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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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DRIVERS WANTED: Zimmerman Truck Lines Inc. is in need of experienced Steelhaulers to run the northeast, dedicated regional Van Drivers and Teams to run coast to coast. All drivers must have at least one year of over the road experience, hold a Class A CDL, and have a clean driving record. Zimmerman's offers medical/dental/vision with benefits starting 14 days after your date of hire, payday eve...
Position Summary: Provides direct supervision to the Route Sales team. This includes the direct responsibility for the efficient route operation of the company’s distribution. Role Responsibilities: Coach, mentor, train RSR’s, route relief and supervisors within the area of responsibility for insuring a positive growth in sales volume through existing customers, improving service levels and ins...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
UPS is accepting applications for full-time Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ability to operate a vehic...
About Us Blue Sun International is a fast growing company present in the US and Mexican market. Blue Sun focuses on the distribution of ingredients to manufacture Personal Care products (creams, lotions, make up and cosmetics in general). Responsibilities • Manage remote third party warehouses in the US and Mexico • Implement procedures in Mexico warehouse • Supervise PO confirmations from cl...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers Complete vendor backhauls as directed. Driver is res...
NEW! Low Payment Lease for Flatbed Drivers, Take Home $1350/WK Zero-Down Walk Away Lease, No Credit Check, No Balloon Payment Don't Wait! 888-700-6981 Western Express has immediate openings for their new Flatbed Lease Purchase program. If you've always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get rolling with little more than a handshake. Our new Zero-Down Walkaway...
NEW! Low Payment Lease for Flatbed Drivers, Take Home $1350/WK Zero-Down Walk Away Lease, No Credit Check, No Balloon Payment Don't Wait! 888-700-6981 Western Express has immediate openings for their new Flatbed Lease Purchase program. If you've always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get rolling with little more than a handshake. Our new Zero-Down Walkaway...
Zero-Down Walk Away Lease, No Credit Check, No Balloon Payment Don't Wait! 888-700-6981 Western Express has immediate openings for their new Lease Purchase program. If you've always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get rolling with little more than a handshake. Whether you want to drive van or flatbed, our new Zero-Down Walkaway Lease has an option that will ...
Position fills in for delivery drivers who are not available for their shifts (due to vacation, illness, etc.). Routes for the relief driver typically change day to day. Position delivers products to stores on an established or contingency route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, across a wide variety of weather conditions. D...
Company Confidential West Palm Beach, FL, 33417
We are an established and growing statewide wholesale distributor of nationally branded commercial and industrial products to wholesale, retail, and end user markets throughout Florida. We are seeking an experienced Inventory Procurement Manager to be based out of Palm Beach County, Florida. This individual will be a key member of the Company’s management team, reporting directly to the CFO. The p...
As an Estimator with Vectra, you will be responsible for the quick and efficient processing of price quotation on new orders, cost and work completion estimates for new projects and project continuations while maintaining balance between company profitability and the ability to secure the order. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Applies pricing programs developed according to the product/sales strategy and ...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified Part-Time CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers Complete vendor backhauls as directed. You...
NEW! Low Payment Lease for Flatbed Drivers, Take Home $1350/WK Zero-Down Walk Away Lease, No Credit Check, No Balloon Payment Don't Wait! 888-700-6981 Western Express has immediate openings for their new Flatbed Lease Purchase program. If you've always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get rolling with little more than a handshake. Our new Zero-Down Walkaway...
Linde is currently seeking a Coverage Coordinator I to join the team in Stewartsville, New Jersey. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Work with location management to resolve conflicts in the schedule created by the availability of equipment and drivers for dispatch and the number of stops, to best meet customer needs. ▪ Help support the teams in meeting all safety goals set forth by distribution by plann...
NEW! Low Payment Lease for Flatbed Drivers, Take Home $1350/WK Zero-Down Walk Away Lease, No Credit Check, No Balloon Payment Don't Wait! 888-700-6981 Western Express has immediate openings for their new Flatbed Lease Purchase program. If you've always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get rolling with little more than a handshake. Our new Zero-Down Walkaway...
Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer m...
NEW! Low Payment Lease for Flatbed Drivers, Take Home $1350/WK Zero-Down Walk Away Lease, No Credit Check, No Balloon Payment Don't Wait! 888-700-6981 Western Express has immediate openings for their new Flatbed Lease Purchase program. If you've always wanted to own your own truck and start your own business, now you can get rolling with little more than a handshake. Our new Zero-Down Walkaway...
Supply Chain Specialist Under the direction of the Logistics Task Lead, assist in program execution to provide world class service to all Patriot Test Facilities in the Northeast. Job Description: Become part of the team supporting Patriot Engineering Services. Candidate will be required to support the following tasks: Coordinate and track repairs of engineering assets for repair at Raytheon r...

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