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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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Truck Driver POSITION SUMMARY Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a straight truck to transport and deliver goods or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Depending on customer needs, may be required to manually unload truck. May require use of manual or electric walk-behind pallet jack. Requires commercial drivers' license with Haz Mat endorsement. Benefits for full-time employees i...
GENCO is currently conducting interviews for a Logistics Service Representative opening at our Transportation Logistics Business Unit in Knoxville, TN. The Logistics Customer Service Representative (LSR) is responsible for the day to day operations with our customer, assisting them with any inquiries they may have. This includes problem resolution and building customer relationships at the operat...
Job Description: need an extra hand getting 160+ packages to our reps in the field. Major tasks would include: ? Kitting & packaging shipments (no heavy lifting required) ? Updating the logistics database. Experience with QuickBase a big plus. ? Basic setup for new electronics; loading apps, creating bookmarks, etc. ? Maintaining tracking info ? Fielding delivery issues between recipients an...
Drivers Craig Transportation O/O's Company Drivers wanted! Be home Every Weekend Drop & Hook Average 2200- 2500 miles/week Need 2 yrs exp & Good Driving Record Call Recruiting or visit our website today to get approved! 888-238-6899 www.craigtransport.com This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and www.columbusjobs.com/monster....
Peruzzi Toyota in Hatfield, PA. is seeking an experienced, hands-on office manager. This position oversees the centralized accounting operations for Peruzzi Toyota and Quakertown Mitsubishi. To be considered for an interview, candidates must have the following experience: - 3+ years as an office manager with a franchise auto dealership or someone who has worked all the desks in a dealership acco...
Description Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
Adecco Transportation is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Class A driver job in Compton, CA. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. As a Class A Driver you will be responsible for regional Class A delivery to sites within the western United States. Apply Now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Class A driving job include: ¿ Safe dr...
Driver POSITION PURPOSE: Responsible for timely, safe, and accurate delivery of packaged ice products to customers. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: MUST HAVE valid Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's License with current DOT card. Direct Store Delivery (DSD) Review route assignment before leaving on route. Discuss with supervisor if necessary. Check all equipment (handhelds, printers, dolli...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Job Description: I am currently seeking a Human Resources Program Director to work for a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Jacksonville. This is a direct hire opportunity with great benefits, bonus, and salary. Please review the opportunity and qualifications below. Job Summary: Acts as a strategic business partner and advisor to senior leaders in implementing innovative human capital plan i...
Warehouse/Dispatch Coordinator Are you a Dispatch Coordinator seeking to jump start your career? This established regional transportation and logistics company is looking for an experienced warehouse operations person to lead it's overnight dispatch and warehouse activity. Join as a contractor and demonstrate your expertise. This opportunity will go permanent for the right performer. Primary Req...
Job Description Job Title: RMA Shipping Clerk Requisition:SC14113 Summary: A person that can work with customer service, Vendor RMA and related teams to meet priority requests on daily basis. Also need to be able to follow work instructions in order to carry out the assignments correctly to meet tight schedules. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Incoming RMA packages login, receiving an...
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WE OFFER COMFORTABLE VOLVO, FREIGHTLINER TRUCKS and REEFER trailers * 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE IS THE MUST HAVE * DRUG TEST * SPEAK GOOD ENGLISH * HAVE CLEAN CRIMINAL RECORD * ABLE TO STAY OUT FOR 4 WEEKS * HAVE RELIABLE CELL PHONE * WORKING LOCATIONS= NOT LOCAL -(48 STATES)!! * GOOD CDL NO ACCIDENTS, NO DAMAGES!! *CSA bonuses up to $100 to each driver -- Safe Driving bonus Log-Books bonus ***...
Loomis seeks highly qualified individuals to join our team and become an Armed Driver/Messenger. Armed Driver/ Messengers work as a team on a designated route. You will be responsible for the safe and timely delivery of cash and coin to Loomis customers, as well as the loading and balancing of ATM machines along your route. If you enjoy meeting customers and the freedom of working outside an offi...
BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are recruiting for a Material Handler to work with our biotechnology client located in San Francisco. This is a temporary to hire opportunity! Key responsibilities and requirements: Must be able to push 50lbs and/or lift 30lbs Material Handling Shipping and Receiving Some lab glas...
General Maintenance Associate Full - Time Shifts Ensuring a large distribution center (typically from .5 MM to 1.5MM sf) and distribution related equipment is maintained to ensure an efficient, orderly, safe work environment. Duties include: Preventative Maintenance execution Painting Lift equipment batter changing Special maintenance projects Basic carpentry, plumbing & electrical (not re...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
The Inventory Control Supervisor is responsible for maintaining inventory system accuracy, data integrity, local level audit controls and inventory levels (DSI) to prevent product and/or raw material out-of-stocks. - Supervise daily counts of full goods/raw materials. - Supervise weekly counts of ancillary items. - Assist in reconciliation of inventory variances of full goods/raw materials/anci...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto ...

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