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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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DRESS HAUL DRIVERS Mountaire is currently recruiting Dress Haul Drivers (OTR Driving) Mountaire offers a Sign-On Bonus of up to $1,000 for all qualified drivers, competitive pay, stable work, medical, dental and vision plans and much more! To view current job openings visit: www.mountaire.com...
DRIVERS National company needs five (5) new local drivers and salespeople. Make $1000 weekly plus. Good drivers license and over 21 years. No experience necessary. Call: 910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725 OR 404-763-2271...
Driver Positions At Durham School Services, everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line—our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find. We expect all drivers to meet stringent selection criteria, which includes drug testing, background checks and an extensive interview process. The search for the right driv...
Driver Positions At Durham School Services, everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line—our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find. We expect all drivers to meet stringent selection criteria, which includes drug testing, background checks and an extensive interview process. The search for the right driv...
Driver Positions At Durham School Services, everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line—our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find. We expect all drivers to meet stringent selection criteria, which includes drug testing, background checks and an extensive interview process. The search for the right driv...
Driver Positions At Durham School Services, everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line—our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find. We expect all drivers to meet stringent selection criteria, which includes drug testing, background checks and an extensive interview process. The search for the right driv...
Driver Positions At Durham School Services, everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line—our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find. We expect all drivers to meet stringent selection criteria, which includes drug testing, background checks and an extensive interview process. The search for the right driv...
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...
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Driver Needed Current and ongoing need for a driver two days a week for a local business person. Route is from Powell to Bellefontaine on Tuesday and Thursday. Driver will be responsible for taking individual to Bellefontaine in the morning and bringing them back to Powell in the evening. Looking for responsible, conscientious individual with reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Mus...
DRIVERS NEEDED ICS Ohio, east side of Columbus, is seeking dependable class "A" Drivers. Lift up to 50 lbs. full benefits with matching 401(K). $1000 sign on bonus. Call trans. supervisor at 614-856-5920, fax 614-860-0116, or apply at 1385 Blatt Blvd. Gahanna, 43230. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
newtoday.jpg Transportation Regional Class "A" Driver Stone Connection needs a hands on CDL A driver with 1 to 2 years exp for our FWB facility. Some overnight, but home 3-4 nights/ wkends. Mileage, drop fees, & medical/ dental benefits. Apply in person at 638 B Anchors Street, NW-FWB, email ***** or fax resume to 850-244-1767. EOE Web ID#: 34304348...
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....
Trucking - Tractor Trailer Drivers, CDL A- Norristown PA Grocery Haulers Inc. has opptys for reliable CDL-A Drivers to transport baked goods to regional distribution centers. Excellent earnings potential. Steady Work, Home Daily! Min of 3 yrs recent tractor-trailer driving exp & clean driving record req'd. For more info, please call (toll-free) 866-411-2444. On-Line Application avail at: grocery...
Class B CDL Smith Dairy has a full time driving position available in the Columbus area. Four days a week, home every night, no weekends. 1 1/2 years tractor/trailer experience, good driving record. Send resumes to *****. Applications available at www.dairyenterprisesinc.com This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
TURN UP THE HEAT ON YOUR CAREER! At AmeriGas, the nation’s largest propane distributor, we have an immediate opening for a hard working, customer focused Delivery Representative for our Grafton location. We offer: • Full time Schedules • Competitive Wages • Medical & Dental Benefits • 401 (k) Savings Plan • Tuition Reimbursement • Team Environment Requirements include a high school diplom...
Operations Manager/Dispatcher Merchants 5 Star is looking for an Operations Manager/Dispatcher for our growing fleet. This person must have extensive knowledge of 3PL boards, and be able to negotiate rates to meet our daily requirements. Good communication skills with customers and with our dispatch team, and knowledge of FMCSA hours of service is required. Please email your resume and salary requ...
DELIVER happiness. Temporary Drivers Needed! We know what you want in a job. Kelly Services® is now hiring seasonal delivery drivers for assignments with FedEx Ground®. Don't miss your chance to join one of the world's most recognized companies in delivering joy to people across the country every day. Requirements: 21 years or older 1 year of business-related driving exp strongly pref'd Minimum of...
This position is located in our KS, Ft Riley facility The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the capital equipment and medical equipment system delivery and installation with vendors, receive and issue medical and non-medical equipment, fixtures, and equipment dedicated to the Initial Outfitting & Transition (IO&T) Program for the new Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH), Fort Rile...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
DC Department Supervisor Full Time – Cranbury, NJ Associates in a DC Department Supervisor position will lead an hourly team to do the fast paced work required to run the distribution center as efficiently, safely and productively as possible. They will ensure orders are selected, packaged, loaded, and dispatched safely, timely, efficiently and economically, and that proper records are maint...

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