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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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DRESS HAUL DRIVERS Mountaire is currently recruiting Dress Haul Drivers (OTR Driving) Mountaire offers a Sign-On Bonus of up to $1,000 for all qualified drivers, competitive pay, stable work, medical, dental and vision plans and much more! To view current job openings visit:
Company Confidential CROYDON, PA, 19021
Class A Drivers Class A Drivers Introducing our Regional Guaranteed Plus Pay Program. $62,000 minimum Guaranteed Pay* Regional Operation 400-500 miles from Croydon $1000 Sign-On Bonus *must be available 50 hours/wk or 6 out of 7 scheduled work days. CDL-A, 18 mos. exp. req. or 24 mos. out of past 48 Hazmat & Tanker End. Call Kristen Today! 877.696.4050 ext. 208
Drivers Class A - Route & Shuttle Drivers Sherwood Transportation Inc. has openings for Class A Drivers at our Zanesville location. Doubles experience a plus. Candidate must be reliable and have clean MVR: We offer: -Competitive pay -Home every night -Union benefit package Interested applicants, please email your resume with Zanesville Driver in the subject line to: Jaque Mathews jmathews@sherwood...
DELIVERY - Delivery & pickup equipment, sweepers & scrubbers. Starting pay $12.00 per hr, with a 6-mo. review for possible raise. Must have good driving record & background check. Please email work history and phone # to: ***** Posting provided by:...
Averitt Express 46cpm plus REGIONAL DRIVERS LOCAL CUSTOMERS! · Home EVERY WEEK! · Average 2,200 miles/week · CSA Friendly Equipment · Uniforms provided · Cigna insurance, 401k & more! · Min. 4 mo T/T exp. in past 3 years- we offer paid training to recent T/T school grads. 888-416-9928 *Office open until 7p cst Equal Opportunity Employer - Females, minorities, protected veterans,...
DEDICATED FREIGHT $1,000 Weekly Pay Guarantee $2500 Sign On Bonus Drive a 2015 Truck Dedicated run from Columbus area primarily to Grand Rapids, MI. Requires Class A CDL. Great pay, home time and benefit package including medical, dental, life, and 401K. Limited openings available so apply now. Hirschbach 888-474-0729 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and w...
Flatbed tow truck driver class C. All running units-local delivery for auto dealerships. Full benefits-paid vacation+ 401K. Off weekends home Every night. Apply in person at 3950 W 155th st Markham IL or email resume to *****...
Rinchem is a global chemical logistics provider for industry-leading manufacturers within the semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, solar and defense industries. With over three decades of experience streamlining and optimizing chemical supply chains, Rinchem operates a global network of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding and consulting locations in North America, Europe, the Middle ...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Shift – 3rd shift Starting at 9PM or later each day. HOME DAILY • Compensati...
Drivers Class B CDL BLACK HORSE CARRIERS is in need of FT drivers in the Columbus, OH area. Looking for FT Class B CDL drivers. Night shift work. Dedicated routes, Drivers will handle freight, Mon-Fri. work week. Averages $900 a week. These full time positions come with full Benefits, 401K, and paid vacation. Candidates must have at least 2 yrs. Exp., Hazmat Endorsement or willing to obtain and a ...
NewToday.jpg Drivers Drivers Needed Local Home Everyday Gastonia, Belmont, Gaffney & York areas CDL-A with 1 Yr Exp Great pay Insurance, dental, 401k, & vacation. Quaterly Safety Bonus Referral Bonuses Less than 1 year driving experience? Ask about our Driver Apprenticeship Program! Apply in person at Salem Carriers, Inc. 4810 Justin Court Charlotte, NC 28216 or online at Cal...
CDL-A Drivers w/HazMat: BALANCE JOB SECURITY withQUALITY HOME TIME at NTB! Go 5 days out w/48 hours off while earning top pay! No East Coast on this Short Haul regional opportunity. Ask about our new pay increase and part time positions available. Get the details! Call 888-967-7005 or visit Recent CDL school grads welcome! First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers ...
65 Drivers wanted!! Regional & Local Drivers are wanted at Holland's Joliet, Wheeling & McCook locations Full time benefits include company paid health insurance, Vacation/ holiday/sick pay, 5% increase on 1st 2nd and 3rd year and cost of living increase. See the recruiter; October 13 & 14 1pm to 6pm 3801 Mound Road Joliet, IL 60436 Regional drivers are home weekly, berthing in company paid hotel ...
Severson Oil is Hiring Long Term & Seasonal Positions! Join our team and enjoy benefits including Health Insurance, Vacation, Holidays, Paid Time Off, Cafeteria Plan. PROPANE / FUEL DELIVERY Full-Time with overtime opportunity. Send resume to: Josh Severson 508 Louisa St. Winona, MN 55987 507-452-4743 SEASONAL PROPANE / FUEL DRIVER Full-Time with overtime opportunity. Fill out application at: 508 ...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16601
*TOP JOB* DRIVERS WANTED Zimmerman Truck Lines Inc. is in need of experienced steelhaul- ers to run the Northeast, dedicated regional van drivers and teams to run coast to coast. All drivers must have at least one year of over the road experience, hold a Class A CDL, and have a clean driving record. Zimmerman's offers Medical/Dental/Vision with benefits starting 14 days after your date of hire...
REGIONAL, DEDICATED AND LOCAL DRIVING POSITIONS AVAILABLE $3000.00 Sign-On Bonus 22 Years of Age with 6 Months of Exp. With Class A CDL License We offer: *Guarantee $875.00 Pay for first 12 weeks *Medical Insurance and Prescription on Day 1 *Mileage Pay up to $.44 CPM - Stop Pay - * Drop & Hook Pay - Detention Pay *Bonuses for Safety & Clean Inspection - Vacations & Holiday Pay Longevity Bonus pai...
Position Description: Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in North America has an immediate opening for a Sr. Facilitator, Supply Chain ARG. This position will be located at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits ...
Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Drivers out of Johnstown, PA. Company Drivers • Local positions • Competitive pay • Excellent benefits • Paid vacations & holidays • 401K with company match • Paid training on safe driving & product handling • Driver referral incentive pay • And so much more! We require Cla...
ROLL-OFF/LUGGER TRUCK DRIVER FT Competitive Pay and Great Hours (7am - 4pm Monday thru Friday) Stay close to home with travel only in Madison and surrounding areas. CDL class B required. ALL METALS RECYCLING, LLC. 608-255-0960 295942...

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