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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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Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently accepting applications for NON-CDL Home Delivery Drivers. As a Home Delivery Driver you will be responsible for: Operating a 26 foot NON-CDL box truck safely with a lift gate. Delivery and installation...
Pennoni Associates is seeking enthusiastic, outgoing undergraduate and/or graduate students to join the Transportation Division in Pittsburgh, PA on a part-time basis, beginning September 2013. The Pittsburgh office serves as a base for multiple engineering disciplines including: Municipal, Structural, Survey, Site/Civil, Highway and Traffic/ITS, giving the student a chance to interact with a wide...
Will manage projects of various sizes for a wide variety of clients. We are a dynamic team, looking for the best to join us as we continue to grow. We believe in developing talents and helping our team members reach their fullest potential in their engineering careers. - Lead and manage complex traffic engineering tasks and projects. - Provide technical guidance and mentorship to engineers and t...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
Pennoni Associates Inc. is seeking a qualified candidate to join our Edison, NJ office as a Bridge Associate Engineer to perform bridge design, bridge analysis, bridge plan development, bridge inspection, and load rating tasks on various small and large bridge projects in New Jersey. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: •Perform structural design, structural analysis, PS&E packa...
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 mach...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
EOE / AA / M / F / VET / DISABILITY This Full Time CDL Driving job is paid $23.24 per hour to haul the mail for the United States Postal Service. * CDL Drivers - Drives truck to destination within designated time standards for run. * Inspects truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition at the end of each trip or tou...
EOE / AA / M / F / VET / DISABILITY This Full Time CDL Driving job is paid $23.57 per hour to haul the mail for the United States Postal Service. * CDL Drivers - Drives truck to destination within designated time standards for run. * Inspects truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition at the end of each trip or tou...
Hours: Monday - Friday - 5 AM to 3 or 5 PM - (depends on when last driver comes in) Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked....
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: West Deptford, NJ Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Resp...
PURPOSE This position is responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. ESSENTIAL FUNCATIONS • Act and work in a manner that is consistent with company’s core values • Demonstrate a thorough understanding and compliance with the company’s safe lifting practices standard operating proced...
NOTE: Overlapping Shift - 10 AM to 7 or 8 PM - Monday - Friday Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and mai...
START WORK AS SOON AS THIS WEEK AT ZOTOS!!!!! Adecco is assisting our client, Zotos, to immediately fill Warehouse - General Labor jobs in Geneva, NY. Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Warehouse - General Labor job include: Visually inspect in process material for quality Able to operate machinery as needed Produce a quality product in a timely ...
EOE / AA / M / F / VET / DISABILITY This Full Time CDL Driving job is paid $23.40 per hour to haul the mail for the United States Postal Service. * CDL Drivers - Drives truck to destination within designated time standards for run. * Inspects truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition at the end of each trip or tou...
ATK in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Buyer II. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, ATK Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical a...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin Tacoma, WA and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling bulk l...
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CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations System Support group. We are looking for aPoint of Sale Implementation Specialist. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The Systems Support and Implementation Staff of Country Operations is responsible for the implementation, training and support of the Business Application throughout Country Operations Reg...

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