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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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Truck Drivers OTR/ Regional We have positions available for OTR and Regional Truck Drivers. We have many runs during the day, evenings nights and even weekends. You will need about 1 year experience, 99%. NO TOUCH freight. Extra pay for HazMat Base pay according to years of experience starting at $.37/mile Contact us @ 1-800-356-9350 or go online to: skinnertransfer.com for an application. m...
Del Monte Fresh Produce/ Tricont Trucking Recruiting Drivers for Plant City, FL. Competitive wages, benefits, F/T position, Class A CDL Paid 30 min DOT break, 800-603-0092 x209 *****...
Temporary Drivers - Company Provided Vehicle - No CDL Required - Great Opportunity PUT YOUR FUTURE IN DRIVE Looking for a new opportunity in an exciting industry? Do you have prior experience as a non-CDL commercial vehicle driver? Have you operated a step van, box truck, sprinter, stake bed, shuttle bus, or 18-wheeler? If so, you should know that Volt has been selected by FedEx Ground to p...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers. Make your own schedule, drives available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money for you! If you are self-motivated, have good customer service s...
Independent Drivers needed in Norfolk, Virginia !! Transportation broker seeks independent drivers with cargo vans to perform day/evening routes Monday - Friday in Norfolk, VA. Great opportunity for those who qualify!! Requirements: Cargo Van Valid DL/Insurance Clean MVR/Background Check/ Drug Screen Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Norfolk, VA Type: ...
Drivers Needed - Busy Courier Company COMPANY: Excel Courier, Inc. Courier company needs drivers with delivery vehicle - Car,Minivan, SUV, Cargo Van or Covered Pick-up. Clean Driving Record - no DUIs or DWIs Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Sterling, VA Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 1282 Vehicle Type: Car, Minivan / SUV, Cargo Van, Covered Pickup ...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution center, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking a Contract Route Driver. One route open NOW, client required delivery times are Monday through Saturday. This route generally begins at 7:00 PM Monday-Friday, and 3:00 PM on Saturdays. This route will average 6 to...
Courier drivers needed For Route Work In Austin COMPANY: Data Rush Couriers Courier company is seeking courier drivers for route work, in Austin area early morning. Seeking drivers for Bee Cave area for routed work. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Austin, TX Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 18482 Vehicle Type: Any Click here to view full ad with det...
AWESOME PEOPLE WITH GOOD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH OWN VEHICLE TO WORK ON CALL FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. CURRENTLY WORKING... NOT A PROBLEM WE REALIZE YOUR NOT MAKING MONEY UNLESS YOUR WHEELS ARE TURNING. WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY COMPANY LOGOS ON YOUR VEHICLE. REQUIREMENTS: RELIABILI...
Delivery Vendors Needed with Car, Van or Box Truck COMPANY: Quality Transportation Courier company looking for Delivery Vendors with own Car, Van or Box Truck for deliveries in the South Florida, tri-county area. Monday thru Friday and Weekend available. Looking for dedicated, experienced people. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Deerfield Beach, FL Type...
Temporary Drivers Needed - Great Opportunity - Company Vehicle Provided - CDL Not Required Flexible Schedules. Extra Cash for the Holidays. On-Call Temporary Drivers Randstad Sourceright is hiring temporary Drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground, one of our company’s most admired clients. Qualifications include:* •21 years or older •Motor vehicle record screeni...
Delivery Pros w/BOX TRUCK * Home Delivery for Americas Top retailers! Chicago Metro Area COMPANY: Select Express & Logistics Select Express & Logistics is a national leader in same day/next day home delivery & assembly. We are looking for delivery professionals - experienced in handling furniture and other goods. Steady work available for Owner Operators - days, nights, weekends, holidays. As a...
Dedicated Delivery Routes opening for San Diego County COMPANY: TRITON LOGISTICS CORPORATION Large Delivery Vehicles Only. Nissan NV High Roofs, Dodge Promasters, Sprinters, P900's, We are increasing our volume. Dedicated delivery and pick up routes coming available. Deliver on average 100-200 stops per day. Deliveries for customers like Amazon, Walmart, Apple,office max,and many more. Inter...
Delivery Drivers - Contracted - Cargo Van, Minivan or Car COMPANY: Reliable Runners Drivers: The area's leading provider of Same-Day Delivery and Logistics for 25 years has immediate need for additional delivery service providers (Independent Contractors). Must be dependable, aggressive, organized individuals with own late model vehicle (CARGO VANS, MINI VANS and CARS). Work throughout N.E. O...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Minivan, Full Sized Truck with Topper or Cargo Van Script Fleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Auburn area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. **MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: minivan, full sized truck with a topper, or a cargo van. Living in the Auburn area pr...
Join Superior Pool Products / POOLCORP, the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies and related backyard products and a billion dollar business! Founded in 1981 POOLCORP now operates over 300 service centers in North America and Europe, through which we distribute more than 160,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 80,000 wholesale customers. We have reve...
Driver needed With Box Truck - Hazmat courier needed COMPANY: Condor Express Inc Courier company needs driver - Independent Contractor with 24-26' truck with Hazmat endorsement needed for a daily (M-F) run. Start in New Berlin, Wisconsin anytime after 10am and deliver to Fox Lake Il before 4pm. Product is propellant and will vary anywhere from 4-8 pallets Respond online for more information. ...
FedEx Ground full time positions available COMPANY: J&M Poczontek, Inc. Full time parcel delivery positions open for the Akron and Richfield areas. Must be: -21 or older -have a clean driving record -1 yr commercial driving experience in the last 3 yrs -NO CDL REQUIRED If interested please respond to this post. Position is Monday thru Friday. Salary is $550-$700/week. Pay commensurate wit...
Independent Printing is seeking a qualified individual to join us as a full-time Shipping Clerk. This individual will be responsible for the overall preparation of jobs for shipping. Duties will include preparing paperwork, updating Prism, preparing shipping quotes and bills of lading, boxing and labeling product, wrapping skids, and interacting with Customer Service, Hand Finishing and Machine F...
Independent Contracted Courier Driver needed with Fuel Efficient Vehicle Courier company needs Independent contractors with knowledge of Jacksonville & Nassau County roadways, reliable small van, small SUV, (HHR or Scion XB etc...) or small truck that is LESS THAN 10 YEARS OLD required. No V-8 vehicles please, we need a vehicle that gets good gas mileage. 3 year clean MVR, Background & Drug scr...

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