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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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If you are looking for a challenging, faced-past work environment and want to work for a company with a reputation for integrity and long-term employment, this is your opportunity! Moulton Logistics Management is a leader in direct response fulfillment, including DRTV fulfillment, continuity programs, retail distribution, call center services and Web services. We have been in business for over 40...
Job ID: 7444 Position Description: Driver – Messenger Have you ever seen an armored truck, and thought about the importance of the team that is responsible for the truck and its contents? It requires a special person to be able serve on an armored vehicle crew, delivering and picking up valuables at customer locations and ensuring smooth customer transactions. The messenger and driver positions...
Class A and B Drivers Needed (Camp Pendleton) We are a contractor looking for class a flatbed and class b bus drivers to help move the Marine Corp. We need qualified and experienced class a flatbed drivers immediately class a with passenger endorsements is a huge plus. We also need experienced bus drivers, school bus drivers are a plus. We transport the marines were ever they need to go. Class...
Straight Truck Driver - Location: Sumner, WA Work independently to ensure timely delivery and customer support....
Manpower is currently hiring a Helper Coordinator/Supervisor for one of our clients in Columbus, OH! The Helper Coordinator/Supervisor is responsible for reviewing the daily helper needs provided by the operations and coordinate the daily staffing of helpers. The Coordinator is also responsible for reviewing helper hours for accurate recording of time and assignments. They will work closely with ...
ManpowerGroup is currently seeking a Shipping and Receiving Clerk to help support our client's team. This is a temporary assignment that will last approximately two months. The pay rate is $12/hr. Job Description: • Performs administrative tasks to support the logistics group. Responsible for performing routine clerical duties such as maintaining letters, memoranda, invoices, and other indexed r...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Richland, MS Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsib...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Jacksonville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respo...
Inventory Control Coordinator - Location: Tracy, CA Working with our extensive product line, this is a critical position on our operations team, responsible for accurately maintaining our inventory of medical supplies....
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Sumner, WA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible...
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....
Responsible and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. Function within the ISO/Team environment.  Safe operations of forklift and/or clamp truck in both the warehouse and production areas.  Unload raw materials and stack them in proper warehouse rows.  Remove finished goods from the production area and stack them in proper wareh...
Linde is currently seeking a Bulk Driver to join the team in the Brandon, Mississippi area. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Safely drive Linde commercial motor vehicles exhibiting defensive driving using Smith System principles ▪ Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all aspects of daily tasks ▪ Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to ...
DRIVERS NEEDED NOW! Schneider has freight to move! Tanker opportunities Up to $5,000 sign-on bonus may apply. Experienced drivers and recent driving school grads should apply. (6,000 tuition reimbusement) Over-the Road and Regional opportunities Earn up to $82,500/year (based on experience) Some drivers home weekly. No tanker experience needed. We will provide training. Intersted? Stop...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a Shipping/Receiving Clerk position for one of our clients in Delaware, OH! Job Responsibilities: • 1) Schedule internal small packages shipment by company carrier • 2) Prepare proper documentation to comply with DOT and OSHA requirements for shipments to primary distribution warehouses • 3) Follow up on all inbound and outbound shipments by tracing and exp...
First Student Transportation is Hiring!! Bus Drivers Mechanics THE LARGEST SCHOOL BUS COMPANY IN NORTH AMERICA First Student provides student transportation in 38 U.S. states and 9 Canadian provinces while our fleet of more than 49,000 buses serves 6 million student riders every day. We’re not just a leading school bus company - we’re one of the world’s most extensive transportation operations...
Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer m...
A growing highway trailer rental and leasing company is looking to fill a new position at its San Antonio Branch location. We are currently operating 15,000 trailers in 17 locations and growing quickly! We are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic employee to add to our team. Summary: Under the general direction of the Branch Sales Manager, track the inventory of dry van trailers assigned t...
Join an award winning medical equipment company based in Ohio. Above all, ours is a fun environment with a staff dedicated to improving the lives of patients. We are looking to expand to other locations and add to our staff the right candidate who has the ability to work at a fast pace and busy atmosphere. As the area’s premiere medical equipment company, we supply a full range of equipment inclu...

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