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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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Position Description: Supply Chain Coordinator Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Supply Chain Coordinator in Hoffman Estates, IL. This position will be responsible for executing scheduling activities within the supply chain department. This position is part of a 4 person supply chain team. It will have primary day-to-day responsibility for executing DRP messages,...
Saint Louis, 63101
AVERITT EXPRESS $2,000 Sign-on BONUS (Exp Drivers) DEDICATED DRIVERS • Start pay at 32 cpm + Hub Miles • Average 2,450 miles per week • Get Home EVERY Week! • CSA Friendly Equipment • BCBS insurance & More! • CDL-A w/4mo. T/T exp. or recent trucking school graduate CALL: 888-459-2115 Equal Opportunity Employer - Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disab...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, 63101
Edwardsville Packers 1st & 2nd Shift Available CFA Staffing is proud to announce the opening of our newest office in Granite City. We have 100's of openings for Packers Please stop by or call our office right next to Little Ceasars CFA Staffing 3717G Nameoki Granite City, Illinois 62040 1-618-709-4960 Open interviews conducted Monday - Friday from 9am-3pm We have openings in Edwardsville for Light...
Harrisburg, NC Distribution warehouse is looking for Order Pullers. 2nd shift & 3rd Shift Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. OFF DAYS: Monday and Friday Warehouse Associates are responsible for loading, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting of products into and out of a distribution center, warehouse or cross dock. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other...
Company Confidential Sanford, 32772
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Company Confidential Arlington, 76010
Logistics/Transport Drivers CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/ Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down 1-888-880-5911 Web Id 34294405...
Sanford, 32772
Train in 15 days Driver Trainees Needed Now. Drivers being pre-hired and CDL-Trained through TDI for Schneider National * $800 per week plus benefits * Regional, Dedicated, OTR No experience Necessary! Call Today!!! 1-800-876-7364...
Dibble Trucking in Gardner, IL is looking for Part Time Drivers. Drivers must have Class A CDL with Tanker & Hazmat endorsements. This position is for Local Drivers home daily. Please call 815-237-2251 during business hours 7 am to 4:30 pm Mon - Fri if you have any questions. Posting provided by:...
Unload trucks/verify receipts for accuracy. Route materials to designated areas. Fast paced team environment. Previous experience preferred. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Sit down forklift experience a plus. St. Charles. Email resume: ***** or fax 630-762-1002 Posting provided by:...
CONCRETE MIXER TRUCK OPERATOR Federal Materials Company is accepting applications for Concrete Mixer Truck Operators. Experience is not necessary. Safe driving record, good work history, & a flexible schedule is required. Top benefits and much more. Apply in person at one of our locations. Positions are available in: Paducah, KY Murray, KY Cadiz, KY Princeton, KY Learn more at FMC is...
Class A Drivers Wanted Terry Johnson Trucking, Inc. is looking for Class A Drivers to fill some botton dumps & willing to start ASAP. Please contact us for an application at 534-2491. Paid hourly. Benefits after 6 months. (559)534-2491
Ravenna, 44266
Class A CDL - OTR Drivers 3 yrs exp. required. Paid holidays /vacations plus benefits. $2000 sign on bonus! Ravenna. Call 330-673-3455 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
CDL Driver Deliver Driver/Warehouse Straight truck and tractor trailer deliveries within 300 mile radius of Erie. Monday-Friday with very few overnight runs. Full benefits, heavy lifting required. Send resume to Tri State Door, 8850 Fry Rd., McKean, PA 16426...
Delivery Drivers wanted Full & Part Time, Exp. pref. but not necessary. CO MVL/heavy lifting req. PAY DOE • Non-Smoking pref. Apply in person at: • All Events Rentals • 1438 Nelson Rd. • Longmont. NO CALLS ••...
Company Confidential UPPER DARBY, PA, 19082
Drivers Tow Truck Driver w/Mechanical exp. in UD area. Clean driving record req’d. 610-352-9947...
Charlestown Paving Co in Malvern looking for CDL Class A Truck Driver w/exp. Call 610-644-1693 or email: ***** =...
Company Confidential WEST CHESTER, PA, 19380
Drivers - HAZMAT Class A Drivers - HAZMAT Class A Local & intermediate work. Home weekends. 610-436-4749...
CDL DRIVERS-HEAVY HAUL Seeking Co. Drivers with 2 years experience. Local/Regional Heavy Haul Steel. Good MVR. Pays 26-30% + benefits. Call Dick @ 724-302-6191...
Bus Driver - PT $13.00 an hour to start Immediate opening for (20-24 hrs a week) shuttle bus driver for an independent retirement community. CDL license Class “C” or better with “P” endorsement is a must.for 21 passenger shuttle bus. Must fill out application on premises & pass a background check. No need to send a resume. Get position for a retired person or someone just needing a few hours a wee...

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