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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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Omega GTI is an independent distributor of electronic components based in San Jose, CA. Here is our website: www.omegagti.com We currently have 2 open entry level part time positions - Purchasing admins. Looking for someone whos organized, detail oriented, can handle well under pressure with sales experience too. Perfect for someone still in college, close to graduating or just graduated. Thanks!...
This labor-intensive position is responsible for loading transport, bulk, and route trucks. Each type of loading requires strict attention to order accuracy with respect to loading outgoing trucks and unloading incoming trucks. Works from order sheets to build loads using a forklift and/or electronic pallet jack. Position is responsible for accuracy in loading and complying with shipper/receiver d...
Temporary, Possible Temp-to-Hire Gainesville, FL Daily Scheduling, M-F (occasional Sat), Day Shift 6 or 6:30am-2 or 2:30pm Start Date: ASAP Contact: Call 352-378-2300 or email ***** REQUIRED SKILLS: Able to work at a fast pace; Detail oriented; Able to lift up to 50-75 lbs; Able to read and follow instructions; Able to work in a team environment; Verifiable work history; Reliab...
Job Description Open the door to a career opportunity that is just right for you! TRUCK DRIVER JOB FAIR * Hiring Class A Drivers * Regional Positions (11 Western) * MONDAY 09/22/2014 from 9AM …1PM! * Location: 1409 Sportsman Dr, Compton, CA 90221 * 4 to 5 Days out / Steady Position * Great Equipment (2014 Volvo…s) / 2000 + miles weekly Bilingual Dispatch 24/7 * Constant Work Year Round / ...
Job Description CDL CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in ST. LOUIS, MO * $.41 Per Mile - $20.00 Stop Pay + Benefits & Home Weekends * Out 4-5 Nights Per Week * Monday thru Friday * Average of 2,200 Miles Per Week * May Be Required To Use A Pallet Jack to unload APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A JOB OPPORTUNITIES - HOME DAILY * DISPATCH FROM POTTSVILLE, PA * $900 PER WEEK AVERAGE + BENEFITS / LOCAL DELIVERY - HOME DAILY **$100.00 PREMIUM FOR WEEKENDS** * GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / NO TOUCH FREIGHT * STEADY WORK & GUARANTEED WEEKLY PAY! APPLY NOW or CALL 610-683-3110 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Joi...
Job Description *** CDL B Driver / Technician *** Compensation: Per diem available for out of market traveling according to schedule We are currently looking for a Tour Market Manager to work on a national insurance program. Location: Tennessee Duration: Full time. Starting September 30, 2014 Compensation: Commensurate with experience Duties and Responsibilities: • Drive a 43' Double Expan...
Job Description TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals; Safe, Reliable, and Profitable. LOCAL CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED IN THE WARREN, PA. AREA $20.00 PER HOUR / AVG. 55 to 60 HOURS PER WEEK / MON. thru FRI. with some SATURDAYS / X ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED This is a FT Temp to Hire Position, hauling and delivering fuel and Oils to stations and distro centers. Shift is 3pm to 3am. Work varies fr...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in JOLIET, IL * GUARANTEE $200 Per Day + Benefits & Home Most Days * Trailer equipped with a Manitou and Teach how to unload it. * Most unloading performed by jobsite personnel. * Driver will wait while unloading is accomplished and then puts the Manitou back on the trailer. * Drivers are paid $200 daily guarantee even if they work a few hours th...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A FLATBED OPPORTUNITY in JACKSON, MS * $Good Pay + Benefits & Home Daily * Line Haul from Jackson, MS to Bessemer, AL * Flat Bed - Drop & Hook * Dedicated Run - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 901-566-5116 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Ye...
Job Description TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals; Safe, Reliable, and Profitable. $16.00 PER HOUR / 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / HOME DAILY / NO TOUCH MUST BE ABLE TO WORK ANY SHIFT Hazmat preferred but not required. Excellent equipment. Awesome benefits & a pay raise after probationary period. STEADY WORK - GOOD EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 866-780-9495 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce...
Job Description CDL-A DRIVERS / LOCAL / REGIONAL FLATBED OPPORTUNITIES in JACKSONVILLE, FL * $14-$16.00 PER HOUR + BENEFITS * MILEAGE RUNS START AT .33 PER MILE + BENEFITS * 5 DAYS A WEEK - STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT * Requires Flatbed experience. APPLY NOW OR CALL 904-637-2117 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce T...
Job Description CDL-A DRIVERS - Local Career Opportunities in N. TONAWANDA, NY. $18.00 Per Hour + Steady Overtime Pay & Benefits / Home Daily! Monday thru Friday / Good Trucks / No Touch Freight - One local position running to Syracuse and back daily, start time 2AM. - Two local positions running within Buffalo and some Canada work. Must be eligible to enter Canada either with an enhanced lic...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in CHICAGO, IL * $.43 Per Mile + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - 6 P.M. Dispatch * Average of 2,500 Miles Per Week - Line Haul **Must Have Hazmat Endorsement** * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce ...
Job Description TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals; Safe, Reliable, and Profitable. CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN DUBOIS, PA. $19.90 PER HOUR / 36 HOURS PER WEEK / LOCAL / HOME DAILY SUN. thru FRI. / 1st SHIFT / TOUCH FREIGHT Local deliveries running Sun-Fri. Routes are 6 hours long, starting at 6am and run till noon. WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A TransForce DRIVER? * TransForce Drive...
About Alcoa Alcoa is the world's leading integrated aluminum company, providing jobs to 61,000 employees across 31 countries. Since inventing the modern-day aluminum industry more than 120 years ago, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets. Aluminum ...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in VIRGINIA BEACH, VA * $700 - $800 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - 1st Shift * Must have TWIC Card & 12 Months Lowboy Experience * Dedicated Run - Great Pay - Steady Work * Good Quality Equipment - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 804-272-4449 FOR MORE INFORMATION Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Bran...
Job Description GREAT PAY & HOME DAILY - CDL-A DRIVERS in LOUISVILLE, KY. $16.00 PER HOUR / AVG. 50 HOURS PER WEEK / ANY SHIFT MON. thru FRI. / HOME DAILY / NO TOUCH GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - GOOD PAYCHECK EVERY FRIDAY APPLY NOW or CALL 502-259-9528 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 38 Branch Offi...
Job Description LOCAL FLATBED & OTR VAN CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in JACKSONVILLE, FL * Local Home Daily + BENEFITS * Regional Home Weekly + BENEFITS * MONDAY - FRIDAY 1ST, 2ND OR 3RD SHIFT * MUST BE FLEXIBLE & WILLING TO WORK DAYS OR NIGHTS * DEDICATED RUN - STEADY WORK- GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 904-637-2117 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professional...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITY in CARSON & INDUSTRY, CA * $18.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - Shift Varies * Steady Work - Good Equipment - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 562-864-8779 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - Over 22 Years o...

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