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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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Do you want a fuller wallet, and can you do Canada? Do you want to get home weekly? If so, apply now! We need Quality Drivers for Canadian Runs, and with our largest pay increase ever, we can give you what you need. Gordon Trucking is currently looking for solo and team CDL-Class A truck drivers to join our growing team for Canada loads: US originating routes out of Oregon and Washington to deliv...
Purpose: The Bus Driver safely transports assigned children to and from public school or field trips. They are responsible for maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the vehicles. Essential Functions: 1. Comply with traffic regulations in order to operate vehicles in a safe & courteous manner. 2. Follow safety rules as children are boarding and exiting bus/van and escort children across roa...
Truck driver wanted for mostly local P&D. Home daily with the occasional overnight trip (never more than one night out). Delivery area would consist of all chicagoland points, Southern Wisconsin, Southern Michigan, Northern Indiana, North East Ohio, and maybe Saint Louis, but most days would be local Chicago loads. . . . . Full Time Position Consistent year - round freight Excellent earning...
Company Overview GENCO’s vision is to be the leader in delivering tailored supply chain solutions, with a focus on product lifecycle logistics, globally. Founded in 1898, Hyman Shear led a blind horse pulling a wagon and delivered commodities to Pittsburgh and its surrounding communities. As we look back over the past 100+ years, GENCO has progressed from a blind horse pulling a wagon to compute...
As a Warehouse Associate, your essential job functions will include the following: Driving Requirements • Transport product to and from remote locations via company vehicle. • Meet delivery schedules and stops as designated. • Load and unload product efficiently. • Keep accurate records of deliveries, including appropriate signatures. • Pick up scrap tires from Dealer Tire customers with pro...
Do you want a fuller wallet, and can you do Canada? Do you want to get home weekly? If so, apply now! We need Quality Drivers for Canadian Runs, and with our largest pay increase ever, we can give you what you need. Gordon Trucking is currently looking for solo and team CDL-Class A truck drivers to join our growing team for Canada loads: US originating routes out of Oregon and Washington to deliv...
3D Robotics is looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our team. This position directs receiving, warehousing, and distribution services, overseeing the entire warehouse operation. We are a fast-paced tech startup focused on developing flexible, open unmanned aerial vehicle technology for consumer enjoyment and commercial applications around the world. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapid...
Windy City Limousine Description: Windy City Limousine is seeking a professional dispatcher for our Elmhurst & Bellwood offices. Candidates must be high school graduates with a minimum of 2 years of related experience. Candidates must be able to professionally and effectively communicate with high-demand clients on the telephone. Computer literacy and the ability to multi-task is a requirement. ...
Job Overview Company: Groendyke Transport Base Pay: N/A Other Pay: Employee Type: Full-Time Industry: Energy - Utilities - Gas - Electric Transportation Oil Refining - Petroleum - Drilling Manages Others: No Job Type: Automotive Skilled Labor - Trades Transportation Required Education: Not Specified Required Experience: At least 1 year(s) Required Travel: Not Specified Relocation Co...
In-Valley Shuttle Driver - FT /Winter/Seasonal - Kirkwood, CA Job Summary: Kirkwood's Transportation Team is looking to hire full-time and part-time In-Valley Shuttle Drivers at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The Shuttle Driver transports guests from various locations throughout the valley safely and securely while answering any and all Kirkwood Mountain questions. This is a very guest service-orient...
The Wasserstrom Company is one of the top Food Service Equipment and Supply Distributors in the nation. Established in 1902, we are a family owned company with our headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. We currently have an opportunity available for a Purchasing Cost Specialist in our Inventory Management Department. We are looking for an energetic, detail-oriented person. This position is responsible f...
Position Summary ABM a leading provider of integrated facility services is currently taking applications for Bakery Warehouse Shipper/Loader(s) in Stockton, CA Bread Baking Facility. Our client is the leading producer of breads, buns, rolls, snack cakes and pastries, which are distributed fresh to foodservice and retail customers in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Southwest, as well as select m...
Now Hiring School Bus Drivers! We need you.​​.​​.​​ and so do the children! - Fully licensed school bus drivers must have transported children in the last 12 months - No experience needed Initial Basic Requirements: - Be at least 21 years of age - Have a valid driver's license - Be able to pass a background investigation and drug test - Anoka - Arlington - Brooklyn Park - Champlin - Mi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: West Deptford, NJ Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Resp...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – North Bergen, NJ $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. W...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – Plainfield, IN $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We ...
City: Tigard State: Oregon Postal/Zip Code: 97223 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 a...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Sumner, WA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible...
Transport Essential Functions Brief Job Description: The position you are applying for (Transport) requires you to drive a semi tractor trailer and to unload your trailer to stock small rural warehouses and/or local/rural retailers. You will be required to unload a minimum of 215 cases per hour by hand. Most warehouses load through the man door not at docks. This unload requires a manual roller...

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