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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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Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come jo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
Hamilton Parker Company is hiring for its Columbus, OH location. We are looking for individuals who can ensure that our mission is known: “We strive to create the single best experience for your home project and design needs.” As a company our goal for every team member: “Provide an environment where they can enjoy coming to work and can transfer this with every customer they encounter.” Shipping...
The nature of our business is a multi-stop, regional delivery service with a focus on customer service. We deliver and unload Starbucks product on an assigned route within prescribed timelines. If you are ready to move from a job to a career, QCD may be right for you! Our Drivers enjoy competitive pay and benefits including: · Starting wage at $22.65 with progressive increases. · Hours are four...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England has been hiring and training drivers since 1920, and has never laid anyone off for lack of freight. We are also the oldest and largest refrigerated trucking company in the nation. The majority of the freight you haul for us is no-touch – our clients will do all of the loading and unloading. You can choose to drive solo (OTR, regional, dedicated or intermodal) or as part of a team (OT...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England has been hiring and training drivers since 1920, and has never laid anyone off for lack of freight. We are also the oldest and largest refrigerated trucking company in the nation. The majority of the freight you haul for us is no-touch – our clients will do all of the loading and unloading. You can choose to drive solo (OTR, regional, dedicated or intermodal) or as part of a team (OT...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England has been hiring and training drivers since 1920, and has never laid anyone off for lack of freight. We are also the oldest and largest refrigerated trucking company in the nation. The majority of the freight you haul for us is no-touch – our clients will do all of the loading and unloading. You can choose to drive solo (OTR, regional, dedicated or intermodal) or as part of a team (OT...
Since 1906, Hussmann has been helping retailers preserve and display fresh foods. Today, Hussmann is a world leader in manufacturing, selling, installing and servicing merchandising equipment and refrigeration systems to customers throughout the world. Hussmann serves a wide variety of customers involved in the global cold chain. These include supermarkets, mass merchants, warehouse clubs, conven...
$3,000 SIGN ON BONUS (Bonus starts paying out on the first check after training) Company Drivers Wanted Local Fuel Delivery- Home EVERYDAY $50,000-$90,000 per Year Excellent Pay & Great Benefit Training Bonus Sign-On Bonus Referral Bonus Holiday Bonus Driver Safety Bonus Vehicle Inspection Bonus Apply Online @ www.ttedelivers.com...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England has been hiring and training drivers since 1920, and has never laid anyone off for lack of freight. We are also the oldest and largest refrigerated trucking company in the nation. The majority of the freight you haul for us is no-touch – our clients will do all of the loading and unloading. You can choose to drive solo (OTR, regional, dedicated or intermodal) or as part of a team (OT...
DRIVERS - INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS for Delran, NJ terminal COMPANY: AEXGroup EXCELLENT OPPORTUNITY FOR CONTACTOR DRIVERS for daily route work. AEXGroup is the Mid-Atlantic Premier Courier Service and provides customer-centric and time critical transportation services for large pharmaceutical and financial companies. Candidates must have a 2004 or newer Cargo Van, Extended Cargo Van or Sprinter ...

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