Transportation Jobs

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.
RSS

1000+ Transportation jobs found on Monster.

Jobs 1 to 20 of 24924
At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legal run and it will give you the option to have weekly home time. We currently have a very limited amount of open...
Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL – Dedicated Run, Home Weekly and Great Pay! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legal run and it will give you the option to...
Local Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL Great Hourly Pay and 4 on 4 off! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this local opportunity you will earn a great hourly wage working four 12-hour shifts and enjoying 4 days off! We currently have a very limited amount...
About the Position: Truck Driver - A Truck Driver drives merchandise from the Corporate Office to assigned branch store locations. Applicants must have doubles endorsement and at least two years over-the-road experience. Primary job responsibilities of a Truck Driver include the following: Drive semi tractor and trailer. Log mileage, stops taken, inspections and maintenance. Abide by all DOT polic...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car, Covered Pickup, SUV or Minivan Scriptfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Winston Salem, NC area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanners a plus. MUST own reliable cars, covered pickups, SUV or minivan. Living within Winston Salem, NC preferred. Routes run from Winston-Salem to NC, VA,...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Car, Minivan, SUV or Cargo Van Busy Courier service needs good drivers to earn top $$. Must have clean driving record, good running vehicle, insurance and knowledge of South Florida streets. Bilingual is preferred. Must have own delivery vehicle Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Hialeah, FL Type: Independent Contract A...
Excellent, national company seeking: DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES * Supervises Shipping or Receiving or Picking or Inventory department workflow to ensure optimum service levels and RE (reasonable expectancies) is maintained. * Accomplishes human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectat...
Reporting to the VP, Supply Chain, this position is responsible for the development, implementation and deployment of standard processes across the finance and supply chain functions globally. The position purpose is to driveprocess excellence enabling improved effectiveness and efficiency within the organization. Direct scope of responsibility includes the Melville-based Business Units with funct...
Principal Automotive Product Engineer – Quality - Hamtramck, MI Location: Hamtramck, MI Domain: AUTOMOTIVE STI-EC-ENG-155 Qualification and Experience: BSEE or related engineering / technical field At least 5+ years’ experience A background working with multiple Original Equipment Suppliers (OES/OEM) quality requirements and procedures Demonstrated ability to build and maintain excellent customer...
Excel Rail Management LLC is currently recruiting qualified railroad conductors to work for Canadian Pacific, a premier class 1 carrier in Harvey ND. Minimum 1 year railroad conductor experience is required. This is a permanent full time union position with excellent compensation and benefits package including railroad retirement. The company is offering $5000 relocation bonus incentive and free t...
The Manager, Logistics will use operational analysis methodology to develop and apply mathematical models, statistical analyses, simulations, analytical reasoning, and common sense to the improvement of real-world transportation and logistics operations. Responsibilities will also include data management, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that support Logi...
Description An employee in this class operates a wheelchair van and provides transportation for individuals who may or may not be wheelchair bound to their specific destination. Qualifications High school graduate, preferred. Must obtain and maintain Basic Cardiac Life Support with AED. Possession of a valid driver's license with solid history of safe driving issued by the state of North Carolina....
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Answer all Advanced Contact Team (ACT) department inbound calls including claims, vendor, breakdown, fuel, lumper, etc.; gather and document available pertinent information to initiate/create a claim or repair order, as well as notify appropriate response personnel. Facilitate necessary repair of equipment during breakdown and accident repair c...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Recruit, screen, interview and hire qualified Driver applicants to improve Driver retention and safety standards. Seek out, interview, and screen applicants to fill existing openings while maintaining current knowledge of transportation laws, DOT regulations, and Company hiring criteria, as well as maintaining and promoting Company safety goals...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To prepare tax returns including sales tax returns, rolling stock advalorem returns, unclaimed property returns and income tax returns. Prepare sales tax returns and research Sales tax related issues. Prepare rolling stock advalorem returns. Prepare unclaimed property returns. Assist with various government tax audits. Assist with federal, stat...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide training for Students to become licensed Commercial Drivers. Reviews student's driving skill-set, such as performing turns, backing, shifting, etc. Ensures students posses a basic knowledge in dealing with intersections, urban/rural areas, expressways, bridges, overpasses, etc. Instructs students in performing daily truck and trailer sa...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead all areas of compliance and safety for a fleet of 200+ drivers; assist leadership in maintaining compliance with company policies, Department of Transportation (DOT) and all other local, state and federal regulations. Observe and evaluate driver safety behaviors; determine recommendation for remedial training or disciplinary measures. Know...
STI-EC-ENG-18 Embedded Automotive Software Engineer- EMC/EMI, ETAS- Ecorse, MI Location: Ecorse, MI Domain: Automotive Electronics Experience: 2 Years Job Responsibilities: S/W Engineer will take software projects through the full life cycle, from concept to launch, for their next generation control systems. This will include both core development, along with some direct client work for customer m...
Sponsored results
One Touch Of The Phone And We Will Plan All Aspects Of The Transport.
www.angelmedflight.com
Professional, Dependable, and Cost Effective Air Ambulance Service.
www.ccmedflight.com
Now Hiring Experienced Class-A CDL Truck Drivers. Great Home Time!
www.roehl.jobs
Priority Home Time & Pd Vacation Great Benefits & Equipment
drivewithwestern.com/otr

Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
email me

Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!

Answers for Transportation Jobs

Questions & Answers Powered by Yahoo! Answers
Jobs without education.?
I am 16 and i am trying to find a job that does not require an education for now. the reason being that i must wait until i am 17 to get my G.E.D., but i need to make money now. i only need a job for ...
How does the transportation to job corps work?
How does the whole transportation thing work? Like will I go on a Greyhound bus or what?

Popular Transportation Articles

Transportation and Warehousing Jobs Article Rating
Transportation and warehousing workers move materials around the country. Learn about jobs in this sector.
Transportation & Warehousing Jobs Women Don’t Consider Article Rating
Many transportation and warehousing positions don’t occur to women. Find out whether this career could be right for you.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-205
eTrustLogo