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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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Company Confidential Panama City, 32401
Logistics/Transport Mercury Test Boat Driver 5.5 hours per day. Wed - Sat. Morning and afternoon shifts available. $11 per hour. Pickup and dropoff application at guard house from 3pm - 8pm. 11 College Ave Panama City, 32401 Web ID#: 34287542 Text FL87542 to 56654...
Panama City, 32402
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transportation School Bus Driver AMIKids Panama City Marine Institute (PCMI) is accepting applications for a Bus Driver. Must have a CDL Class B license and excellent driving record. Must have ability to work a split shift. 40 hours/week; year round position. Pick up an application at 200 E. Beach Drive or fax your resume to 850-785-6880 EOE Web ID#: 34287434 Text FL87434 to...
Panama City, 32402
Logistics/Transport EARN EXTRA INCOME NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Become a Newspaper Carrier Crestview Open routes available in the early morning Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your community Independent Contractors Must have: lA reliable vehicle lProof of Auto Insurance lA valid driver’s license lBe 18 yrs or older Stop by 705 Ashley Dr, Crestview or Call Dale Rob...
Panama City, 32402
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transport EARN EXTRA INCOME NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Destin/Miramar Beach Open routes available in the early morning Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your community Independent Contractors Must have: lA reliable vehicle lProof of Auto Insurance lA valid driver’s license lBe 18 yrs or older Stop by the Daily News at 2 Eglin Pkwy NE, FWB, or C...
Panama City, 32402
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transport EARN EXTRA INCOME NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Niceville/ Navarre Open routes available in the early morning Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your community Independent Contractors Must have: lA reliable vehicle lProof of Auto Insurance lA valid driver’s license lBe 18 yrs or older Stop by the Daily News at 2 Eglin Pkwy NE, FWB, or ema...
Company Confidential Bridgeton, 28519
NewToday.jpg Trades CDL TRUCK DRIVERS CALL: (252) 670-2611...
Company Confidential STRAFFORD, MO, 65757
DRIVERS: $1500 SIGN ON EXCELLENT BENEFITS & PAY HOME EVERY 7-10 DAYS NEW EQUIP / NO TOUCH FREIGHT 866-374-8487...
Company Confidential Owensboro, KY, 42303
NOW HIRING DRIVERS Are you looking to be part of a family atmosphere where you can be part of a team? We offer sick, vacation, insurances, 401k, and competitive pay. You can be home every night. We are a growing company that needs qualified people to join our staff. Valor currently needs drivers with a Class A Hazmat or those willing to obtain. www.valoroil.com Contact 270-663-3200 for your confid...
Company Confidential Owensboro, KY, 42301
CDL Truck Driver Wanted Part or Full Time Murphy Excavating LLC. Experience pulling dump trailers and low-boys. Local Run. 270-929-2477...
ROLLOFF DRIVER NEEDED Class A, plus 3 points on driver's record (bring copy). Apply in person at: 73 Hunters Branch Road, Troy, VA to fill out application As Posted in the Charlottesville Daily Progress...
Huntington, 25701
Yesterday Delivery Service is hiring CDL drivers. Both Class A B and D. Apply in person or call with questions at 800-353-9527. , Listing from The Herald-Dispatch, www.herald-dispatch.com...
Company Confidential YUBA CITY, CA, 95991
Truck Drivers HazMat Class A driver, 6 mos. exp. necessary. Year round. Call between 8am-5pm, 530-870-0539 or fax resume to: 530-763-4888.This ad posted through www.appealdemocrat.com...
Odessa, 79762
Driver FCC Environmental is seeking a CLASS A CDL DRIVER To safely operate truck. High school diploma/equivalent required. Good driving record, knowledge of vehicle maintenance and repair, ability to operate CMV Equipment & meet DOT required physical & drug screen. Please go: www.fccenviron mental.com to apply and upload your resume or call 432-550-2533 315 Pronto Ave....
Farm Tractor Driver Must have experience with GPS technology including Auto Steer, precision fertilizer and chemical application and planting equipment. All late model John Deere equipment with Trimble Guidance. Drivers license required. Verifiable references also required. Call 229-246-1340 for an application As Posted in the Dothan Eagle...
Transport Driver, CLASS A HAZMAT REQUIRED. HIGHLANDS PETROLEUM OIL CORP. 603 COLONIAL ROAD,ABINGDON, VA 24210. TELEPHONE 276-628-7114. As Posted in the Bristol Herald Courier...
Delivery Drivers wanted Full & Part Time, exp. preferred but not necessary, CO drivers license •& heavy lifting required. PAY DOE • Apply in person at: • All Events Rentals • 1438 Nelson Rd. • Longmont. NO CALLS ••...
DRIVER AND SERVICE INSTALLER Propane gas company seeking full-time or seasonal Bulk Delivery Driver. Must have Class B CDL w/HazMat & tanker endorsements. Also seeking Service Installer/Tank Setter. Must have Class C CDL w/HazMat. $1,000 sign on bonus. Benefit package, competitive wage & 401k and profit sharing. Please call James 570-336-8145...
Company Confidential Alma, MI, 48801
MILK TRANSPORT DRIVERS. Also, OTR Reefer Drivers. Must have CDL/Tanker endorsement. Clean driving record, 2 years experience. Fax resume to: 989-681-5921 or apply in person at: 9575 N. Alger Rd., Alma, MI Click to apply by EMAIL...
Class A Driver Class A CDL Driver with 3 years min. exp. HAZMAT Endorsed.(Tractor/Triaxle/ Roll-off). FAX resumes to RED Technologies, at 860.342-1042; Email: ***** Mail or in person: 173 Pickering Street, Portland, CT 06480. RED Technologies, LLC is An EOE. Click to apply by EMAIL =...
TRUCK DRIVER WANTED Apply at: Fraticelli Oil Co., 239 Litchfield Street, Leominster, MA....
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