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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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Support Import & Export Compliance activities, freight audits, record retention requirements, entering orders in SAP, and handling non-system orders. BS in Business Administration, Logistics, or related field preferred....
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Opportunities For New Truck Drivers Immediate openings available for new truck drivers with full training provided. PAM Transport is currently hiring OTR drivers for solo and team driving positions. At PAM Transport, we value our employees and know our drivers are our biggest assets. We run one of the newest and most modern fleets in the industry. As a truck driver at PAM Transport, you’ll enjoy ...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Our client, located in Lexington, NC , is seeking an experienced Shipping Clerk with export paperwork knowledge for it's manufacturing facility. Duties and skills include: Preparing bill of laden Exports/Commercial International documents Multi tasker Customer Service experience Domestic and International shipping experience Excel working knowledge Could be doing other duties within this a...
Pennoni Associates is seeking a mid-level engineer to join the Transportation Division in either our Pittsburgh, PA office or our Uniontown, PA office. The ideal candidate would be working with senior engineering staff on a wide variety of oil and gas related projects, PennDOT projects and others. Initial duties may include performing/leading workload efforts with road monitoring, performing video...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
DISTRICT MANAGER The Times is looking for the right candidate to assist with our Distribution Center operations. Working with contracted carriers, supervising the work of assistants, resolving subscribers issues, are key functions of this important role. Other responsibilities include inspection of delivery service, assisting with distribution of newspaper bundles, providing orientation to carrier...
Assistant Distribution Manager The Times is currently looking for a full-time (30-39 hours/week) Assistant District Manager to work in our Distribution Center and assure that all newspapers are delivered on a daily basis and in a timely manner. The candidate would also learn how to manage contractor routes. This individual will be responsible for product redelivery to customers, assist in delivery...
Posting/Position Details: All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful application submission applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off. The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting becomes unavailable for application as of 12:00am. (WMATA reserves the right to remove postings without notice as ...
Posting/Position Details : All WMATA posted job openings are available through 11:59 pm the night before the noted Close Date. To ensure successful submission of application applicants are encouraged to apply well before this cut-off. The noted Close Date is the date on which the posting is automatically removed from the website as of 12:00am at which time submission of an application is no longe...
Arrotin Plastics is looking for Inside Purchasing Agents, General labor & Logistics Assistant Apply at: 15012 Edgerton Rd or call 260-493-0032 This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwayne.com....
Source One Transportation, LLC A Guttman Group Company Quality Fuel Solutions for over 80 years. Immediate openings for Safe Professional Drivers SET START TIME LOCAL TANKER TRUCK- Home Every Day! * $3,000 Safety Bonus Potential * Starting Hourly Rate up to $20.75 based upon experience. * Medical, Dental and Vision Benefits * Matched 401 K Plan * 1 Year Commercial Driving Experience...
OTR DRIVERS OVER-THE-ROAD DRIVERS NEEDED: NEW PAY PACKAGE NOW IN EFFECT with a sign on bonus of $2000. Local company in Jefferson, WI with NO east coast, great home time, easy freight, first year pay up to 60K with annual raises and benefits. Need CLEAN record and 2 yrs. experience. Call Agnie @ 800-383-8386 ext 5714. madison.com 297195...
Warehouse Workers, Certified Forklift Operators, Pickers, Packers, Shipping and Receiving Clerks – Corporate Resource Services has 38 IMMEDIATE openings in the Napa, CA area. We are hiring: · Order Pickers and Packers · RF Scanners · Certified Forklift Operators · Cherry Picker Drivers · Shipping and Receiving Clerks These are full-time, long-term, temporary positions. Warehouse workers wil...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in space. Job Description: ATK Aerospace Systems is currently recruiting for a Buyer at our Bacchus, UT location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the...
Loaders, Unloaders, Material Handlers, Warehouse Workers - 40 needed IMMED – Large Logistics Company seeks 40 Warehouse Workers & Material Handlers to load and unload products on and off of trucks at their facility in Sumner, WA. These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $10 an hour, to start, plus LOTS OF OVERTIME at $15 an hour. Upon hire by the company, you will also rece...
Our client is currently seeking a Distribution Center Lean Specialist. Excellent growing company Exciting Continuous Improvement role Competitive salary Relocation assistance provided This job will have the following responsibilities: Supports and facilitates the development of the Lean initiative and cascades the Lean philosophy throughout Our Client's Distribution Center. Uses Lean Contin...

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