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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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Florissant, 63031
Driver for detach trailer. We move all types of cargo. Every day is different. Class A CDL required. Have to pass drug test & physical. Benefits package. Apply in person at 5 Industrial Ln, Florissant, MO 63031. Mon-Fri 9-5. Or send e mail to *****. 314-831-8800 (1921702)...
WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR CORESTAFF Servicesis currently seeking a Warehouse Supervisor for a 12-18 month assignment in High Point, NC. This Supervisor manages shop employees in a manufacturing and assembly environment, plans and assigns work, implements policies and procedures, and recommends improvements in production. The typical staff size is 30-50 people. Role Priorities: Safety Employee Relations...
Company Confidential Kingman, 86401
Great Opportunity Martin Swanty Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram has an opening for a Lot Porter The position will be fulltime 40 hrs/ week with standard benefits. We offer a great pay plan with CSI Bonus: • Medical • Dental • 401K • Paid Vacations • Paid Holidays Apply in person at 2620 E. Andy Devine Ave. No phone calls please....
Dibble Trucking Inc. in Gardner, IL is accepting applications for truck drivers. Class A license with tanker / hazmat endorsements required. Dibble trucking runs all 48 states and Canada, must have valid passport and Twic card within 90 days of hire. Includes full benefit package. Phone: 815-237-2251 Fax 815-237-0014 Posting provided by:...
GIS/GPS ANALYST The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of GIS / GPS Analyst. The salary for this position is $28,673.85. Responsibilities of this position are to develop and maintain the geographic information system (GIS) databases, coverage’s and linkages to various databases, as well as extensive GPS duties, including collecting infrastructure features using...
Class A CDL Regional Drivers Multiple Positions Available, 1 yrClass A T/T exp in last 3 yearsreq. Good Pay, Newer Equipment domiciled in Dixon.Home every weekend and 1-3weeknights. Physically Demanding. $1000-$1200 avg. weekly pay. Call Pam at 719-645-7095 Posting provided by:...
Drive or dispatch new, house-owned and maintained Lincoln sedans for first-tier execs. Oper/Year. No fees, expenses. Health, 401k, sign-on bonus, $55k average earnings. Norwalk, CT Miss Lynch: 203-866-2231...
Class A Drivers for a local trucking company 1 year min. exp. Mechanic Diesel Truck Mechanic Apply in person at 19725 Road 180, Strathmore fax resume (559)568-2695 or call (559)568-1295....
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
DELIVERY & INSTALLER PRESCOTT SPAS seeking dedicated & hard working candidate. Key Qualifications: Clean driving record, ability to understand wiring diagrams, ability to follow written instructions, work well with others, good customer relations skills,excellent organizational & attention to detail. Pay determined on experience level. Please send resume to: ***** or fax to 928-...
Company Confidential Prescott, 86301
LOOKING FOR PT/FT CDL class A driver, competitive wages, home every night. Local deliveries. Ballard Truss, Jeremy 928-632-9300...
Cleveland, 44146
Tired of the road? Local job, home eves and wknds. 3 yrs exp., and Class A needed. Great pay! Call 440-336-0832 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
Odessa, 79764
Driver DRIVER NEEDED with clean driving record. Punctual, ability to pull and back up gooseneck bumper pull trailer, Fluent English speaking helpful. Bilingual a plus. Apply in person at CHAPARRAL INDUSTRIES 2320 West Oregon Odessa, TX....
Carthage, 75633
Oil Related WILDBLUE EQUIPMENT Local oilfield service company is seeking CDL Driver to deliver in the Midland/ Odessa area. Must have experience in delivering mobile homes or hauling oversize loads. A current CDL is required. Must have a clean driving record and be able to pass a drug screen. Will require a resume and needs to be sent to: shoused@ Please call 817-269-6028 for more info...
DRIVERS OTR with CDL. We offer vacation, holidays, health insurance and 401k. Rohrer Trucking, 814-796-6747...
Class A CDL Line Haul Driver (based out of Johnstown, CO) 4 shift work week. HOME DAILY. 3 raises in the first year. Excellent benefit package. Apply at Physical and drug screen required....
Career Opportunity Full-Time Position Warehouse Shipping/ Receiving Tech Brush, CO plant Previous warehouse experience preferred but will train the right applicant. Successful work history required. Forklift and mechanical/repair skills helpful. Minimum age 18, some heavy lifting required. We provide competitive wages and excellent benefits. Apply in person to: Kelley Bean Co. 28810 Morgan CR S Br...
TOW TRUCK OPERATORS NEEDED We have F/T & P/T openings available for the following roles; FLAT BED TOW TRUCK OPERATOR SERVICE TRUCK OPERATOR 4-CAR CARRIER OPERATOR - Minimum Class B CDL Please apply online at or call (717) 469-0084 The position includes; F/T & P/T Competitive salary, commissions and bonus opportunities available Benefit options, Paid holidays & vacations...
CDL-A Hiring Event Tues. - Fri. July 29th - August 1st 9:00am-4:00pm 2910 Old Tree Drive, Lancaster, PA Only 6 months tractor trailer experience required!! $6,000 Sign On Bonus (limited time!) $72,000+ avg. yearly salary 1, 2 & 3 Day Routes Generous Benefits Package Apply now at: MBMCAREERS.COM Requirements: Class A CDL 6 months TT Experience Able to lift 75 lbs. Good Driving/Work History Must Pas...
SCHOOL VAN DRIVERS WANTED. 4-6 hours/day, $12/hr plus bonuses. Must be good with children and have 7+ years safe driving experience. Will train. Call (978) 400-7811 after 9:30 AM for application. EOE....
Company Confidential Gastonia, 28053
NewToday.jpg Drivers PART TIME Local Driver Must have CDL license & 2 yrs experience. 704-867-2317...
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