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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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JOB SUMMARY Position has responsibility for coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects. Plans, schedules, conducts, and coordinates assigned engineering work; monitors work for compliance to applicable codes, accepted engineering practices; ensures effective communication and coordination on assigned projects between all disciplines and all other project participants. Responsibl...
JOB SUMMARY Position has responsibility for coordination of all technical activities on assigned projects. The ideal candidate for this position will be an Engineer with Tool & Die Expertise in automotive manufacturing; product engineering and development. The candidate should have proven experience in tool and die design and tool build through development and production along with an extensive ba...
BASIC FUNCTION Performs a variety of engineering, CAD design and customer support related tasks in the planning and development of new products. Tasks are typically semi-complex to complex in nature with considerable requirement to exercise independent judgments. SCOPE Performs a variety of routine engineering related tasks to support the business unit or plant. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Responsible for...
Company: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC Division: WT - Services - Field Service Location: IN - Indianapolis Req ID: 129693 Position Title: Truck Driver - Maintenance Mechanic - CDL Class A - Indianapolis, IN Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: High School Diploma Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC is a leader in water and wastewater treatment product...
Local Dedicated Company Truck Driver Position Class A CDL Required Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months 12+ Months Exp in Last 5 Years · $48,000 a Year! $920 a Week! · Drivers must live with in 35 Miles of Elwood, IL! · Home Every Day! Off Weekends! · No Touch Freight! · Medical / Health insurance · Vision Insurance...
Monday - Friday 6:30am-3:00pm $14 hour POSITION SUMMARY: The Business Support Dispatcher is responsible for any freight dispatch or reservations calls, orders, and inquires primarily for H5 Fleet, Fleet Express, and GDS Transport. This position must be flexible to handle shifting demands, assume additional responsibilities over time, and support the Operations of Business Support/Finance in variou...
At least 5 years in Heavy Haul (this is MUST) The position is located in Ellisville, MS and will be Monday – Friday After hours contact is needed for emergencies (via cell phone) Advanced Computer knowledge CAD knowledge Experience with Permits Salary DOE - Relocation Available with the right qualifications...
Salary: $58-65K+ Education: Bachelors Years of Experience required: 2 -5 Candidates must have Automotive experience. Please do not apply if you do not have Automotive experience. Requirements: 2+ years of related manufacturing experience; Automotive industry experience; Knowledge and experience in statistics and QC tools inspection methods; CAD, GD&T, and APQP; Analytical and problem solving skill...
$1,000 Sign on Bonus! Local Intermodal Company Driver Position This Local Truck Driving Job you will be Home Daily and Off Two Days a Week. Hiring Class A Drivers that Live with in 45 Miles of Chicago, IL 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Pick up pre-loaded trailers and deliver locally! Weekly Pay, Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requir...
Magnussen Lexus of Fremont and Toyota of Palo Alto are seeking high-energy techs that are friendly and have a passion for auto repair. Must be committed to quality and have a track record and training level to back up this commitment. Previous experience is a must. Lexus or Toyota background preferred but not required. We are looking for people that want to grow with the business. If you are as go...
Job Title: CDL Bus Driver Pay rate: $13.10/hour starting pay Hours/Schedule: Hours of Operation- 4:30AM - 8:00PM Monday through Friday Split shift scheduling: Location operates 3 shifts per day which average 3.5 hours per shift, 2 hour standby/ready board Drivers guaranteed 32 hours/week with additional hours (to gain 40+/week) available for motivated drivers! Qualifications: Looking for detail or...
If you're looking for the benefits of joining an industry leader, with a high-charged, energy-filled environment, then you can stop looking, because you have found what you're looking for in the Courtesy bus driver position. Bring your energy, drive, and motivation to Hertz, and set your goals on cruise control! The Hertz Corporation, a world leader in the car rental industry, currently seeks ener...
Welch Packaging, an industry leader with multiple locations throughout the Midwest, is sourcing qualified candidates for a Shipping Manager opportunity at our facility in Toledo, OH. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growth-oriented organization where you’ll work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. The Shipping Manager is responsible for the coordination of material thru the facil...
The Route Logistics Analyst position within Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is responsible for the flawless execution of the Specialized Dispatch Operations process while ensuring location costs and productivity targets are achieved. Given the role and its responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate proactively, positively, and concisely with their location tea...
The Route Logistics Analyst position within Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is responsible for the flawless execution of the Specialized Dispatch Operations process while ensuring location costs and productivity targets are achieved. Given the role and its responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate proactively, positively, and concisely with their location tea...
Who We Are Azimuth, LLC is a full service human resource organization based out of Bensenville, IL. At Azimuth, we strive to provide the highest quality candidates to our loyal clients. We specialize in temporary, temporary-to-hire and permanent placement in a variety of industries. We are currently recruiting for a Logistics Coordinator for our customer with in Elk Grove Village. Our customer is...
Job Summary: This position is responsible for the management of all operations related to controlling the distribution processes & personnel in their assigned multi-shift / multi-team area of (Inbound, Inventory or Outbound) in the Global Distribution Center for ASD. This position will establish standards and operational procedures that provide controls of operational expenses while meeting operat...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Warehouse Material Handler in Groveport, OH. This is a long term temporary opportunity. Apply now if you meet the following qualifications. If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact the Grove City office 614-277-4879. Thank you. Qualifications: Experienced material handlers needed! You mu...
Savvy Staffing Solutions, LLC We are searching for a Recruiter for our Leominster office. To qualify you must be energetic, organized, possess good verbal and written skills.The ideal candidate must be either experienced in the staffing industry or have a strong proven background of successful customer service. As a Recruiter you will be responsible for interviewing, screening, hiring, and termina...
*GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR CDL DRIVERS W/TANKER WANTING TO WORK IN THE COLORADO OIL FIELDS.* FREE APARTMENT HOUSING HEALTH, VISION AND DENTAL AT 100% COVERAGE PAID 2 WEEKS VACATION AFTER 1 YR EMPLOYMENT OVERTIME $22.00 TO $25.00 TO START DOE MUST HAVE 2 YEARS CDL W/ TANKER AND HAZMAT TO APPLY ​ Description - Safe and efficient transportation of fuel products via tank truck - Meet transport productivit...
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