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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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Route Delivery Drivers/Salesman Make $700 weekly plus bonuses. Good MVR and Over 21 yrs. Good people skills a must. Call for interview:910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725...
Wanted Company Drivers & Owner Operators Singles & Teams Requirements: * Class A CDL * Hazmat Endorsement or agree to obtain endorsement within your first 90 days of employment * Must be capable of obtaining a TWIC card (Transportation Workers Identification Card) * Must be 25 yrs. old * Minimum of 3 years tractor-trailer experience in the past 3 years with verifiable over-the-road tractor-...
This position is located in our SC, Hanahan facility 1. Receives and stores materials in a warehouse or storage facility in an organized manner and convenient location for removal when needed. 2. Identify inventory shortages or excessive usage and reports to the Supervisor. 3. Maintain the inventory system to aid in production scheduling. 4. Marks or tags articles as necessary for identificati...
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....
This position is located in our MD, Silver Spring facility • Serves as Lead Analyst and primary point of contact for all Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) supply chain efforts related to equipment requirement definition, validation, and procurement activities on assigned project(s)/task order(s). • Pincipal liaison among purchasing, finance, contracts, IT, subcontractors/teaming partners,...
Company Confidential Morris, IL, 60450
FT dependable Class B CDL Driver. Must be experience with 9, 10, 13 speed manual trans and airbrakes required. Morris based. Call 815-416-0400 between 9a-4p or email: ***** Posting provided by:...
This position may include accounts with any or all of these responsibilities:Delivers products to assigned fountain equipment accounts across a variety of weather conditions. May perform minor repairs on vending and/or fountain equipment. Invoices customers and collects applicable payment. Responsible for daily settlement of all cash and charges. May place order for future products to be delivered...
Position fills in for delivery drivers who are not available for their shifts (due to vacation, illness, etc.). Routes for the relief driver typically change day to day. Position delivers products to stores on an established or contingency route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, across a wide variety of weather conditions. D...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for warehouse associates to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are safety conscious and have a pleasant, outgoing attitude who want to excel in a warehouse environment. Shift: Hours are 1pm-11pm. Warehouse workers will work (4) 10hr days each week. Major Responsibilities: Job requirements...
"This position can be a SB77 (Salary Grade A04) - Principal Material Program Manager or DJ71 Mgr II Supply Chain (Salary Grade A05) based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibility requirements for the position." Job Description: A successful MPM candidate for Excalibur will support the Combat Systems Program Directorate of Land Warfare Systems....
Purchasing / Acquisitions Specialist Purchasing / Acquisitions Specialist Purchasing / Acquisitions Specialist Purchasing / Acquisitions Specialist Purchasing Specialist in Center City Philadelphia Stivers is looking for an experienced Purchasing Associate to work in Center City Philadelphia. This is a 2+ month contract position working for a federal agency. This position requires a FAC certi...
School Transportation Supervisor Twinsburg City School District Ohio Pupil Transportation Certification and CDL Class B SP endorsement required Application online www.Twinsburg.k12.oh.us (District Departments, then Human Resources) Deadline to apply: December 10, 2014 Source: Akron Beacon Journal...
PUT YOUR FUTURE IN DRIVE Looking for a new opportunity in an exciting industry? Do you have prior experience as a non-CDL commercial vehicle driver? Have you operated a step van, box truck, sprinter, stake bed, shuttle bus, or 18-wheeler? If so, you should know that Volt has been selected by FedEx Ground to provide temporary non-CDL delivery drivers throughout the United States! Volt Workforce ...
HC165005: AHI-Supply Alvin, Texas See below to apply Safety Manager needed for masonry supply company in Alvin, TX. Please submit resume and salary expectations to: *****. Complete online application: www.ahi-supply.com...
Drivers: Growing Company! Midwest Weekly & Bi-weekly schedules available, 100% Employer PAID Group Health Coverage! All Terminals have driver facilities. My drivers on track to make $50,000 to $70,000 this year Class-A w/OTR Exp www.getmehome dispatcher.com Call Tony: 1-800-999-6188...
Part Time Drivers CDL Driver Vantage, the Regional Healthcare Leader, has openings available for a Class A CDL Driver in the Western PA area, for transporting medical equipment. Clean driving record and 3 years of experience is required. Prior mobile medical equipment transport is preferred but not required Please submit resume to: Vantage, 1305 South Main Street, Meadville, PA 16335, Attn: Val...
TRANSPORTATION COORDINATOR Full time position for coordinator of small fleet (6) vehicles at our retirement community. Candidate will be responsible for transporting residents to various locations, coordinating all scheduling with driving staff, maintenance of vehicles, and ensuring compliance with DOT and state regulations. May be required infrequently to provide transportation for over...
DRIVERS - PART TIME Have a love for the automotive industry and want a fun and exciting job? Come and join Manheim Ohio. Manheim Auto Auction, the world's leading provider of vehicle remarketing services is seeking energetic individuals to work with us as Part-time Automobile Drivers. This job is perfect for those wanting only part-time work. Simple to qualify: � Regular driver license and clean r...
WYNNE TRANSPORT SERVICE, INC. Currently Seeking Regional Drivers $2,000 HIRING BONUS We Offer: Health, Dental & Life Insurance• 401K• Holiday Pay Requirements: 23 yrs or older• CDL with Tanker/HazMat endorsements• Clean MVR• 2 years recent exp preferred For More Info Call 800.383.9330 or apply now @ wynnetr.com...
Job ID ECRS-00000572 Emerson Company ClosetMaid Country United States State/Province Pennsylvania City Belle Vernon Publish Start Date Nov 10 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Title:Warehouse Supervisor Business Platform: Commercial and Residential Storage Solutions Business Unit:ClosetMaid Location: Belle Vernon, PA Job Description ClosetMaid, a division of Emerson ...

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