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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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The Route Sales Representative's (RSR) function is to effectively service all routed customers, provide pre-ordered products and to 'up-sell' additional products of interest. Each route and delivery day is unique and entails an average of 40-70 stops per day servicing residential, retail and commercial customers. The primary role of the RSR is to effectively service all customers in a safe and pro...
International Aerospace company is looking for a strong Supply Chain Compliance Specialist to oversee compliance in support of Supply Chain initiatives worldwide. Position includes reporting responsibilities to internal and external customers related to compliance and audit support. Is responsible for addressing operational needs and for ensuring and maintaining a fully compliant, and US governmen...
BARKSDALE, INC. JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Commodity Manager FLSAStatus: Exempt Date: March 12, 2014 Reports To: Director of Supply Chain Provides Direction To: Supply Chain Buyers/Planners _____________________________________________________________________________________ Job Summary: Responsible for executing the global supply chain strategy for assigned commodities and geographic locations. P...
Penn Power Group is currently seeking a Parts Delivery Driver. Responsibilities will include pulling, loading and delivering parts to our customers. Driver should be able to plan out routes in a cost effect manner and keep a tight schedule. Individuals considered for this position must have a clean driving record and a friendly, professional manner and the ability to lift 70lbs. A clean driving re...
BARKSDALE, INC. JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Shipping and Receiving Supervisor FLSA Status: Exempt Date: July 2014 Reports To: Materials Manager Provides Direction To: Warehouse and Shipping Team Job Summary: Under general supervision, organize, coordinate and supervise the daily operations and activities of the Shipping and ReceivingDepartment. Examples of Essential Functions: 1. Work with Sales an...
Adecco Staffing is assisting a local client in recruiting for a Janitor. This position will be responsible for maintaining premises and work areas of offices and industrial buildings. Uses janitorial supplies, maintains restroom areas and removes garbage. Works on assignments that are routine in nature where limited judgment is required. Normally receives detailed instructions on all work. 40 - ho...
For a Limited Time $500 Sign On Bonus!!!!! $250 After Successful Completion of Training and $250 After Successful Completion of Probation Period (90 Days) *Must Mention This Posting to Qualify for Sign On Bonus* We are searching for experienced CDL Permit with Passenger endorsement Driver Professionals who are interested in PARATRANSIT operations as well as those interested in launching a DRIVING...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Minneapolis area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: covered pick-up, minivan or large SUV. Routes originate from Roseville and Lakeville. Routes leave at 8AM-6PM. Routes available 7 days a week deliverin...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Scriptfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Daphne area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN a car. Stat routes are available anytime; nights and weekends included. MUST be at least 21 years of age. MUST live in the area of Daphne, Spanish Fort or Fairhope. *MUST have excellent mot...
Drivers - independent Contractors with Car, Minivan, Cargo Van or SUV: Earn $100 - $300 per Day - NEMT Drivers for Various Locations COMPANY: RJH Couriers, LLC Courier company is seeking drivers to transport patients to non emergency medical appointments in Pontiac, Southfield, Livonia, Detroit and Macomb County. You earn $100-$300 per day. Shifts available days and afternoons (some evenings and w...
Full time employee route. Driver needed with Cargo Van COMPANY: REDLINE COURIER SERVICE Courier company needs Route driver. Driver will be preforming 100 stops daily within a 5mile radius. Prior UPS, FED EX, ONTRAC experience is a +. if you have the ability to fulfill this & are a fast worker please call us today. Excellent starting pay $18.00 40hr a week. Must have cargo van. Respond online today...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Box Truck COMPANY: Delivery Solutions LLC Courier company currently looking for on demand drivers for a rapidly growing company. TSA certification a plus but not necessary. currently looking for box & straight trucks with liftgate. Respond today for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Albany, NY Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 8633 Vehic...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Logistics Coordinator Graham, NC; Mebane, NC Unspecified Apply Apply Logistics Coordinator Graham, NC; Mebane, NC Unspecified Apply Job Details Are you looking for job stability, great pay and an opportunity to work with an incredibly fun team?? We are a very well-established family oriented manufacturing com...
This position will lead, plan, develop, organize, and monitor MWI’s national transportation and logistics including internal and contracted delivery system networks. Job Responsibilities: • Develop a national transportation strategy that aligns with MWI’s operations and supply chain strategies. • Manage our freight strategies at the customer level, ensuring timely distribution of customer orders (...
Company: Yoh Supply Chain Analyst needed for a fulltime job opportunity with Yoh's client located in Palo Alto, CA. The Big Picture - Top Skills You Should Possess: - Experience with International Commerce Operations, Harmonize Tariff System and Export Administration Regulations. - Import / Export experience - Supply Base or Logistics experience What You'll Be Doing: - Communicates with factories...
Company: Yoh Supply Chain Expeditor needed for a contract opportunity for Yoh's client located in Greensboro, NC. Top Skills You Should Possess: - MRP / ERP / SAP experience - Time Management - Microsoft Office Suite - Organizational Skills What You'll Be Doing: - Coordinating with suppliers on delivery date status - Work with suppliers on parts with past due status - Keep SAP updated with changes...
Job Description: Immediate need for warehouse clerk seeking growing, stable career and is looking for an appropriate relaxed dress code environment. Successful candidates will have a great attendance record, be very dependable, and have a can-do/positive attitude. Position is responsible for unloading inbound inventory, checking stock, picking/packing orders. Apply for this great position as a war...
We are seeking a responsible, full-time driver with 3 years flat bed and end dump experience. Requires CDL - Class A. We offer: Monday - Friday work schedule No Weekends Home every night Benefits package available Paid vacation after 1 year Uniforms, safety gear and seasonal clothing provided To be considered you must have clean MVR and be over the age of 21 to meet insurance requirements. Must pa...
The Route Sales Representative's (RSR) function is to effectively service all routed customers, provide pre-ordered products and to 'up-sell' additional products of interest. Each route and delivery day is unique and entails an average of 40-70 stops per day servicing residential, retail and commercial customers. The primary role of the RSR is to effectively service all customers in a safe and pro...
Almo Corporation, the largest national wholesale distributor of major appliances and consumer electronics, with more than 65 years of growth and success, is currently looking for an experienced Warehouse Returns Supervisor to manage the warehouse returns department. We offer an exciting work opportunity in a growing and forward-thinking company. Full benefits package offered. Equal Opportunity Emp...
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