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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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Teams or team drivers wanted for dedicated run from Chicago NW suburbs to Southern TX twice a week (approx. 2700 miles per driver). * 5 days out, 2 days home every week. * Pay up to $1,700.00 per week. * Mostly drop & hook * Min 6 months experience required Apply Today!!...
Baystate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Newton, MA is accepting resumes to hire an F&I Manager / Finance Manager / Business Manager This candidate must have the following qualifications: Proven automotive dealership F&I experience with superior results Outstanding communication skills Computer savvy and meticulous on paper Complete knowledge of the funding process, menu selling and requisite regulator...
Join a well established oilfield tools manufacturing company who has a strong brand name in the industry. This opening is for a highly self-motivated person who possesses the ability to adapt to change and grow. •Production & material planning •Supplier relationships & negotiations •Inventory control management •Independent problem solving •ECN, BOM, drawings, specifications, and engineering relat...
Baystate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located in Newton, MA is accepting resumes to hire an experienced General Sales Manager We are seeking a motivated, hands-on leader with long-term focus. Our ideal candidate will be an individual who is local to the Boston area, a trainer, an exceptional team-leader, and a performer who appreciates being compensated for hard work and success. Requirements include b...
AAA is an award-winning employer with more than 100 years of service promoting safe and responsible transportation. We sell insurance, travel and automotive products in addition to our well-known Emergency Road Service and we lead the way as an advocate for alternative fuels and vehicles. AAA’s Auto Guardian provides our Members with safe, prompt, courteous, and efficient Emergency Roadside Servic...
Job Description This position reports directly to the Director of Global Supply Chain I. Responsibilities: Under minimal supervision of the Director of Global Supply Chain, the Logistics Manager is responsible for maintaining good working relationships with Valve Automation Business Leaders, and their local Staff, within Valve Automation worldwide operations. The Logistics Manager will have freque...
Baystate Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Newton, MA is currently seeking an experienced Sales Manager Sales Manager - Floor Manager - Desk Manager - Closer - Internet Manager - BDC Manager We want someone to “get it done” and be compensated for it. Hit the ground running on day one. Submit your resume today! Requirements include but are not limited to: Automotive dealership sales management experience...
Clay Cooley Nissan is accepting resumes to hire: BDC Manager / Internet Manager We are seeking a focused, hands-on BDC manager with automotive dealership management experience. We are looking for a professional, highly motivated, multi-tasking, detail oriented and responsible individual to join our team. We are ranked number one by our customers in sales, customer satisfaction, service & parts. In...
AAA is an award-winning employer with more than 100 years of service promoting safe and responsible transportation. We sell insurance, travel and automotive products in addition to our well-known Emergency Road Service and we lead the way as an advocate for alternative fuels and vehicles. AAA’s Auto Guardian provides our Members with safe, prompt, courteous, and efficient Emergency Roadside Servic...
BayState Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram located in Newton, MA is accepting resumes to hire Sales Professionals with strong Sales or Customer Service Background Product Specialists / Client Advisors / Internet Sales Associates We are ranked number one by our customers in sales, customer satisfaction, service & parts. We will train you to be successful in the auto industry! Want to enjoy your job? Work at...
Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington. Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for our Dallas Service Center to support our ongoing priority of assuring excellent customer relations. Core hours are anticipated to be 8:00 am to 5:00 pm based on business need. The Warehouse/Driver position i...
West Houston Auto Dealer Group is seeking an experienced Used Car Manager Excellent opportunity to run a busy Pre-owned department of Auto Dealership Must maintain strong focus on customer satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and profitability. We are looking for a candidate who will hit the ground running, roll up your sleeves and drive performance, but also willing to learn and grow with a busy,...
Rusty Wallis Honda is accepting applications and conducting personal interviews to hire: Sales Professionals / Salespeople / Sales Associates No automotive sales experience required! Join our high volume/top notch sales department. Our business is booming and we want to meet you! We welcome applicants with or without previous auto sales experience. We will train you to be successful in the auto sa...
Doug Gray Chevrolet GMC is hiring GM / General Motors / Chevrolet Experienced Auto Technicians of All Levels A level, B level, C level Automotive Technician / Mechanics Certifications and or factory training required We offer the best pay plan in the state. Let us make you an offer! Our employee benefits include: Great pay plan - $24 to $30 per hour Medical, dental & vision insurance 401K Paid vac...
Warehouse Workers Diamond Staffing Inc Client in the South Boston area is currently searching for experienced Warehouse Workers. These are 1st shift, temp to hire positions. Candidates must have experience with the following equipment: Manual Jack Electric Jack Pallet Rider Sit Down Forklift Stand Up Forklift High Reach Forklift. Candidates must have a High School Diploma or GED. Candidates must b...
Job Description Job Title: Terminal Dispatcher Department: Trucking Date: 8/9/12 Supervisor Title: Trucking Manager/ Terminal Manager Position Summary The Terminal Dispatcher will dispatch truck drivers for pick-ups at customers, local ports, and railroads, confirm proper bookings and billings to meet customer requirements, enter data in the computer for planning and general information, and provi...
Bruner Motors Inc. in Brownwood Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Toyota is accepting resumes to hire a: Technician - Mechanic All levels encouraged to apply Diesel, A, B or C level, ASE Certified, Tech School Graduates. Business in our service department is booming and we need to fill this position today! We are ranked number one by our customers in sales, customer satisfaction...
Cecil Atkission Ford in Hondo, Texas (Located just west of San Antonio, east of Bandera between Bandera and Devine) is accepting resumes to hire: Sales Professionals / Internet Sales Associates / Management Trainees for our New & Pre-owned vehicle departments. This is a RARE opportunity to make a difference by joining a thriving, award-winning auto dealer team, located in our inviting, state-of-th...
At AAA Northern California, Nevada and Utah, we know you’re more than who you bring to work. For over a century, we’ve continued to redefine ourselves to become a multi-faceted leading provider of travel, insurance, and auto services. We know you’re as versatile as we are, and it makes what you have to offer the Members and communities we serve that much more unique. Become the face of AAA. You’re...
Business is Booming at Wagner Motorsports International in Worcester, MA and we are accepting applications and conducting personal interviews to hire Service Advisor / Service Writer Wagner Motorsports has a reputation built on quality and we are seeking a like-minded individual. We are a Franchised Indian, BMW, Ducati and KTM dealer, servicing all makes and models. Candidate must have prior autom...
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