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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 Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
Truck Driver POSITION SUMMARY Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a straight truck to transport and deliver goods or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Depending on customer needs, may be required to manually unload truck. May require use of manual or electric walk-behind pallet jack. Requires commercial drivers' license with Haz Mat endorsement. Benefits for full-time employees i...
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. This is a second shift position, from 2pm - 10:30 pm. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriente...
Headquartered in Palo Alto, Theranos, Inc. is a consumer healthcare technology company. Theranos’ clinical laboratory offers comprehensive laboratory tests from samples as small as a few drops of blood at unprecedented low prices. Founded in 2003 by Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos’ mission is to make actionable health information accessible to people everywhere in the world at the time it matters, enab...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries A national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers and 3rd party warehousing provider is seeking independent contract drivers operating cargo vans, box trucks, and/or fuel-efficient vehicles. Make your own schedule, routes and on-demand deliveries available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money...
*This role can be located in Garland, TX, Largo, FL, or El Segundo, CA The Principal Supply Chain Specialist is a strong leader with demonstrated contracting skills. The candidate for this position must be a self-starter, capable of developing and achieving organizational objectives, and must be able to successfully interface with all levels of internal and supplier management. This location of ...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries A national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers and 3rd party warehousing provider is seeking independent contract drivers operating cargo vans, box trucks, and/or fuel-efficient vehicles. Make your own schedule, routes and on-demand deliveries available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money ...
Company Class A CDL Line Haul Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc. is a 23 year leader in the logistics industry and wants you to become a part of our winning team! At Henry Industries, Inc. we believe safe, qualified drivers are essential to our overall success and operation. Apply and experience the advantages of joining our driving team and be home daily. We are currentl...
DC Department Supervisor Full Time – Cranbury, NJ Associates in a DC Department Supervisor position will lead an hourly team to do the fast paced work required to run the distribution center as efficiently, safely and productively as possible. They will ensure orders are selected, packaged, loaded, and dispatched safely, timely, efficiently and economically, and that proper records are maint...
Seasonal Drivers Needed - Company Provided Vehicle - Great Opportunity Flexible Schedules. Extra Cash for the Holidays. Seasonal Drivers Randstad Sourceright is hiring temporary Drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground, one of our company’s most admired clients. Qualifications include:* • 21 years or older • Motor vehicle record screening • Drug screen, backgrou...
Contract Courier / Delivery Driver Needed - Redding, CA COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers. Make your own schedule, drives available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money for you! If you are self-motivated, h...
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. SUMMARY: The Warehouse and Logistics Manager is responsible for the leadership of the warehouse and transportation processes for the com...
Administrative AssistantJobPurpose:EnhancesChief Operating Officer's effectivenessbyproviding information, managementsupport;representingthe Chief Operating Officer toothers. AdministrativeAssistantJobDuties: •Producesinformationbytranscribing,formatting,inputting,editing,retrieving,copying,and transmittingtext,data,andgraphics. •Conserves Chief Operating Officer's timebyreading,researching,and...
Current Need Position Description Transports materials to and from specified destinations. Drives truck to destination, applies knowledge of commercial driving regulations and area roads, and prepares receipts for loads picked up. May collect payment for goods delivered. May maintain truck log, according to state and federal regulations. Maintains telephone or radio contact with supervisor to re...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mach...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within parameter...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
City: San Diego State: California Postal/Zip Code: 92111 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 acquisi...
City: Merrillville State: Indiana Postal/Zip Code: 46410 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 acquisi...

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