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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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Walmart Logistics is Hiring a Maintenance Technician! Moberly, MO Logistics is truly the heart of the Walmart operation. Its the division that keeps millions of products moving to customers each day of the year, while using the latest environmentally- sustainable practices to do it.Walmarts senior management understands the competitive advantage that our Logistics operation provides, and they su...
Route Delivery Drivers/Salesman Make $700 weekly plus bonuses. Good MVR and Over 21 yrs. Good people skills a must. Call for interview:910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725...
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....
This position is located in our SC, Hanahan facility 1. Receives and stores materials in a warehouse or storage facility in an organized manner and convenient location for removal when needed. 2. Identify inventory shortages or excessive usage and reports to the Supervisor. 3. Maintain the inventory system to aid in production scheduling. 4. Marks or tags articles as necessary for identificati...
Prairieland Foods is seeking Full-Time Delivery Drivers Responsible for driving and delivery of dairy products to customers Some weekend delivery days may be required Must have the ability to repetitively lift, pull and push 50+ pounds CDL Class A required Require high school diploma or completed GED One yr of local delivery experience preferred. Benefits Include: Local Deliveries (Home at Night),...
Company Confidential Mineral Ridge, OH, 44440
$$20.27 Hour $4.93 in fringes$$ Mail Contract Carrier is hiring Class "A" CDL Drivers Local Dedicated trips. Clean MVR and at least 2 yrs. Exp. Home Daily! Apply online! 877-649-4734 x 26...
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers! We need you.​​.​​.​​ and so do the children! - Fully licensed school bus drivers must have transported children in the last 12 months - No experience needed Initial Basic Requirements: - Be at least 21 years of age - Have a valid driver's license - Be able to pass a background investigation and drug test - Anoka - Arlington - Brooklyn Park - Champlin - Mi...
Company Confidential Palatine, IL, 60074
OTR Driver $0.42/Mile $3,000 sign on bonus Dedicated Carrier seeks Experienced class A CDL drivers to run 2500-3500 miles/week Home weekly Health Ins./401K/Paid Vacation Call 847-934-9299 or...
COLE CDL Class A Drivers Needed (Buffalo, New York) Cole Carriers (Michigan) Inc. has opened a Buffalo NY Terminal and is now hiring CDL-A Drivers for our Buffalo, NY to Dearborn, MI. Laneways. 2 Years of Heavy Haul Steel experience preferred. All drivers must be able to cross the US/Canadian Border. Paid Steel Training. We are offering: - 47.5 Cents per mile all miles. - 500 miles dai...
Company Confidential Woodland, PA, 16881
*TOP JOB* LANSBERRY TRUCKING Is looking for Class A CDL Pneumatic Tank Drivers. Experience required. For more information or application call: 1-800-832-6150 Ext. 223 provided by The Altoona Mirror...
*TOP JOB* TRANSPORT DRIVER Class "A" CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements. HOME EVERY NIGHT! Apply at: General Petroleum 7404 DiSalle Blvd Fort Wayne, IN 46825 This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and
This position is located in our MD, Silver Spring facility • Serves as Lead Analyst and primary point of contact for all Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) supply chain efforts related to equipment requirement definition, validation, and procurement activities on assigned project(s)/task order(s). • Pincipal liaison among purchasing, finance, contracts, IT, subcontractors/teaming partners,...
COMPANYDRIVERSNow is your opportunity to join THE BEST in the tank truck industry!Transport Service Co. is seeking company drivers to join our Food Grade Division!The benefits of joining our team includes a NEW INCREASED PAY PACKAGE!Take the first step in making a positive change in your driving careertoday!With Transport Service Co. you're moving you're career in the right direction!CALL US FOR D...
TURN UP THE HEAT ON YOUR CAREER! At AmeriGas, the nation’s largest propane distributor, we have an immediate opening for a hard working, customer focused Delivery Representative for our Grafton location. We offer: • Full time Schedules • Competitive Wages • Medical & Dental Benefits • 401 (k) Savings Plan • Tuition Reimbursement • Team Environment Requirements include a high school diplom...
Company Confidential COLUMBUS, OH, 43082
Driver Needed Current and ongoing need for a driver two days a week for a local business person. Route is from Powell to Bellefontaine on Tuesday and Thursday. Driver will be responsible for taking individual to Bellefontaine in the morning and bringing them back to Powell in the evening. Looking for responsible, conscientious individual with reliable transportation and a clean driving record. Mus...
Is your career taking YOUwhere you want to go? One of the most successful LTL carriers in the US has an immediate opening at our Dayton Terminal Line Haul Drivers avg 70k-80k $3,000 Sign On Bonus -Hiring for growth -No forced sleepers -No NE or Canada runs -Regional system runs -80% runs are dedicated -Weekly home time -Newer equipment & technology Must have Class A -CDL w/Hazmat, Doubl...
Boeckman Ford, in Kingfisher Ok, is currently seeking Auto Service Tech Exciting opportunity for the right Technician. Excellent pay plan. Ford certification a plus. Bonus Plan & Benefits! 1510 S Main Kingfisher, OK 73750 Please Contact Troy ***** Office: 405-375-4134 Fax: 405-375-3321 This job listing brought to you by The Enid News & Eagle...
Delivery Routes Independent Contractors needed for routes available in the Central Ohio area. FT work with nights and weekends free. Must have a reliable minivan or cargo van. No Vehicle?? Please ask about a leasing program. Please apply in person at 4279 Directors Blvd., Groveport, Ohio 43125. This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
**************** Is your career taking YOU where you want to go? One of the most successful LTL carriers in the US has an immediate opening at our Madison Terminal Line Haul Drivers Avg 70k-80k $5,000 Sign On Bonus - Hiring for growth -No forced sleepers -No NE or Canada runs -Regional system runs -80% runs are dedicated -Weekly home time -Newer equipment and technology Must have Cl...
Attn-CDL-A Drivers REGIONAL FLATBED Home Weekends Class A CDL; 3 mos OTR No flatbed exp. required $900-1,000 weekly Expect the BEST at TMC! Call 855-409-3630 First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Nov 9, 2014...

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