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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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Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. SUMMARY: The Warehouse and Logistics Manager is responsible for the leadership of the warehouse and transportation processes for the com...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
NOW HIRING Regal Service is now accepting applications for the follow positions: Class A Company CDL Drivers Excellent wages, Employee Stock Ownership Plan, Health, Dental and Vision Plans, 401K, Aflac policy options and Direct Deposit Class A OTR Owner Operators Top earnings per total mile, Weekly Settlements, Muti-Stop Pay, Detention Pay, Fuel Card Option Mechanics Class A license and N.Y...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
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See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...
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See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
PRE-MADE TEAMS $10,000 Sign-On Bonus That You Don’t Have To Wait 3 Years For Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-809-7374 At CRST Expedited, we’ve got the freight and pay package your teams needs. What else? Pay for all occasions: Layover. Drop-off, Vacation etc. New Trucks with Late-Model Longest length of haul in the industry Recruiters are standing by. Call 866-809-7374 t...
See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...
See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...
See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...
See the country on our dime. Did you know you can earn more than $50k a year as a truck driver? $200 Sign- On Bonus Call and learn how fast you can get started. 866-774-0523 No experience needed. No experience. No Problem! Get paid to train. In as little as two to three weeks of sponsored training and you’ll be on the road, traveling the country, as a licensed truck driver. A fresh (and fast...

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