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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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Description Job Summary: Provides technical support to the Perioperative Staff, to include Anesthesiologists, Anesthesia Residents, and CRNAs, caring for patients before, during, and after surgical procedures. Responsible for ordering, managing, and, maintaining supplies and equipment pertinent to patient care and the efficient operation of the surgical suites. Utilizes computerized inventory sy...
Description Job Summary: Reports to the SPD Supervisor; and maintains an adequate inventory of sterile supplies for use in the OR sterile core and surgical suites. Follows standard procedures and ensures the quality of the Case Cart System, and routinely alters procedures & upgrades standards keeping the Surgical Service Director & SPD Supervisor advised. Skills & Abilities: Possess an excelle...
Description 1. Transports patient as directed. 2. Assists recovery room RNs with patient care. 3. Assists patients at discharge with dressing and transport. 4. Maintains a clean and safe environment of care. Qualifications High school diploma or equivalent required. Previous patient transport experience preferred....
Description Under the supervision of Materials Management Director will demonstrate effectiveness in all facets of supply operations, to include but limited to: processing of incoming and outgoing supplies, equipment, packages, and freight; perform inventory control procedures; distribute supplies and notifying Buyer of out of stock or low quantities on hand. Is responsible for the processing and...
We are looking for several logistics coordinators for a 24/7 frac sand dispatch operation. Must be willing to work different shifts with possible overtime. Must be familiar with common computer software. This position can be very high paced and requires attention to detail. You will be working directly with the customer on a one-on-one basis, so professionalism and great customer service is a top ...
DIRECT HIRE WAREHOUSE MANAGER CORESTAFF Services is a seeking a direct hire Warehouse Manager for a wholesale company located in Hayward, CA. you will be responsible for planning,organizing, and controlling all warehouse activities for all of the facilities. Responsible for implementing company operating policies and procedures that achieve a safe, efficient, and cost effective warehouse operatio...
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...
DRESS HAUL DRIVERS Mountaire is currently recruiting Dress Haul Drivers (OTR Driving) Mountaire offers a Sign-On Bonus of up to $1,000 for all qualified drivers, competitive pay, stable work, medical, dental and vision plans and much more! To view current job openings visit: www.mountaire.com...
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...
DRIVERS National company needs five (5) new local drivers and salespeople. Make $1000 weekly plus. Good drivers license and over 21 years. No experience necessary. Call: 910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725 OR 404-763-2271...
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...
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...
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. This is a second shift position, from 2pm - 10:30 pm. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriente...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
OFFICE SUPPLY DELIVERY DRIVER BOX TRUCK DELIVERY DRIVING EXPERIENCE A MUST! MUST APPLY IN PERSON!! -Location: 1055 Arthur Ave, Elk Grove Village (Logsdon Office Supply) -Application hours 9am - 3pm Monday - Friday -Full Time -Some OT -Knowledge of Northwest Suburbs and Chicagoland area a must -Knowing how to use a map book and not GPS only essential -Must be able to lift 50lbs + consiste...
If you've got the drive, we've got the opportunity. Randstad is adding temporary drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground. It is extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. Working hours: Varied hours Qualifications: 21 years or older Motor Vehicle Record Screening* Drug screen, background checks, and physical Customer Service Skills No CDL required Minimum o...
Position drives a tractor/trailer truck to make long-distance pick-ups and deliveries of predominantly finished products or materials/supplies. Checks and/or assists in the loading/unloading of the trailer. Obtains proper authorization for all deliveries/pick-ups. Inspects vehicle for proper and safe operating conditions before and after each trip. Must maintain a DOT driver's log and adhere to al...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Tractor-Trailer Drivers. This position involves driving a tractor-trailer unit to one or more destinations and then returning to the original domicile during the same work shift. Some work is performed outdoors. Seasonal Tractor-Trailer Drivers typically work weekdays (Monday through Friday) and are required to meet driver appear...

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