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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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HC098589: Suarez Bros. Houston, TX Call 281-436-7297 Now Hiring OWNER OPERATORS FLAT BED PIPE HAULERS Some of the Benefits include: •Medical Insurance •Fuel Card Program •Apportion Plates •Managed Fuel Taxes •1 Million Bobtail Policy (NTL) •Paid weekly •Direct Deposit Available •Transflo •401k Program •Workers Compensation Insurance •Physical Damage Insurance Available •Company Paid Driver Trainin...
Company Confidential Havelock, 28532
General Equipment Delivery Driver Fulltime equipment delivery driver needed. Ability to acquire a CDL and produce a clear background check required. Medical and dental provided. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at Rice's Rental and 558 US Hwy 70 West Havelock. No phone calls please....
Company Confidential TIFTON, GA, 31794
IMMEDIATE OPENING Class B CDL Drivers Ferrellgas, a nationwide leader in the propane industry, is looking for a part time Class B Driver in Tifton, GA Requirements: Must to be able to lift up to 75 lbs High School Diploma or equivalent At least 1 year driving experience Class A or B CDL license with air brake, hazmat, and tanker endorsements Clean driving record Apply online at:
Company Confidential CONWAY, AR, 72032
DISPATCHER Oilfield experience preferred. Computer literate and able to multi-task. Apply at 15110 Hwy. 65 S. Damascus, AR...
Company Confidential Canton, OH, 44706
DRIVER REGIONAL O-T-R CDL-A .45 CPM/with benefits. Home Weekly. Apply in Person: 4925 Southway Street, SW Canton, OH 44706 or fax resume to: 330-477-8273 For info. call 330-477-8605 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Akron, 44308
Experienced Class A&B Drivers PT & FT. Home every night. Paid medical insurance, matching IRA retirement plans and paid vacation. Call 330-683-2807 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Company Confidential PORTERVILLE, CA, 93257
VALLEY CAB CO. now hiring drivers. Clean DMV record required. Part time shifts. Contact Angel (559)361-0669....
Akron, 44308
Earn Extra Ca$H Now! PT/FT, daily work, get paid in 72 hrs. Deliver Phonebooks in Gtr. Western Reserve and Geauga Co. Must be 18 yrs+, have DL, vehicle & insurance. Call 1-800-422-1955 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30 pm DDA, Inc. EOE Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Akron, 44308
Earn Extra Ca$H Now! PT/FT, daily work, get paid in 72 hrs. Deliver Phonebooks in Ashtabula Co. Must be 18 yrs+, have DL, vehicle & insurance. Call 1-800-422-1955 Mon-Fri 8am-4:30 pm DDA, Inc. EOE Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Company Confidential Northfield, 44056
Stretch Limo Driver Occasional PT.Exp. Limo or Semi Pref. Retired Ok. 330-990-0634 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Carthage, 75633
General WILDBLUE EQUIPMENT SEEKING Delivery Drivers in Midland area. Must have experience in pulling equipment. CDL is preferred but not required. CDL Driver to deliver in the Midland/ Odessa area. Must have experience in delivering mobile homes or hauling oversize loads. A current CDL is required. For both must have clean driving record & pass a drug screen. Send resume to : shoused@
Gardendale, 79758
Oil Related NOW SEEKING CDL DRIVER Hazmat required. Apply in person at: Catalyst OilField Services 11999 E Highway 158 Gardendale, TX 79758. Or Call Roman 432-894-1416...
DRIVERS WANTED REGIONAL RUNS. HOME MOST NIGHTS. HMGT call Jenny 334-476-9399 or Simon 678-887-0114 Send resume' to ***** As Posted in the Opelika-Auburn News...
Are You Looking For A Career And Not Just A Job? If So Brewington Transport is the Place to Start Your Career! Brewington Transport Inc. of Hemingway, South Carolina is looking for DEPENDABLE, TRUSTWORTHY, DEDICATED and EXPERIENCED truck drivers to join our team! What We Offer: Competitive Pay Dependable Freights Expansion Potential Friendly and Supportive Staff What We Are Looking For: Valid CDL...
CLASS A CDL Driver • Miller-HFI LLC is currently seeking Full-Time Drivers (Class A CDL License). Must have a min. of 2 years experience driving a commercial • motor vehicle tractor/trailer in combination. Current MVR and DOT Physical, Full Benefits! • Please call John Daschke 970-284-2074 or Apply In Person: 428 N. 2nd St., LaSalle, CO john@miller- ••...
NOW HIRING! CDL-Drivers in Gilbertsville, PA Requirements: • 21+ years of age • Must have a Class A or B CDL with airbrakes endorsement • Clean driving record Also Hiring: Diesel Mechanics Call or apply online for immediate consideration! 1-877-220-5627 Media Code: 6EN EOE M/F/D/V Click to apply at:
CDL DRIVERS In need of 2 Class A CDL Drivers to operate a car hauler. Must have Class A CDL and clean driving record. We offer competitive pay! Interested parties, please submit resume to hawkridgetransport@, call 440-354-2505. Click to apply by EMAIL...
TRACTOR/TRAILER DRIVER Full time driver wanted for private carrier. Peddle and delivery in Metro Detroit area (must know area). Must have valid CDL and references. Hourly pay, insurance benefits, profit sharing, vacation and holiday pay. Drug screen required. Call for interview at (313) 843-6460 x 102 or apply in person at Flor-Dri Supply, 5450 W. Jefferson Ave., Detroit, MI 48209....
Company Confidential Wyandotte, MI, 48192
Moving Company immediately hiring EXPERIENCED DRIVERS. Must have chauffeurs lic. 2 yrs. exp. in moving, and able to lift 75 lbs. Must be a hard worker. Plenty of work. Pay starting at $10-$12/hr. based on exp. 313-483-2250...
Gastonia, 28054
Salem Carriers new 5313 BW.jpg Saturday Salem Carriers Local Recruiter Meet and Greet Event: When: Saturday, August 23 Place: Fairfield Inn 1860 Remount Rd. Gastonia, NC 28054 704-867-5073 Time: 8 AM-2PM Salem: recruiting for local CDL A and B drivers! •Weekday work schedule •Excellent medical, dental, vacation, and retirement package •Quarterly Driver Safety Bonus •$1000 Driver Referral Bonus •Mi...

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