PM Start Time Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accur...
Responsible for maintaining product availability and merchandising products at all designated accounts. Responsible for keeping inventory records and writing replenishment orders on designated weekend accounts (or other possible exceptions). Responsible for the data entry and transmission of written orders. Job responsibilities also include open communication between Merchandising Supervisor, Acco...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto ...
Responsible for maintaining inventory at maximum levels; supervisory or lead functions required. - Count and reconcile daily inventory. - Monitor and track syrup usage in production runs. - Reconcile and confirm daily production orders. - Track and report efficiencies and yields associated with inventory/production. - Reconcile raw materials, all sales loads, and track/report in breakage, dam...
The Fleet Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the daily operations of the Fleet Maintenance department within the designated area along with ensuring that all Fleet equipment is maintained in a safe and serviceable manner. • Job Responsibility (Corporate) Ensure that preventative maintenance programs are being followed at all locations. • Performs quality control audits. • Ensures ...
Manages warehouse supervisory personnel and warehouse functions. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise warehouse the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels and product loss control. - Oversee shipping and recei...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
Responsible for maintaining inventory at maximum levels; supervisory or lead functions required. - Count and reconcile daily inventory. - Monitor and track syrup usage in production runs. - Reconcile and confirm daily production orders. - Track and report efficiencies and yields associated with inventory/production. - Reconcile raw materials, all sales loads, and track/report in breakage, dam...
Responsible for the delivery, installation, and set up of all equipment and products required for special events. - Deliver, set up, break down trailers, equipment and product for special events. - Clean and maintain special events vehicles, trailers, and equipment. - Meet customer service expectations through daily communication, problem resolution, and appropriate follow up. - Fill in for other ...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Responsible for performing routine clerical duties in accordance with standard administrative office procedures. - Perform data entry. - File and perform other clerical duties. - Distribute routine correspondence, including mail and faxes. - Copy, bind, and distribute business reports and presentations. - Purchase, receive and stock office supplies. - Lift and move various size packages. Clerk Sc...

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