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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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Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.The Inventory Manager is responsible for the development of the merchandise plan including sales, margin, inventory turnover, and in stock percentage at the line, category, and appropriate class or key item...
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.This role is responsible for the development of the merchandise plan including sales, margin, inventory turnover, and in stock percentage at the line, category, and appropriate class or key item level. In a...
Job Description: Immediate need for few good mechanics with Quick Lube, Tire/Balance/ Belt change experience for large volume dealership. Flat rate $10 (M-F) 7 to 6 Every other Sat 8 to 2. Great benefits & trade school and/or previous parts experience is a plus. Respond today with resume and full contact information. Full Benefits Package Competitive Pay Plan Paid Vacations We are an equal employm...
Job Description: Seeking a Customer Service Representative with experience in Transportation/Logistics industry. Position will entail assisting customers on a daily basis, supporting all functions of the business while making sure the customers receive the best service possible. Tracking and tracing duties as required. Ensures all documentation is up to date, all customers have a current signed ta...
Job Description: Immediate need for a Manufacturing Electrical/Engineer seeking for an opportunity at a growing company. Will be responsible to plan, design, set up, modify, optimize and monitor manufacturing processes. Knowledge in Electrical Test and Validation is a Requirement. Apply for this great position as a Manufacturing Engineer today! We are an equal employment opportunity employer and w...
Get on the fast track to a more rewarding career with Alamo Rent-A-Car in Kona, Hawaii . We are committed to quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and employee development. We are a multibillion-dollar industry leader that is rapidly expanding and growing. At Alamo Rent-A-Car, exciting careers and opportunities are made possible, because how far you go is really up to you. It's a fast-paced,...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Warehouse Manager job in Gardena. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. As a Warehouse Manager manage inventory, maintain physical condition of th warehouse,manger warehouse staff, requirments, compliance, you will be responsible for (list examples¿.). Apply Now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities f...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide training for Students to become licensed Commercial Drivers. Reviews student's driving skill-set, such as performing turns, backing, shifting, etc. Ensures students posses a basic knowledge in dealing with intersections, urban/rural areas, expressways, bridges, overpasses, etc. Instructs students in performing daily truck and trailer sa...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide training for Students to become licensed Commercial Drivers. Reviews student's driving skill-set, such as performing turns, backing, shifting, etc. Ensures students posses a basic knowledge in dealing with intersections, urban/rural areas, expressways, bridges, overpasses, etc. Instructs students in performing daily truck and trailer sa...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide support to the Credit Department in analysis, processing, and maintenance of customer credit limits, account information, and collections. Responsible for set up of new bill-to codes (billable accounts) in the Swift system, appropriate parent/child relationship connections with shipper, biller, analyst, sales assignment, and routine dat...
As one of the nation's fastest growing Christian foster care ministries, The Bair Foundation is currently seeking candidates for a part time Case Aide Driver in Allegheny County. Core Responsibilities: 1. Transports foster children to fulfill arrangements approved by The Bair Foundation staff. 2. Maintains expense reports to comply with various regulations, policies and procedures. 3. Obtains sign...
The Buyer will be responsible for Procurement of Services in Engineering, Additional positions responsibilities include but not limited to: Assist the Category Manager and Director of Category Management in leading key teams and integration activities Manage multiple, complex bid negotiations and strategies at one time. Execute standardized strategic sourcing processes for assigned categories Main...
PURPOSE: Procures materials or other goods and/or coordinates activities involved with purchasing products and services, such as raw materials, equipment, tools, parts, supplies and advertising for establishment ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Review inventory count. Discuss timing and needs with manager. Procure needed product and services Issue purchase orders and follow up with deliveries, missed orde...
Create and implement a defined pricing process for a Big Data products; lead pricing analysis to develop pricing and market access strategy activities for Big data product Enhance tactical pricing tools and processes to support the deal management process Develop and communicate pricing decisions which are consistent with product and segment market strategies, based on an overall assessment of cus...
Working as the Lead Logistics Analyst, you will be responsible for demand planning and forecasting analytics. You will also be responsible for creation, analysis and distribution of demand planning metrics in support of the Network Supply Chain at AT&T. Additional Responsibilities: - Analyzing forecast accuracy, trends, bias and volatility - Activities related to development, distribution and anal...
PTI DRIVER JOB FAIR! – Wilmington, DE Driver Positions Available to Transport Railroad Crews! Full and Part Time Positions Available! Where: Best Western Plus Newark Address: 875 Pulaski HWY, Bear, DE 19701 Date: Thursday, July 31st Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Must: Have a valid driver’s license; have at least 7 years of driving experience; a clean driving record; read, write, and converse in English;...
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