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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse / Production Workers in West Deptford, NJ. Earn $9 per hour at these full-time, long-term temporary positions. These positions have the possibility of going perm based on performance and attendance. Work 40 hours per week, work Monday - Friday, with o...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers in Malvern, PA. Earn $10.00 per hour at these part-time, temporary positions. Work up to 40 hours per week on 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift. Job Description: Ships, receives, stores and distributes material and product Picking and packing of orders Sc...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience is recruiting for Picker-Packers and Warehouse workers in Norristown, PA. Our client is seeking reliable and dependable candidates for temporary assignments. Earn $9.00 to $9.15 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week on 1st and 2nd shifts. Shifts: 1st Shift: 6:45 AM - 3:15 PM 2nd Shift:...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers in Pompano Beach, FL. Earn $9.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Tuesday - Saturday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Job Description: The position will be wrapping and unwrapping furniture to help with the delivery...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 32 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers in West Palm Beach, FL. Earn $10.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Job Description: The position will be wrapping and unwrapping furniture to help with the delivery...
Home Choice, part of Rent-A-Center, North America's leading rent-to-own company of furniture, appliances, computers and electronics has immediate openings in your area. Candidates must possess excellent retail customer service skills, have a high school diploma or equivalent, be at least 18 years of age, ability to pass a criminal background check, and have a valid driver's license, with less than...
Chicagoland Drivers Needed, Auto and Cargo Vans COMPANY: LSX Delivery, LLC If you are a highly motivated individual looking for a great driver opportunity with uncapped earnings and growth potential, join Larson Express as an independent contractor. We are seeking entrepreneurial owner operators for same day delivery and custom courier services to the Chicagoland area. Larson Express has multiple...
WORK AVAILABLE 6 p.m. - 6 a.m. FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH OWN VEHICLE COMPANY: American Expediting FUEL EFFICIENT CAR, MINI VAN, CARGO VAN, REQUIREMENTS: RELIABILITY FROM YOU & YOUR VEHICLE, CURRENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE, SMART PHONE, GREAT COMMUNICATION & LISTENING SKILLS, DASH MOUNTED GPS, PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE AND ATTITUDE. PASS BOTH DRUG & BACK GROUND IF PRESENTED. WE OFFE...
WORK AVAILABLE NEED INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH OWN VEHICLE COMPANY: American Expediting FUEL EFFICIENT CAR, MINI VAN, CARGO VAN, SPRINTER, BOX & STRAIGHT TRUCK WITH OR WITHOUT OWN AUTHORITY. WE ARE A 24/7 OPERATION OFFERING YOU A FLEXIBLE WORK SCHEDULE. REQUIREMENTS: RELIABILITY FROM YOU & YOUR VEHICLE, CURRENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION AND INSURANCE, *SMART PHONE, GREAT COMMUNICATION & LISTENING SKI...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Neededwith Car, Covered Pickup, SUV or Minivan Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Wilmington, NC area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanners a plus. MUST own reliable cars, covered pickups, SUV and minivans Living within Wilmington, NC preferred MUST have excellent motor vehicle record and n...
Nationwide Courier Driver/ I.C needed - FT or PT COMPANY: Transborder Express Inc. A Trucking Company is looking for Independent Contractors for runs. Flexible timings. Driver needed for 24/7/365 days from the surrounding area. Start ASAP Vehicles needed: - Cars -SUVs -Mini-Vans -Cargo Vans Job Requirements: - Must be at least 21 years old - Have a valid driver's license and a good driving record...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed Partsfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Bowling Green, KY area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanners a plus. Routes available MUST own reliable minivan/SUV. MUST have excellent motor vehicle record and no criminal history. Respond online today for more information...
Driver - Independent Contractors Needed with own Delivery Vehicle. Independent Contractors needed for Medical specimen deliveries. Start right away! Must have experience in the Greater San Antonio area and be able to navigate traffic. A smart phone and GPS is required to perform these duties. Respond online today for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: San Antonio, TX Type: Independ...
Fedex Ground Driver - Company Vehicle Provided COMPANY: Fedex Ground FedEx Ground Contractor Hiring permanent positions. Monday - Friday and some Saturdays in December. Vehicle is Provided. Capability of driving a manual transmission is a plus. To qualify for FedEx you MUST have 1 year of prior open road driving experience in the last 3 years (March 2011 thru March 2014). Or 5 years of every day d...
DRIVER NEEDED WITH 24 FT. REEFER TRUCK COMPANY: Comet Delivery Services Leading Delivery Company needs 2 experienced truck drivers owning their own 24' to 26' trucks with lift gates. Permanent and steady. Must know Greater Palm Beach area. Unlimited earning potential. Apply in person Mon. thru Fri. 9am to 4pm at 8501 NW 17th Street Unit102 Miami, FL 33126 Please bring Driver License, SS Card, Vehi...
Drivers Needed in Charlotte – Courier Deliveries – Great Opportunity! Innovative Courier Solutions, a leading provider of expedited transportation services, is seeking qualified, experienced Owner Operators in Charlotte and surrounding areas. Dedicated routes delivering office supplies are available for qualified Owner Operators with small box trucks, as well as other routes for O/Os with late mod...
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for buying and selling freight in a dynamic environment within Swift's Logistics division (3PL and Brokerage). Respond to Swift's capacity requirements and network while ensuring adherence to company processes and procedures. Deliver rapid and profitable growth, while leveraging Swift's resources, relationships,and market position. Build and opt...
Maintenance – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experienced Truck Dri...
Maintenance – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experienced Truck Dri...
Maintenance – Change Career to - Truck Driver – Entry Level, No Experience, Full Time C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, No experienced required. We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Tired of your current job, working conditions or instability? Come to C.R England and create a better career: become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! Experienced Truck Dri...
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