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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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Seasonal Part-Time Apply online to join our team! Simply go to: www.costco.com (click on Customer Service, then on Employment Opportunities) You're ready to apply online. COSTCO WHOLESALE Dry Depot - 267 / Chill Depot - 268 3800 N. DIVISION ST. MORRIS, IL 60450 Posting provided by:...
Panama City, 32402
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transport EARN EXTRA INCOME NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Niceville/ Navarre Open routes available in the early morning Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your community Independent Contractors Must have: lA reliable vehicle lProof of Auto Insurance lA valid driver’s license lBe 18 yrs or older Stop by the Daily News at 2 Eglin Pkwy NE, FWB, or ema...
Crestview, 32539
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295518...
Mossy Head, 32434
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295519...
Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295520...
Cantonment, 32533
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295521...
Company Confidential Gassville, 72635
Logistics/Transport Fuel Transport Driver Experienced, to work from the Niceville, FL Terminal. Need to be a self starter & motivated to get the job done. Will pay a competitive Wage, Benefits, Vacation, please send info for interested applicant to ***** or call 870-405-7110 will be in the FL area 8/3 - 8/10 for interviews can start immediately. Web Id 34296524...
RIVER ROAD ISD is now accepting applications for the following positions: BUS DRIVERS * Class B CDL with P and S endorsement is required * You may complete an online application at www.rrisd.net. No phone calls please. River Road ISD is an EOE....
25 DRIVERS TRAINEES NEEDED Learn to drive for H.O. Wolding, Inc. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! New Drivers can earn $850/weekly and Benefits! Carrier covers cost! Home Every Weekend! Now offering Driver Trainees $2,000 Sign-On-Bonus! 1-800-882-7364...
TAKING applications for experienced dump truck drivers. Central Paving, 270-443-1059....
Company Confidential Hanover, PA, 21048
FUEL TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for a road and bridge contractor. Class B CDL's, must have Hazmats, clean driving record and drug screening. Insurnace after 90 days, 401K, EOE. Please call 410-833-5345....
Odessa, 79764
Driver DRIVER NEEDED with clean driving record. Punctual, ability to pull and back up gooseneck bumper pull trailer, Fluent English speaking helpful. Bilingual a plus. Apply in person at CHAPARRAL INDUSTRIES 2320 West Oregon Odessa, TX....
Odessa, 79762
wild west express.TIF Drivers Drivers Needed M OTR/Owner Operators M INSURANCE & BENEFITS Work from your area Call Jim Reed at 432/661-6271 7 DAYS A WEEK...
Company Confidential SUTTER, CA, 95982
BUTTE SAND TRUCKING is looking for Truck Drivers Hourly pay with overtime, full benefit package after 90 days. Must have 2 years exp. Apply in person at 10373 S. Butte Rd., Sutter, CA. Must bring DMV H6 printout. EOEThis ad posted through www.appealdemocrat.com...
MJ SULLIVAN AUTOMOTIVE CORNER PARTS DEPARTMENT IS SEEKING: PARTS DRIVER / INVENTORY PERSON/ COUNTER PERSON Apply In Person. Ask For Ken Perry: Mon - Fri: 9am-3:30pm. 452 Broad Street, New London, CT. 06320 Posted in The Day...
APPLIANCE DELIVERY PERSON Apply In person 2 Greenmanville Ave. Mystic Posted in The Day...
DRIVERS-LTL & Truckload-Home Weekly Ashley Distribution Services in Leesport seeks • LTL Drivers Earning potential of $77,000 to $87,000 avg. $82,000 • Truckload Earning potential of $64,000 to $68,000 avg $ 66,000 •Home Weekly •Paid Vacation •401k •Med/Life/Dental •No Touch Class A CDL & at least 1 year current OTR exp. Clean MVR/PSP Reports. Call 1-800-837-2241 8AM to 4PM CST for info & app or e...
Company Confidential CARLISLE, PA, 17015
Driver/Transportation Driver/Transportation DRIVE THE BEST. DRIVE MAVERICK. $.50 A MILE!! DEDICATED RUN JUST OPENED IN YOUR AREA - Hiring area 50-mile radius of Carlisle, PA - $.50 per mile - Approx 2,000 miles per wk average - $48,000-$50,000 1st year average - $40 load pay - Preloaded trailers - Weekends at home - IMMEDIATE need, multiple positions available - Class A CDL & 21 yrs old with 6 mon...
Company Confidential NEW HOLLAND, PA, 17557
TRUCK DRIVE WANTED TRUCK DRIVER CDL CLASS A Out of Honey Brook, PA Evening Position, Home Everyday Every Other Weekend Off Drop & Hook No Touch Freight - 610-269-6037...
WAREHOUSE/CLASS A DRIVER CARQUEST Dist Center in Sutton , Ma has a combination Warehouse/ CDL Class A back up driver opening . Full benefits/401(k) avail. Drug test/ good driving record/bckgnd. required. Apply at 17 Gilmore Drive Sutton MA 01590. Call 508-453-1703 with any questions....

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