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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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Performs a number of custodial functions as well as light mechanical maintenance. Essential Duties Regular site housekeeping and unsafe hazard inspections. Takes corrective action directed to address any conditions that are not acceptable. Changes light bulbs as appropriate. Responds immediately to any spills. Empties trash receptacles on a nightly basis. Performs light mechanical maintenance. Rep...
City: Easton State: Maryland Postal/Zip Code: 21601 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions ac...
Line Lead for Warehouse, Shipping and Receiving or Packing? Ready for a change for the better? As a full time Line Lead for a major retail distribution center, you will have your day split between leading the line and meeting production. If you are a leader who enjoys physical work, Manpower may have the opportunity for you. Your strong safety orientation, ability to train and physical stamina are...
Headquartered in exciting Atlanta, Georgia, Ballard Designs is a dynamic, fast-growing marketer of globally inspired home furnishings and accessories. We are a tight-knit, entrepreneurial team of smart, dedicated professionals who are passionate about what we do. If you are energetic, success-driven, and ready to make a real impact, we need to meet you. Right now, we are looking for a Merchandisin...
Fleet Service Administrative Assistant Frito-Lay, a leader in the snack food industry, has an opening for a Fleet Administrative Assistant at their Fleet Service Center in Frankfort, IN. (Vehicle Repair Call Center). Preferred candidates should have some knowledge of truck maintenance or prior experience with technical knowledge. Previous maintenance software experience preferred. The candidate mu...
Adecco Transportation is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Class A in Romulus, MI This is a temporary to hire opportunity. Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Drivers job include: -Load and unload truck-Touch freight with driver helper to assist -Make deliveries to Macedonia, OH and return same day -Keep all invoices in order...
Greensboro Auto Auction and Direct Transport are currently seeking a driver for our 10 car carriers. We run all late model 388 Peterbilt trucks with Cottrell high rail trailers, equipped with straps not chains. All of our trucks are strategically maintained and well kept. Drivers will be home on an average 3-4 nights per week. All trucks are run on E log system and are mostly quallcomm dispatched....
Overview: Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. is a diverse and decentralized pharmaceutical company that is committed to focusing on our key stakeholders while delivering consistently high performance. Our values provide the overall direction for our company, and provide us with the tools necessary to rise to any challenge by leveraging our collective hard work and effort along with our un...
Truck drivers earn up to $65,000 per year* and have flexible scheduling options in this Over-the-Road CDL position. OTR truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 600 miles per haul. If you want to hit the open road, explore the country and rack up the miles, there’s no better way than jumping behind the wheel as an Over-the-Road driver for Schneider. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL D...
Truck drivers earn up to $65,000 per year* and have flexible scheduling options in this Over-the-Road CDL position. OTR truckers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 600 miles per haul. If you want to hit the open road, explore the country and rack up the miles, there’s no better way than jumping behind the wheel as an Over-the-Road driver for Schneider. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL D...
Truck drivers have a predictable work schedule, weekly time at home and earn an average of $51,000 per year*, with top drivers earning $66,000 per year. Regional truckers haul 95% no touch freight within a primary travel area of Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, Iowa and Ohio. Enjoy engineered routes, predictable lanes and patterns, with Sears and Kmart! As a Regional driver, you’ll enjoy th...
This Regional truck driver position features earnings up to $0.40 per mile* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-600 miles per length of haul. You’ll be out on the road on a bi-weekly schedule, 11 days on and 3 days off. You will travel between the states of Minnesota, Texas, Ohio and Georgia. Plus, take advantage of “Home Run” pods which will al...
This Regional truck driver position features earnings up to $0.40 per mile* and a predictable work schedule. Truckers will haul 95% no-touch freight and average 300-600 miles per length of haul. You’ll be out on the road on a bi-weekly schedule, 11 days on and 3 days off. You will travel between the states of Minnesota, Texas, Ohio and Georgia. Plus, take advantage of “Home Run” pods which will al...
Truck drivers earn up to $57,000 per year*, have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Regional CDL position. Regional truckers haul 95% no touch freight and average 150-350 miles per length of haul. As a Regional driver, you’ll enjoy the best of both worlds: the freedom of the open road while staying close to home. Start your trucking career! Eligible CDL Driver Applicants Exper...
SUPPLY CHAIN VENDOR COORDINATOR PRIMARY KNOWLEDGE BASE / RESPONSIBLITIES - Coordinate and control maintenance and repair by outside vendors for 1300 Route Vans and back-up vendors for MMU's. Coordinate and control labor utilization and support for 14 MMU's. Respond to 24 / 7 road breakdown issues for RSR's, schedule repairs or towing as needed. Coordinate drop shipments of parts to outside vendors...
NOW HIRING HOME DELIVERY INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS! (Savannah, Georgia) *!! Includes $1000 sign on bonus !!* FSA Network is looking for Independent Contractors/Motor Carriers experienced in home delivery and installation of appliances. FSA Network has been representing major retail customers in markets nationwide for 30 years. We are currently hiring in the Savannah, Georgia area. With FSA you'll se...
Job ID: 6398 Position Description: Brink’s U.S., a division of Brink’s, Incorporated, is the premier provider of armored car transportation, ATM servicing, currency and coin processing, document destruction and other value added services to financial institutions, retailers and other commercial and government entities. The company has a proud history of providing growth and advancement opportuniti...
Position Summary Overall responsibility for the strategic sourcing of materials to support procurement requirements through source selection, supplier relationships, cost reduction negotiation, delivery and quality performance. This includes managing the issuing of RFQ's, quote analysis, supplier selection, and conducting market studies of commodity items. Coordinate activities with material plann...
Get on the fast track to a more rewarding career with National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car - teams that are committed to quality, innovation, customer satisfaction and employee development. We are a multibillion-dollar industry leader that is rapidly expanding and growing. At National and Alamo, exciting careers and opportunities are made possible, because how far you go is really up to you. I...
CDL-A (Class A) Delivery Driver - To safely operate an over-the-road tractor trailer at all times and deliver product to a specified route of restaurants on time with the best accuracy possible in a friendly professional manner. Unloads or assists in the unloading of product from the trailer to customers. Safely operates a semi-truck with trailer according to state and federal laws. Transports pro...
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