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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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Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, and terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural ga...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations. Performs proper diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet. Performs Minor/Major trailer damage repairs. Completes all necessary t...
If you've got the drive, we've got the opportunity. Randstad is adding temporary drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground. It is extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. Working hours: Varied hours Qualifications: 21 years or older Motor Vehicle Record Screening* Drug screen, background checks, and physical Customer Service Skills No CDL required Minimum o...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Position: Route Sales Driver Location: Tampa, FL Reports to: Route Sales Supervisor Position Summary: Drives commercial motor vehicle over established route to deliver and sell products or render service, collects money from customer, and makes change by performing the following duties. Routes Sales Person must be sure customers have product for sales at all times. Role Responsibilities: Saf...
International Japanese Import/Export Company located in SeaTac, WA is seeking an Export Coordinator. (Japanese language skill is a plus, but not required) The ideal candidate will have 2 – 5 years of experience, be highly organized, possess excellent customer service skills and intermediate level computer proficiency skills including Word and Excel. Position: Export Coordinator Location: SeaTac...
TRUCK DRIVER - CDL DRIVER - LINEHAUL DRIVER - CDL CLASS A DRIVER PITT OHIO, a $430 million, high service, highly profitable, transportation solutions provider offering SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, LTL and TRUCKLOAD services is seeking a Class A Line Haul Driver at our Chicago, IL Terminal. PITT OHIO has received countless safety, service, and carrier of the year awards and our highly acclaimed Safety D...
Location: Fargo, ND Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6pm-2/5am, occasional Friday Duties: •Safe and accurate selection, replenishment, and loading of product in a variety of work areas including dry cooler and freezer (employees will need to meet daily required levels of accuracy and engineered productivity standards) •Operating a pallet truck to load trucks and select orders in a variety of work areas...
We're expanding our operation rapidly and are looking for the best of the best. Applicants must have high energy, be highly motivated, and very positive individuals. Responsibilities include daily pick up and delivery of coffee and other assorted beverages customers in and around the Greater San Francisco Bay area. You must be able to solve problems, meet customer's needs, and deliver a stellar le...
Years of Relevant Experience At least 2 years of relevant experience in modeling, simulation, and/or technical analysis. Specific experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is desired. A Master’s degree may count for additional years of experience. Experience Required/Responsibilities Individual will develop software and simulations to provide analytical, cost-benefit, economic a...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers Complete vendor backhauls as directed. Driver is res...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 Company, is a worldwide supplier of tools, power tools & accessories, hardware and security solutions for professional, industrial and consumer use. Stanley Black & Decker is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace, with a rich history of significant accomplishments and achievements for over 150 years. Stanley Black & Decker is recognized for innovation, qual...
CDL - Class A Local Truck Drivers Mr. Bult's Inc. Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN and Brooklyn Park, MN CDL CLASS A LOCAL DRIVERS Mr. Bult’s is looking for CDL Truck drivers in the Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN and Brooklyn Park, MN Areas. Mr. Bult’s Inc. is the nation’s largest semi-truck waste transportation company; hauling trash for companies like Republic, Waste Management, and Advanced Di...
Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the middle of the action every day, making the connections that...
Job ID: 36062 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Alside represents over six decades of inspired innovation. Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories, vinyl windows and patio doors, and fencing and railing products for the residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. With headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Alside has over 3000 employees in its seven manufactu...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. With over $10.2B in global sales, Stanley is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace. We currently have an opening for a dynamic individual to join our team as an I...

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