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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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Description Intelligence. Creativity. Innovation. These are the things you'll find at DISH Network, the pioneer in television entertainment. We offer individualized career paths for driven, talented individuals who are ready to be rewarded and recognized. Supporting over 150 In-Home Services (IHS) offices across the country, the IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated emp...
This role can be located at any SAS location in the US. Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is seeking a strong candidate to join the procurement department responsible for the procurement and subcontracting of electrical commodities and services. This position will predominately manage procurement/subcontract activities for medium and high complexity electric assemblies and sub-assemblies ...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
General Maintenance Associate Full - Time Shifts Ensuring a large distribution center (typically from .5 MM to 1.5MM sf) and distribution related equipment is maintained to ensure an efficient, orderly, safe work environment. Duties include: Preventative Maintenance execution Painting Lift equipment batter changing Special maintenance projects Basic carpentry, plumbing & electrical (not re...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Bliss facility Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work, staff supervision, financial and business development activities. At this level, the position is typically responsible for program(s) with annual revenues of $15-20 million. At this level, the position is typically respons...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within paramete...
This position is located in our CA, Vandenberg AFB facility Performs clerical and manual tasks to maintain an inventory of materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. Performs clerical and manual duties in material areas such as receiving, storing, issuing, and delivering materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. Maintains established inventory levels by checking shelves and then notifying supe...
Dispatch Opening for a transportation dispatcher for a busy freight company. This is a very good opportunity to work with one of the largest groups in the world. $14 per hr. Please forward resume for consideration. *****...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently recruiting for a Buyer position in our Clearfield, UT location. NOTE: This is a temporary project-lev...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
RUAN Regional Drivers Based in St. Louis, MO $3000 Sign On Bonus! Earn up to $65,000 / Year, Free Medical Benefits Avail. Excellent 401K Plan, 11 Paid Holidays CDL-A w/1 yr. T/T Exp. Req'd 800-879-7826 www.ruan.com/jobs Dedicated to Diversity. EOE. (1938971)...
Drivers Top of the Food Chain We are hiring CDL A Drivers! SYGMA provides delivery services for some of the largest food chains in the country. We are looking for Delivery Drivers in Westborough to safely and efficiently transport and unload product for our customers. Our service excellence is driven by the dedicated Sygma employees who are constantly bringing our beliefs and values to life. About...
Class A CDL Delivery Driver (based out of Johnstown, CO) 4 day work week. Excellent benefits package. Apply at www.farner-bocken.com Physical and drug screen required. EOE...
Job Description: This Machine Operator Position Features: ? Fun Working Environment ? Great Schedule ? Excellent Compensation ? Great Pay to $25K Immediate need for Machine Operator seeking fun working environment, great schedule and excellent compensation. Hardworking, attention to detail and organized with time management skills. Great benefits. Apply for this great position as a assembler...
Discover career-defining opportunities at TimkenSteel. We are a modern-day startup company with nearly 100 years of steelmaking behind us. We manufacture some of the world’s cleanest alloy steel using state-of-the-art technologies to help customers push the bounds of what’s possible. And we rely on our core values – ethics and integrity, quality, innovation and independence – to create steel produ...
Large medical services company is looking for a strong contract-to-direct hire IT Procurement/Contracts Specialist to negotiate IT contracts and services, manage multiple vendors, licensing, etc. Requirements: Bachelors degree required; Masters of Business Administration preferred and at least 5 + years of experience in procurement and vendor management conducting RFPs and negotiating IT type con...
Ahern Rentals is looking for a Class A CDL driver to unload, load and transport general rental and high reach equipment from work sites and other branch locations. Incentive Package includes: · Competitive pay · Paid Vacation · Paid Holidays · 401k Retirement Plan · Benefits after the first of the month following 60 days will include: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life · Supplemental Insurance ...

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