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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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Line Haul Driver - Full time Company Provided Vehicle COMPANY: Hackbarth Delivery Service Courier company is looking for full time driver for Line Haul. Company Provided Vehicle. Must have a CDL 12 month of previous tractor trailer driving experience Knowledge of DOT regulations and safe driving and adhere to those regulations The willingness and ability to submit to and pass a MVR, Drug screen an...
IC's Wanted: Vans - 24'-26' Trucks & 2 Man Teams COMPANY: Manko Delivery Systems Inc Manko Delivery Systems, Inc. has immediate openings for Independent Contractors. We have on-demand work for Vans thru 24'-26' Box vehicles. We have recurring routes in the Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland, Saint Petersburg and Sarasota market area for 24'-26' Box Trucks w/Lift Gates. We have additional recurring needs...
Transportation company in Perris, CA is looking for a Class A Driver with experience. Must have endorsement: Doubles. Hauling grain/feed to local dairy's and mill's. Please apply in person: 336 E. Ellis Ave Perris, CA 92570 Must bring copy of DMV print out. Must have at least two years with Class A License....
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for warehouse associates to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are safety conscious and have a pleasant, outgoing attitude who want to excel in a warehouse environment. Shift is from 4:30 PM- 12 AM with overtime Major Responsibilities: Job requirements may include the following where applicable...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems was...
Position Purpose: Responsible for executing the overall short and long term strategy for assigned category/ categories. This includes, creating and maintaining vendor relationships, marketing products, developing product line strategies and reporting financial results. The Merchant makes all or most of the buying decisions for the assigned category and negotiates terms with suppliers to drive item...
Job Purpose: Keeps production supplied by retrieving materials and supplies; operating a forklift or reach lift. Duties: * Plans supply and material requirements by studying production schedule; scheduling deliveries to production area. * Retrieves supplies and materials by studying specifications; locating and verifying supplies and materials; secures pallet on truck; moves pallet to production l...
Raytheon Missile Systems showcases the talented professionals, cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions that ensure the success of our customers missions worldwide. Innovative technologies, Superior solutions, outstanding opportunities. Raytheon is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a histo...
SR. Manager Supply Chain- Mission Support Solutions Supply Chain Capture (Front End of the Business) This position will be responsible for leading all of the Supply Chain Capture (SCC) activities for the Mission Support Solutions (MSS) Mission Area, one of the five business sectors within Intelligence Information and Services (IIS) of Raytheon Company. This position can be located in Dulles and re...
Candidates must have CDL A/Heavy Equipment experience. Be willing to work extended hours. Pay will range from 10'12/hr. based on experience....
Get on the fast track to a more rewarding career with National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car - teams that are committed to quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and employee development. We are a multibillion-dollar industry leader that is rapidly expanding and growing. At National and Alamo, exciting careers and opportunities are made possible, because how far you go is really up to you. I...
Driver/Laborer Regency Technologies is a leading national provider of Information Technology Asset Management services and a RD RIOS certified recycler. The Company provides industry leading support to the world’s largest corporations and electronics retailers. Due to our growing business, we are looking for a box truck driver to our current team. At Regency, you will be a part of our committed st...
Company Confidential Denver, CO, 80002
FedEx is widely acknowledged as a world-class company. We are honored and proud to be consistently recognized as a great place to work, a technology innovator and one of the world's most admired and respected companies. To operate company vehicles and provide courteous and efficient delivery and pick-up of packages; to check shipments for conformance to FedEx features of service; to provide relate...
Company Confidential Corvallis, OR, 97301
Position Summary ODOT14-0271ocA - Corvallis This recruitment is to augment the candidate pool generated by job announcement # ODOT14-0271oc. If you have previously applied for this position, you need not re-apply. Names of qualified applicants will remain on the list for further consideration. This position is responsible to ensure the life and safety of the public and employees on the state highw...
BASIC FUNCTION · Responsible for sourcing of raw materials and components, negotiating pricing, placement and maintenance of purchase orders based on DBA requirements, monitoring vendor performance metrics and insuring that the established inventory levels are maintained on hand. This position works closely with internal and external to insure that customer satisfaction is maintained. Develop, imp...
Director of Operations Approved Freight Forwarders/Approved Transportation & Warehousing, Ltd. has an immediate opening for a Director of Operations. Responsibilities include coordinate and manage the movement of freight to and from, California and to and from the islands of Hawaii and Guam, in a fast paced cross dock environment. Manage, evaluate and mentor Freight Operations Managers, Terminal O...
About Aon Aon plc (NYSE: AON) is the leading global provider of risk management, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and human resources solutions and outsourcing services. Through its more than 65,000 colleagues worldwide, Aon unites to empower results for clients in over 120 countries via innovative and effective risk and people solutions and through industry-leading global resources and techni...
Adecco Transportation is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Class A driver job in Santa Fe Springs. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. As a Class A Driver you will be responsible for local Class A delivery to the ports of Long Beach. Apply Now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Class A driving job include: • Safe driving • DOT com...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Con...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide planning support for designated area(s); ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP). Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads; tailor planning to meet area needs. Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and pro-actively communicate to appropriate leadership. K...
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