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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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OWN YOUR OWN TRUCK AND MAKE THE MONEY YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED! 90 Day Trial! Walk Away Lease if we don't keep YOU happy! BENEFITS/ Medical, Dental, Vision, Life AVAILABLE NO FORCED DISPATCH Lease purchase drivers pull no-touch freight. These trucks have been held to the highest maintenance standards, passed a 135-point inspection, carrying remaining warranty. Best of all, you don't need a down-paym...
Drivers on this Intermodal position gets home daily and allows you to spend quality time with your family. With a predicable schedule you get to balance your work life and family life. THIS IS A WIN-WIN!!!!!!!!!!!! DO YOU MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS???? Valid Class A CDL drivers license Minimum 12 months of recent Class A truck driving experience Live within 25 miles of Philadelphia, PA Hazmat endor...
Now Hiring Company Truck Drivers $2,500 Sign on Bonus! Hiring Class A Drivers that live in Georgia! Class A CDL Required Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months 12+ Months Exp in Last 5 Years · All no touch freight. · Internal Transfer to Dedicated Accounts. · Permanently Assigned Truck you Can Take Home! · Riders allow...
TQM is hiring CDL Drivers for career opportunities, with excellent wage and benefits including: Free Dental, Vision, Life and ADD, and a 401K with company match! We want quality driver to join the TQM TEAM!! Take a look at what TQM offers and drive your career forward! OPPORTUNITIES TQM IS OFFERING IN YOUR AREA: Job ID: 10077 - York PA: Tractor Trailer Drivers (CDL-A). 1 to 2 layovers per week. St...
$1500 SIGN ON BONUS - CALL ASAP 866-866-855-4185 $56,000 TO $58,000 A YEAR TO START DEDICATED REGIONAL ACCOUNT - ALL NO TOUCH FRT NEED CLASS A LICENSED DRIVERS AT LEAST 4 MONTHS DRIVING EXPERIENCE MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE OFFERED PAID VACATION AND 401-K PLAN $2500 SIGN ON BONUS - CALL ASAP 866-855-4185 $46,000 TO $58,000 A YEAR TO START DEDICATED REGIONAL ACCOUNT - ALL NO TOUCH FRT NEE...
South East Regional: Run 5 States! This Regional Trucking Job you will get Two Days off at Home Each Week. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 60 Miles of Forest Park, GA! 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Run in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama Only! Weekly Pay, Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requir...
This Dedicated driver position features weekly time at home which allows you to have quality time with your loved ones. With a predictable work schedule you can balance your work life with your family life. You will haul and unload multi-stop freight and benefit from consistent miles with a primary travel area of OR, WA, ID, MT, or WY. CAN YOU MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS?? Valid Class A Commercial D...
F.W. Webb, the Northeast's largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC and industrial supplies is a seeking full-time Warehouse Person/Driver at its Haverhill, MA location. Responsibilities: Select and process orders Perform necessary shipping (CD, UPS, FedEx, etc) Process UPS, Fed Ex and common carriers Zone skids throughout the day Zone product brought back by drivers Deliver produc...
This Dedicated driver position on the Family Dollar account features weekly time at home and a predictable work schedule. You’ll haul and unload multi-stop freight to one of the fastest growing discount retail chains in the United States and benefit from consistent miles with a primary travel area of 350 miles from your domicile. DO YOU MEET THESE QUALIFICATIONS??? Valid Class A CDL with 6 months...
Railroad Conductor/Engineer with at least 5 years of experience. Must have current 240 Locomotive Certification & 242 Conductor Certification. Both current certifications are a must in order to be considered for this position. Job Location-Elmendorf, Texas Company-Rail Logix Alamo Junction Railroad Positions available estimated to be June/July 2014 timeframe...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people...
Major global manufacturing firm is seeking a qualified Buyer for their Alabama office. Responsible for purchasing, sales/marketing, customer service, purchasing, interface with suppliers and vendors and basic accounting functions. Required Qualifications: *Purchasing or Sales experience ideal *Customer Service skills *College Degree or equivalent work experience This is a full-time, direct hire po...
Material Handlers and Forklift/Clamp Operators needed for busy distribution center in Port Wentworth near Interstate 95 and Highway 21. 1st and 2nd shifts available. This account has a production pay scale and associates can increase their pay by $1.00 per hour! Background check and drug screen is required. Apply online at www.selecsource.com. For more information, please contact SelecSource Staff...
Towne Park, America’s leader in valet parking and hospitality staffing solutions, is looking for talented, service-minded people like you to manage your own hotel department. In addition to formal management training, you will gain valuable experience working with executives from leading hotel brands like Four Seasons, Marriott, Westin and Hilton. In addition to great benefits, Towne Park managers...
J&M Tank Lines, Inc. 1855 Sylacauga - Fayetteville Hwy Sylacauga, AL 35151 We are looking for a full time Experienced Diesel Mechanic...
Automotive Product Specialist In anticipation of our selling season, we have immediate openings for professional product specialists. We’re looking for smart, engaging, and dynamic people who have a passion for people, cars, and technology. Our unique business model includes a no pressure, no haggle, no negotiation approach where the customers’ needs are a priority. We offer excellent pay, benefit...
Towne Park, America’s leader in valet parking and hospitality staffing solutions, is looking for talented, service-minded people like you to manage your own hotel department. In addition to formal management training, you will gain valuable experience working with executives from leading hotel brands like Four Seasons, Marriott, Westin and Hilton. In addition to great benefits, Towne Park managers...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people...
We are searching for motivated warehouse workers/forklift driver's that are eager and willing to work,, have accuracy and attention to detail, dependable, and can adapt to any warehouse environment, all 3 shifts are available and ready for hire,. Skilled or unskilled men and women are welcome and encourage to apply. These are full-time/part-time positions with room for advancement and wage increas...
THIS GIVE YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY!!! YOU ALSO CAN GET THE BALANCE BETWEEN YOUR FAMILY LIFE AND YOUR WORK LIFE!!!!! As an Oil Field Driver, you will transport crude oiI. THIS IS A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE!!! YOU WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!!!! Do you meet these qualifications??? Valid Class A CDL with a minimum of 1 year recent Class A CDL Experience. Have a Tanker and Ha...
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