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.
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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Company Confidential San Francisco, CA, 94118
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Basic Purpose: This position is responsible for aiding the Merchant in the selection of merchandise and in the planning process of the department. This position conducts analyses, proposes re-orders and assures that all issues are followed through to completion. Principal Accountabilities: Direct: Assist in catalog layout by determining what samples are needed. Work with Product Management to obta...
Join STG, Inc. and watch your career soar! Be part of a diverse team of men and women who solve the most challenging problems today. MUST BE A U.S CITIZEN TO OBTAIN A GOVERNMENT SECURITY CLEARANCE. Looking for an exceptionally talented and motivated Logistics customer support and quality assurance specialist. This is a mid-level position in the Diplomatic Pouch and Mail Branch (DPM) and this posit...
We are currently recruiting for the following position based out of our Secaucus New Jersey Distribution Centers: Shipping and Transportation Manager POSITION SUMMARY: The Shipping and Transportation Manager oversees, manages and coordinates all the Transportation and Shipping related activities of all 3 Distribution Centers. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: · Oversee the daily Logistical and Transpor...
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10 CDL A DRIVERS NEEDED Denver, Lakewood, Golden & Aurora Local drivers needed immediately! Due to new business in the Denver area, we are seeking xperience experienced Class A drivers to haul loads and do local deliveries. No more mileage pay, stop pay, per piece, percentage of the load, etc. Earn a great HOURLY PAY, Home DAILY, paid on a weekly basis and enjoy comprehensive benefits - medical, d...
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Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77060
Small fast growing company in the North side of Houston, Texas looking for someone in the position ofWarehouse Associate. Responsibilities: · Receive material physically and system (computer) materials · Pull, package and ship orders in an accurate manner · Organize stocks and maintain inventories · Deliver orders to will call customers · Inspect goods for defects and damages · Track inventory in...
Fed Ex Freight City Driver Full-Time & Part-Time Roseville, MN Begin your career with the FedEx Team as a Tractor Trailer Driver and work in an environment that values, supports, and respects each associate for their special skills, talents, and knowledge. As a member of the FedEx Corp. family of companies, FedEx Freight is the $3.2 billion leading U.S. provider of next-day and second-day regional...
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