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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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Job Description: Will drive shuttle semi-tractor trailer nightly (Sunday – Thursday) Will unload and load trailer at each location, both manually and with a forklift Requirements: Must be at least 21 years old Must have a Clean driving record Must have CDL (Carrier Drivers License) Must have clean pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check 2-5 Years CDL driving experience Mu...
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CDL Truck Driver CDL Truck Driver For Excavation Co. Class B Minimum Must be willing to do labor work & be local to Souderton PA area. F/T, hourly wages, & benefits. J.H. Freed Inc. 215-723-2426....
Seeking sharp, experienced, professional forklift drivers with the following requirements: *Must have single double forklift experience *Must be forklift certified through an OSHA approved program *Must have reliable transportation *Must be flexible with shifts, hours and overtime *Must be okay with $14.00 an hour If you have all these requirements and are ready to work, please apply at Manp...
DELIVERY DRIVERS • Longmont Dairy • needs self-motivated, customer service oriented drivers, who enjoy working independently. • This is a physically demanding job that will require you to be outside. Great pay & benefits $2,600 - $3,000/mo to start. Health ins., 401(k), pd vac., & holidays. Sun eve - Thurs eve. Apply at: 920 Coffman St, Mon-Thur 8:30am-4:30pm Fri 7am-11am LongmontDairy.com Please ...
Seasonal Drivers Needed - Company Provided Vehicle - Great Opportunity Flexible Schedules. Extra Cash for the Holidays. Seasonal Drivers Randstad Sourceright is hiring temporary Drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground, one of our company’s most admired clients. Qualifications include:* • 21 years or older • Motor vehicle record screening • Drug screen, background check ...
PUT YOUR FUTURE IN DRIVE Looking for a new opportunity in an exciting industry? Do you have prior experience as a non-CDL commercial vehicle driver? Have you operated a step van, box truck, sprinter, stake bed, shuttle bus, or 18-wheeler? If so, you should know that Volt has been selected by FedEx Ground to provide temporary non-CDL delivery drivers throughout the United States! Volt Workforce...
Immediate Warehouse Positions Available! Apply and Get Hired! Staff Management, the country's leading provider of on premise staffing and management solutions. We are looking for quality Warehouse Associates to join our team, who are highly motivated. The work is fast-paced, and quality is important! Now Hiring For Full-Time Warehouse Associates on Day & Night Shifts! • Earn up to $11.50 per ho...
Earn Extra Money! Part Time SUV & Van Routes COMPANY: Priority Dispatch Courier company needs Drivers - Independent Contractors with Minivan or SUV. Groveport roundtrip routes start at noon Monday thru Saturday and will last 2 to 3 hours. Must have valid drivers license, good driving record, pass drug screen and background check. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ L...
We are looking for an experience driver No loading, no unloading, simply drive! We are a group of dealerships and we deliver new and used trucks and recently repaired trucks to our customers You are home every night! This is a Monday through Friday position Day Shift Complete Benefit Package $17 per hour to start...
Drivers Guaranteed up to $1000 per Week COMPANY: City Express DeliveryService LLC VETERANS & RETIREES WELCOME Since 1987, City Xpress Delivery, has been assisting commercial and government organizations with innovative shipping and logistics solutions. We are expanding and are looking for qualified drivers in the DC metro and outlying areas including Chantilly, VA and Frederick, MD. City Xpress...
PUT YOUR FUTURE IN DRIVE Looking for a new opportunity in an exciting industry? Do you have prior experience as a non-CDL commercial vehicle driver? Have you operated a step van, box truck, sprinter, stake bed, shuttle bus, or 18-wheeler? If so, you should know that Volt has been selected by FedEx Ground to provide temporary non-CDL delivery drivers throughout the United States! Volt Workforce...
Diesel Truck & Trailer Mechanic Immediate Positions Available! Qualified Candidates should have: 3 years of fleet experience in a Diesel Shop with Heavy duty truck and trailer fleet. Experience with the applicable DOT compliance requirements for Heavy Trucks. Must be computer proficient. Strong experience with computerized diagnostics. Ability to use good judgment and Decision Making skills...
LifeShare Community Blood Services has a full-time opening available for a bloodmobile bus driver. Responsible for driving to and from locations, load/unloading supplies on location. Interacts with donors and enters demographic info. into laptop computer. Schedule posted 2 weeks in advance and may include long days, weekends and some holidays. Must be well groomed and have good communications skil...
Manpower is currently hiring an Inventory Clerk/Package Auditor for a large package handling client in Nashville, TN! Primary duties include answering phones, sorting mail, distributing, controlling, and/or decontrolling call tags, one-time pickups, and driver follow-up, distributing center messages to drivers, auditing and updating time cards, and preparing address corrections. There is minimal ...
HAZ/MAT TRUCK DRIVER – FULL TIME/CLASS A CDL Shepard Bros. Inc. a leading provider of specialty cleaning, sanitizing & water treatment chemicals & services, is seeking a full time Haz/Mat company truck driver who will transport within the state of California. Responsibilities: · Transport chemical, water treatment or food ingredient orders to customer’s destination · Maintain truck, trailer an...
COMCOMPANY DESCRIPTION Team Beans/Forever Collectibles, LLC is a worldwide leading manufacturer of sports and entertainment merchandise, including products ranging from collectibles and novelty items to promotional memorabilia. With all of the major sports licenses at our fingertips, along with a powerful infrastructure and broad variety of products, our company is reaching new heights every day....
Filtration Services Group Job Description for Customer Service Representative Work Hours – 7:30 to 4:30 Customer Service Representative- Daily interaction with customers on activities such as quotations, entering orders, purchasing and order follow up. This is a position which requires outstanding multitasking and organization skills. This individual must be able to work in a fast paced environ...
CAP & Associates is seeking an experienced Purchasing Agent to assist with the procurement of materials and supplies for our busy manufacturing facility. The ideal candidate will combine materials knowledge, effective communication skills, a keen understanding of supplier relationships, and a general supply chain understanding to facilitate the timely purchasing in a time sensitive environment. ...
Angelica Corporation, the leading supplier of linen and laundry services to hospitals in the healthcare market has openings for Route Service Representatives at our commercial laundry facility. The Route Service Representative (RSR) is responsible for conducting laundry deliveries and pickups from major customer locations. The RSR handles processing paperwork to ensure correct delivery and receip...

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