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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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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...
CDL Driver - Hazmat & Tanker SJ Transportation, located in southern New Jersey, has been in business for over 40 years and is one of the premier carriers in the transportation of industrial waste. Our reputation is based on having the best equipment and professional drivers. We are currently looking for local, regional (2-3 days out) and OTR (5 days out) drivers as well as Owner Operators. We o...
The Warehouse Worker is responsible for the accurate storing, shipping and receiving of product to meet company standards of safety, security and productivity. The Warehouse Worker is responsible for operating a double pallet jack for the purpose of moving, locating, relocating, stacking, and counting merchandise. Essential Functions: Accurately selecting product according to the customer’s batc...
Stable firm with distribution centers in USA. Will work at the Newark/Hebron warehouse on 2nd shift as supervisor. [1PM to Close] Supervisor Warehouse experience required Will supervise staff, maintain inventory by scheduling materials moved to and from warehouse. Maintain storage area. Organize floor space and recommend improvements Conduct physical counts, reconciling variances and put in d...
Project Manager (General Manager) Project Manager should have at least five years of experience managing a paratransit operation (preferably 75 buses or larger) with a call center and Trapeze paratransit scheduling software. The Project Manager will serve as the principal contact person for the Council. Our Project Manager will oversee the operation of the service, provide supervision of all per...
Company Description: The Transamerica companies offer a wide array of innovative financial services and products with a common purpose: to help individuals, families, and businesses build, protect and preserve their hard-earned assets. With more than a century of experience, we have built a strong reputation on solid management, sound decisions and consumer confidence. The Transamerica companies...
Overview: Canon Business Process Services has an opening for an Experienced Pick/Pack/Fulfillment Expeditor in the West Carrollton, OH area. The incumbent prepares bills of lading for freight carriers, assists in loading trucks and obtains signatures on shipments. Responsible for counting and recording merchandise to assure accuracy of shipment and receipt; performs related duties as required. R...
Overview: Canon Business Process Services has an opening for a Shipping & Receiving Coordinator. in the West Carrollton, OH area. The incumbent prepares bills of lading for freight carriers, assists in loading trucks and obtains signatures on shipments. Responsible for counting and recording merchandise to assure accuracy of shipment and receipt; performs related duties as required. Responsibili...
Multi Function Service Center Support 1- TX(http://www.chiptonross.com/newjobs/148856.htm) RESPONSIBILITIES: The Call Center Service Representative III (CSR) answers incoming requests via telephone, Internet, and/or correspondence from internal and external customers as the first tier of customer support. The CSR performs administrative activities in support of Human Resources functions. Job Re...
*Requires current / active SECRET SECURITY CLEARANCE and ability to obtain/maintain an Iraq MEV* Essential Duties and Responsibilities Responsible for coordinating, tracking, meeting, and greeting all Chief of Mission passengers arriving/departing at Bahgdad International Airport (BIAP) as well as to coordinate and relay valid passenger information for quick transit through BIAP. Maintains bille...
Description: Working in a warehouse environment processing orders and move boxes of files, books, binders, backup tapes and other materials. The work is very physical requiring the manual lifting, carrying, and moving/arranging of boxes while standing, stooping, crawling, kneeling and twisting. Employees must be able to lift and carry boxes ranging in weight from 10-40lbs on a regular basis. Emplo...
JOB DESCRIPTION: Overview: Canon Business Process Services has an opening for a Part Time, Shipping & Receiving Coordinator in the West Carrollton, OH area. Responsible for all aspects of shipping and receiving of incoming and outgoing packages. Scanning merchandise to assure accuracy of shipment and receipt; performs related duties as required. Responsibilities: - Assemble orders and prepares...
Iron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a tr...
Japanese & English Speaking Purchasing Assistant Do you speak fluent Japanese and English? Excited to begin or grow your career with a well-established international company? We are currently seeking a Bilingual Purchasing Assistant who can provide leadership in the purchasing and procurement department, handling orders and invoices, managing product transfer, and providing communication with Jap...
Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; developing sales; maintaining records. Duties: * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck by ordering, placing, and securing items. * D...
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We are seeking someone that is forklift certified for a warehouse in Fayetteville, NC. Must have Reach Truck experience. Will be tested during interview. Must be able to pass background check and drug screenings. Please submit resume for consideration....
Newspaper Delivery WORK PART TIME EARN $10.93 AN HOUR The Akron Beacon Journal is seeking dependable, motivated, responsible individuals to work as single copy rack managers to deliver to our vending machines and dealer outlets. To qualify, you must possess a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. The successful candidate must be able to work an average of 15-25 hours a week. Start time...
Dock Workers/ Forklift Drivers Join The Custom Companies Team If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the transportation industry and want to be part of the fastest growing full service transportation company in the Chicago land area and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic work environment with excellent benefits including company matched 401k, Health, RX, Dental, Vision, p...
Job Description: Immediate opening within a local Manufacturing Company in search of a professional Dispatcher to join their team! Dispatcher (Night & Day Shifts) Will analyze available resources to ensure the most efficient utilization of drivers, fleet, and rental equipment in virtual dispatch environment. Must be willing to work day or night shifts and overtime. Qualifications: -2 years resour...
Job Description: When Opportunity Knocks...Will You Be Ready To Answer? Looking for an Accounting Coordinator that is willing to see the glass half full, not half empty! Looking for the right candidate to coordinate for an AP department. Must be flexible with the ability to manage priorities and workflow as well as the versatility and flexibilty to communicate with people from diverse backgrounds...

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