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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 Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer m...
EveryWare Global, Inc. is one of the world’s leading designers and sellers of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and foodservice markets. It is also the largest supplier of dinnerware to the foodservice industry in North America. The Company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe and Asia. EveryWare’s global platform allows the Company to market a...
Plus, 2 Days Off Every Week & $3,000 Sign-on Bonus! Call Now 866-951-2032! US Xpress has a NEW local, dedicated opportunity for CDL-A truck drivers. Drive for a Fortune 500 Company, Get a $3,000 Sign-on Bonus, and Earn Great Pay without having to sacrifice Your Home Time. You’ll average $1,000+ weekly and drive a Newer Truck – average age 2 years old. If you’re ready for More Home Time AND Great...
About Aramark Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) is in the customer service business across food, facilities and uniforms, wherever people work, learn, recover, and play. United by a passion to serve, our more than 270,000 employees deliver experiences that enrich and nourish the lives of millions of people in 22 countries around the world every day. Aramark is recognized among the Most Admired Companies by FO...
Headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina, Hagemeyer North America is a distributor of products and services focusing on business-to-business markets in electrical materials, safety products, and industrial products. Hagemeyer USA sites are conveniently located to serve local markets throughout the United States. Our strength lies in the ability to serve local customers through the relationship...
5000+ Miles, $8,000 Sign-On Bonus & 2015 Truck Call Now 866-459-0062! CDL A team drivers, look no further. Teams at US Xpress earn one of the highest pay rates – Start at 44 to 48 CPM + 22 CPM Monthly Mileage Bonus + 5 CPM Bonus, if you choose to stay out more than 45 days. That means your team can earn up to 75 CPM on All Miles Driven! And if you’re available to run, we have the miles, because ...
Plus, 2 Days Off Every Week & $3,000 Sign-on Bonus! Call Now 866-951-2032! US Xpress has a NEW local, dedicated opportunity for CDL-A truck drivers. Drive for a Fortune 500 Company, Get a $3,000 Sign-on Bonus, and Earn Great Pay without having to sacrifice Your Home Time. You’ll average $1,000+ weekly and drive a Newer Truck – average age 2 years old. If you’re ready for More Home Time AND Great...
Plus, 2 Days Off Every Week & $3,000 Sign-on Bonus! Call Now 866-951-2032! US Xpress has a NEW local, dedicated opportunity for CDL-A truck drivers. Drive for a Fortune 500 Company, Get a $3,000 Sign-on Bonus, and Earn Great Pay without having to sacrifice Your Home Time. You’ll average $1,000+ weekly and drive a Newer Truck – average age 2 years old. If you’re ready for More Home Time AND Great...
Supervisor: Head Bus Driver and Director of Buildings & Grounds Primary Responsibility: Transportation of students for daily routes, field trips, athletic trips, and other extra-curricular bus trips. Will assist maintenance staff throughout day when not on a bus. Qualifications: Commercial Drivers License with passenger endorsement. Must be able to exert up to 150 lbs. of force; ability to commu...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers Complete vendor backhauls as directed. You will aver...
INVENTORY ANALYST/BRAND COORDINATOR Rahway, NJ Area Growing Fashion Company Excellent Medical Benefits for the employee only, including 401K with Matching Great position for a go getter with Inventory, Product Analysis and Brand/Production exposure Requires: 3 years of Inventory/Product Analysis, Forecasting Excellent with numbers and proactive personality Knowledge of retail or wholesale p...
Will be handling a high volume of incoming calls from clients regarding orders, provide quotes, send samples, expedite orders. Act as the liaison between the sales department and the suppliers communicating the customers needs. Must have customer service experience working in a fast paced, team environment, excellent communication skills and any experience in promotional products is a plus. Excell...
Truck Driver/Warehouse for a construction products distribution company in Telford area seeks a non-CDL truck driver/warehouser. Position requires valid drivers licence and clean driving record. Deliveries of construction materials in tri-state area. Competitive salary. Apply in person: Winroc/SPI, 375 E. Church Rd., Suite 2, Telford, PA 18969...
DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS All New Pay PackagesFor Entry Level, Company Drivers, & Owner OperatorsCompany Driver Pay Increases at All Levels+ $5,000 Sign-on Bonus+ Pet on Your Truck+ Paid Orientation+ Up to .44¢+ Guaranteed Pay= One Great CareerEntry Level Drivers a 20% Increase in Pay+ Tuition Reimbursement+ Paid Orientation+ $4,000 Bonus at 12 Months+ Guaranteed Pay= One Great CareerOw...
Drivers Class A CDL BLACK HORSE CARRIERS is excited to announce we have new Auto Parts Delivery Driver Openings in the DAVENPORT, IA area. Dedicated routes, 5 day work week, Home daily. 2nd and 3rd shifts available, Automotive parts delivery experience a plus. Class A. $1,100 plus a week. New Equipment (2013) with XM Radio. These are full time positions with benefits. If you have at least 2 yrs. E...
REGIONAL, DEDICATED AND LOCAL DRIVING POSITIONS AVAILABLE 22 Years of Age w/ 6 Months of Exp $3000.00 Sign-On Bonus With Class A CDL License We offer: - Guarantee $875.00 Pay for first 12 weeks Mileage Pay up to $.44 CPM - Stop Pay - Drop & Hook Pay - Detention Pay Bonuses for Safety & Clean Inspection - Vacations & Holiday Pay Longevity Bonus paid annually - $1000.00 For additional information, p...
CONSTRUCTION CONSTRUCTION OPENINGS Iron Workers Concrete Finishers General Laborers Experience preferred. Valid Drivers license required. We offer a full benefit package including 3 health insurance options, dental insurance, vision & life insurance plus 401K, holiday & vacation. Mandatory pre-employment drug testing. EOE. Apply in person or call: Holland Contracting Corp., 1400 South 4th ...
TRUCK DRIVER CDL Class A Route Driver for Lipari Foods in Dayton area. $925 wkly. 1 year exp. & 50,000 miles required. Full-time. 401k, Health & more! Email resumes to ***** First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Nov 16, 2014...
OWNER/OP DRIVERS NEEDED Walpole is looking for local company drivers and owner-operators. Qualified applicants must possess the following: • Class A CDL • At least 23 years of age • A minimum of two years verifiable driving experience • A clean driving record Company driver packages includes: 401K, paid training, safety bonuses, paid vacations, professional uniforms, uniform cleaning servi...
DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS All New Pay Packages For Entry Level, Company Drivers, & Owner Operators Company Driver Pay Increases at All Levels + $5,000 Sign-on Bonus + Pet on Your Truck + Paid Orientation + Up to .44¢ + Guaranteed Pay = One Great Career Entry Level Drivers a 20% Increase in Pay + Tuition Reimbursement + Paid Orientation + $4,000 Bonus at 12 Months + Guara...

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