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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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SUPPLY / DEMAND PLANNER WANTED! No Relocation Assistance is Available with this Position WHY SHOULD I BE INTERESTED IN THIS JOB AT NORGREN? Because: · My job is EXCITING: I get to work with all Norgren sites throughout the Americas to develop strategic requirements, objectives and targets to improve the supply chain. I get to work in a challenging and fast moving, “never a dull moment”, environmen...
Job Title: Freight Operations Manager Location:City of Industry, CA Salary:DOE Approved Freight Forwarders - Approved Transportation & Warehousing, Ltd. has an immediate opening for a Freight Operations Manager is responsible for the effective leadership and overall management of a team of load planning, shipping, receiving, transportation, and warehousing associates. Responsible for setting hourl...
Shipping Manager Full-Time Career Opportunities Welcome to Bob’s! Would you like to have a rewarding career? At Bob’s Discount Furniture, we have fun, we love what we do and it shows in our expansive growth! Our Distribution Center Associates are the backbone of Bob’s success. Among other duties Warehouse Associates may load, unload, record and arrange, incoming and outgoing merchandise, maintain...
Position Summary Responsible for the execution, planning and forecasting of all inbound and outbound freight. This includes negotiating transport contracts, international transportation, auditing freight bills and supporting the Supply Management Buyers and Sales department. Responsibilities: Negotiate and procure all transportation and services required for Ocean, Rail, Truck, Barge and Air, both...
Material Handlers - just imagine: you're working in a position where you're empowered to work on your own. But, you're also part of the team, with a voice in how to make things better. A place where you have opportunities for growth. If that's your vision, Manpower has work for you. As a full-time Material Handler for our client, your strong safety orientation and expertise behind the wheel of a f...
Trailer Mechanic (Henderson, CO) Prime Trailer is currently seeking an experienced trailer mechanic to work at its Henderson, CO location. Candidates must be experienced in all aspects of box trailer repair, possess own tools, and have the ability to work in a team atmosphere. Prime offers a top notch repair facility, competitive wages with bonus potential, great benefits including 401k, health in...
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ThirdPartyLogistics/PackagingCompanylocatedonWestsideofColumbusseeks2ndshift OperationsSupervisor. JOBREQUIREMENTS: Provideleadershiptocreateapositiveandproductiveworkenvironment Executeproductionschedulesandmanagelabortomeetordercompletiondates Recognize&solveproblemsimpactingproductionincludingstaffing,quality,facilities,equipmentandsafety Resolvepersonnelissuesbyanalyzingdata,investigatingi...
City: Greensboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27401 Adams Products is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operatin...
Delivery Driver New Berlin, WI Our Company Midwest is a leading distributor of sign, screen printing and digital products with a network of the industry’s top manufacturers to bring their customers the highest quality supplies, equipment and services available. Ten locations strong, they serve the Midwest to the West Coast, with branches in California, Colorado, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebra...
Shipping Supervisor Full-Time Career Opportunities Welcome to Bob’s! Would you like to have a rewarding career? At Bob’s Discount Furniture, we have fun, we love what we do and it shows in our expansive growth! Our Distribution Center Associates are the backbone of Bob’s success. Among other duties Warehouse Associates may load, unload, record and arrange, incoming and outgoing merchandise, mainta...
Qualified Candidates will have: 1+ years of experience in a stockroom with knowledge of maintaining accuracy in inventory and Cycle counts. Will process orders and operate warehouse equipment. Excellent communication skills. Strong attention to details, highly organized, computer literate Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment EOE M/F/V/D...
Freight forwarding company located in the lower valley is looking for a US Customs/Branch Manager. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the current operation. Develop new business. Be involved in the local industry associations and development foundations. Current operations would include overlooking the day imports and exports for our existing accounts, and manage the personnel and the b...
Due to our rapid growth, Holland is looking for candidates who are driven and eager to start their careers with the railroad. We are focusing on expanding our workforce with ready-to-learn, hardworking individuals who are mechanically inclined. As a Field Supervisor Trainee, you will be on the road traveling with the railroad making start-of-the-art welds using Holland’s advanced welding technolog...
Due to our rapid growth, Holland is looking for candidates who are driven and eager to start their careers with the railroad. We are focusing on expanding our workforce with ready-to-learn, hardworking individuals who are mechanically inclined. As a Field Supervisor Trainee, you will be on the road traveling with the railroad making start-of-the-art welds using Holland’s advanced welding technolog...
Due to our rapid growth, Holland is looking for candidates who are driven and eager to start their careers with the railroad. We are focusing on expanding our workforce with ready-to-learn, hardworking individuals who are mechanically inclined. As a Field Supervisor Trainee, you will be on the road traveling with the railroad making start-of-the-art welds using Holland’s advanced welding technolog...
Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; developing sales; maintaining records. Applicant must have Class A License Duties: * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck by ordering, p...
Job Description: Client, in Downers Grove, IL, has an opportunity for a Domestic Intermodal Sales Manager. This newly created position has the primary responsibility for developing and implementing a new domestic intermodal business in Chicago. The Sales Manager will generate sales leads, initiate new customer contact, negotiate freight rates, develop solutions for new contacts, and be responsible...
Job Description: Large Transportation Company is looking for an experienced freight coordinator to join their dedicated team! Is that you? Responsibilities: ? Negotiating the most cost effective freight rates- Shopping around getting the best quote from multiple carriers ? Accurately scheduling freight pickups, entering orders and dispatching ? Shipment tracking ? Working closely with customers, c...
Job Description: Large Transportation Company is looking for an experienced freight coordinator to join their dedicated team! Is that you? Responsibilities: ? Negotiating the most cost effective freight rates- Shopping around getting the best quote from multiple carriers ? Accurately scheduling freight pickups, entering orders and dispatching ? Shipment tracking ? Working closely with customers, c...
Job Description: Large Transportation Company is looking for an experienced freight coordinator to join their dedicated team! Is that you? Responsibilities: ? Negotiating the most cost effective freight rates- Shopping around getting the best quote from multiple carriers ? Accurately scheduling freight pickups, entering orders and dispatching ? Shipment tracking ? Working closely with customers, c...
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