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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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Automotive F&I Development Representative MarketSource is currently seeking an F&I Development Representative to represent our client, a leader in the automotive industry. The F&I Development Representative will build and maintain solid relationships in the F&I Aftermarket by using consultative sales skills to identify needs and deliver results. Responsibilities Develop consultant relationship ...
KI Preservations is looking for a qualified Independent Contractor (NOT EMPLOYEES) to pick up some extra property preservation work in this area and statewide! Job Duties will include (but not be limited to): Trash-Outs Window Board-Ups Lock Changes Grass Cuts Basic "Handyman" tasks Roof Tarp/Minor Repair Winterizations Must pass a background check (note: hits on a background check will n...
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Charleston, SC is actively seeking entry level service advisor that want the opportunity to grow and improve with the company. Our newly renovated facility provides an excellent working condition, including an air conditioned, comfortable service environment with our friendly staff . Hendrick Automotive Group provides a comprehensive benefits program that no one else can...
Sell an exciting product that is wanted, loved, and part of 'the American Dream'! Bob Robinson Chevrolet-Cadillac-Buick-GMC, a well-established business with 50 years of service, is expanding their sales staff! · This business offers a generous pay plan with added bonuses for superior performance. · You can earn up to $100,000 per year in what has been one of the greatest business careers for u...
Rick Hendrick Chevrolet in Charleston SC is actively seeking entry level service advisor that want the opportunity to grow and improve with the company. Our newly renovated facility provides an excellent working condition, including an air conditioned, comfortable service environment with our friendly staff . Hendrick Automotive Group provides a comprehensive benefits program that no one else can ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Irving, TX
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Dr Pepper Snapple Group Omaha, NE
106847true106847falseSubmission for the position: Transport Driver - Omaha, NE - (Job Number: 1408605)false106847falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1408605&lang=enTransport Driver - Omaha, NEtrueTransport Driver - Omaha, NE1408605 Transport Driver The Transport Driver is responsible for providing unfailing support to Sales and Operations by assuring that the Distribu...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Irving, TX
104051true104051falseSubmission for the position: Driver Bulk - (Job Number: 1407381)false104051falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1407381&lang=enDriver BulktrueDriver Bulk1407381 Driver Bulk The Bulk Driver is responsible for delivering pallets of pre-sold products to assigned large format accounts. Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group and make a difference by ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Nashville, TN
108926true108926falseSubmission for the position: Merchandiser - (Job Number: 1409534)false108926falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1409534&lang=enMerchandisertrueMerchandiser1409534 Merchandiser The Merchandiser is responsible for providing high-quality merchandising support for Dr Pepper Snapple Group brands to retail stores within an assigned territory. Join the ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Rochester, MN
108888true108888falseSubmission for the position: Route Helper - (Job Number: 1409509)false108888falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1409509&lang=enRoute HelpertrueRoute Helper1409509 The Route Helper rides with driver and assists with activities such as loading/unloading, merchandising and other responsibilities as necessary. Join the team at Dr Pepper Snapple Group ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Marietta, OH
109912true109912falseSubmission for the position: Utility Worker - (Job Number: 1409984)false109912falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1409984&lang=enUtility WorkertrueUtility Worker1409984 Utility Worker The Utility Worker is responsible for building product orders for outgoing load placement on route delivery trucks in an accurate and safe manner. The Utility Worker...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Northlake, IL
109832true109832falseSubmission for the position: Production Supervisor - (Job Number: 1409923)false109832falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1409923&lang=enProduction SupervisortrueProduction Supervisor1409923 Production Supervisor The Production Supervisor manages and coordinates the activities of production personnel engaged in packaging beverage products for stora...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Jackson, TN
107383true107383falseSubmission for the position: Transport Driver - (Job Number: 1408798)false107383falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1408798&lang=enTransport DrivertrueTransport Driver1408798 Transport Driver (Class A CDL required / 2nd Shift) The Transport Driver is responsible for providing unfailing support to Sales and Operations by assuring that the Distribut...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Holland, MI
106590true106590falseSubmission for the position: Driver Transport 2nd Shift - (Job Number: 1408438)false106590falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1408438&lang=enDriver Transport 2nd ShifttrueDriver Transport 2nd Shift1408438 Transport Driver The Transport Driver is responsible for providing unfailing support to Sales and Operations by assuring that the Distribution C...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Irving, TX
100973true100973falseSubmission for the position: Merchandiser - (Job Number: 1406002)false100973falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1406002&lang=enMerchandisertrueMerchandiser1406002 Merchandiser The Merchandiser is responsible for providing high-quality merchandising support for Dr Pepper Snapple Group brands to retail stores within an assigned territory. Join the ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Norcross, GA
109666true109666falseSubmission for the position: Merchandiser - (Job Number: 1409829)false109666falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1409829&lang=enMerchandisertrueMerchandiser1409829 Merchandiser The Merchandiser is responsible for providing high-quality merchandising support for Dr Pepper Snapple Group brands to retail stores within an assigned territory. Join the ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Houston, TX
107489true107489falseSubmission for the position: Driver UDS - (Job Number: 1408845)false107489falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1408845&lang=enDriver UDStrueDriver UDS1408845 Driver Up and Down the Street (UDS) The Driver UDS is responsible for delivering product to small format accounts on a predetermined route for advance sales, maintaining strong customer rappor...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group California Field, CA
101663true101663falseSubmission for the position: National Account Executive - (Job Number: 1406328)false101663falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1406328&lang=enNational Account ExecutivetrueNational Account Executive1406328 National Account Executive – C&G Warehouse Direct - West The person in this role will be expected to exceed Dr Pepper Snapple Group annual objec...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Wichita, KS
103746true103746falseSubmission for the position: Merchandiser - (Job Number: 1407224)false103746falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1407224&lang=enMerchandisertrueMerchandiser1407224 Merchandiser The Merchandiser is responsible for providing high-quality merchandising support for Dr Pepper Snapple Group brands to retail stores within an assigned territory. Join the ...
Dr Pepper Snapple Group Spokane, WA
109307true109307falseSubmission for the position: Warehouse Supervisor - (Job Number: 1409704)false109307falsetruehttps://dpsg.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1409704&lang=enWarehouse SupervisortrueWarehouse Supervisor1409704 Night Warehouse Supervisor - Spokane, WA The Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for supervising and coordinating activities of workers that involve ordering, rec...

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