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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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Saint Louis, 63101
Driver CDL A TEAMS NEEDED- HOME WEEKLY! Up to 56 CPM + $5,000 Sign-On Bonus! $160,160 Earnings + $5,000 Sign-On Bonus $165,160 YEAR 1 EARNINGS (split) • Home Daily/ Weekends Off • Medical/Dental Coverage • Paid Weekly • 401K Match • Referral Bonus • Paid Holidays & Vacation 866-700-7582 (1889290)...
Centreville, 62205
Truck/Trailer Breakdown/Maintenance Assistant Beelman Truck Co - East Saint Louis, IL Beelman Truck Co. has provided dependable, reliable service for over 100 years. With over 700 power units and more than 62.5 million miles last year, it is no surprise that Beelman Truck Co. is number 1 in the dry bulk business. We are currently seeking an experienced Breakdown/maintenance Assistant for our termi...
HOUSTON CHRONICLE WAREHOUSE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! The Circulation Department of the Houston Chronicle is currently recruiting for job opportunities at our warehouses. WAREHOUSE LOCATIONS: Southwest Houston, Northwest Houston, Southeast Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land, Ellington, and Hardy/Beltway. DISTRICT MANAGERS (Full-time) As a District Manager for the Houston Chronicle, you will be resp...
HOUSTON CHRONICLE ROUTE OPTIMIZATION ANALYST Route Optimization Analyst HOUSTON CHRONICLE Houston, Texas We are CURRENTLY HIRING a Route Optimization Analyst to contribute their talents to our team. You will: - Develop optimized home delivery route boundaries that maximize the logistical program RouteSmart for Hearst Newspapers. - Work directly with the Efficiency Distribution Director, the local...
HOUSTON CHRONICLE SR. DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Sr. Distribution Manager HOUSTON CHRONICLE Houston, Texas We are CURRENTLY HIRING a Sr. Distribution Manager to contribute their talents to our team. You will: - Handle strategic planning and day to day operational activity for home delivery distribution in a geographic area to meet circulation, service and budget goals. Work with the home delivery manage...
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HC008001: Action Resources Houston, TX See Below To Apply Hiring Class A CDL Tanker Drivers! $1500 Sign On Bonus! Must have tanker experience and hazmat. For more information please call 255-352-7089....
HC010499: ACI Motor Freight, Inc. Houston, TX ATTENTION CDL DRIVERS! Current openings for PD drivers. Must have CDL-A w/Haz and Tanker, 2 yrs verifiable experience & clean driving record. Great Pay & Insurance!! To Apply: Call (713) 928-2228 & ask for Andrea OR Email Resume To: *****...
HC010709: Pepsi Beverages Company Houston, TX JOIN OUR WINNING TEAM The Pepsi Beverages Company is now hiring. We currently have openings for: Bay Delivery Drivers Merchandisers Loaders Fleet Mechanics Apply online at PBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
Now Hiring Part-time SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS $1500 CDL BONUS* At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family, and neighbors! Opportunities are currently available at the Nashua and Hudson School Districts. To qualify as a driver, you must be...
HC011449: ACT Pipe & Supply Houston, TX See Below To Apply Now hiring Class A CDL Drivers. Minimum 3 years flatbed experience driving 10-speed, 18 wheeler. Applicants must be eligible to work in US, pass background/drug screen/physical. Home nights and weekends. Please call 281-850-3452....
HC011505: J.C. Delivery, Inc Houston, TX Call 713-939-7945 DRIVERS SEEKING A GREAT PLACE TO WORK APPLY HERE! Houston based electronic delivery company is seeking the right candidates for Bobtail and Tractor Trailer drivers. •Class A CDL and/or 2 yr. Bobtail driving experience •Meet all DOT regulations •Clean Driving record •Neat Apperance •Team Player and Customer Service oriented BENEFITS: Health...
Pharr, 78577
Driver Experienced Local Dump Truck Driver with class A-CDL. Call Monday-Friday 8am-5pm at (956)330-4893 Info: TX15861 to 56654...
Supervisor Routing Supervisor Handle all routing functions nightly. Assign all trucks to loads. Work with 3rd shift mgr to ensure proper loading. Must have extensive knowledge of metro Boston. Excellent verbal and written comm skills with all levels. Union experience. 3-5 yrs supervising lg grps of pp in a whse environment. ***** Burke is EOE...
Dorchester, 02125
PRE-OWNED VEHICLE DIRECTOR Boston Volvo, part of The Village Automotive Group, is seeking a Pre-Owned Vehicle Director to join our award winning team. The ideal candidate will have a successful track record with wholesale and retail pre- owned vehicles in a fast paced multi franchise dealership. The ability to fully utilize the dealership CRM is a must. Job functions include appraising incoming pr...
Guardian Glass * Automotive * Building Products Guardian Industries currently looking for: Industrial Maintenance Mechanic •3-5 Yrs Industrial Maintenance Experience •Fabricating/welding skills, along with Electrical knowledge •Position is for 3rd shift (9pm-5am, Sun - Thur) •Ability to work safe without supervision •Must be able to read blue prints on machinery Send resume to: *****...
HC012089: Andrew Logistics La Porte, TX See Below To Apply New Terminal in La Porte Expanding and adding drivers: •Local/PreLoaders, Regional, OTR •Owner Operators Welcome •Out & back trips Excellent Pay includes: •Starting $0.42 loaded or empty •Sign-on & quarterly bonus •Detention, pump, loading pay •Full Benefits, Pay weekly Must have: •Tank & haz endorsements •2 years T/T experience •Must be a...
SUSSER Petroleum Company gopetro transport LLC GoPetro Transport, a Susser Petroleum Company is Hiring in Houston Seeking experienced fuel delivery drivers to service Stripes Convenience Stores and other Susser Petroleum businesses. $$$$ SIGN-ON BONUS $$$$ Daily Guarantee PLEASE APPLY ONLINE FOR CONSIDERATION Requirements include: Class...
Bensalem, 19020
CDL CLASS A DRIVERS Bensalem, PA Earn Up To $175K! Tired of driving someone else's truck?Want to own your own truck? Now you can start your own business with NO MONEY DOWN. Our program for qualified drivers includes paid training, sign on bonus cash & fuel card, FUEL AT JUST $1.40 PER GAL., wkly settlements with direct deposit & free terminal parking. Late Model Tractors Available! Plenty of work...
Philadelphia, 19107
Drivers Philadelphia Area Owner Operators Straight Trucks & Tractors Home Daily 888-593-2705 Source: Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News...
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