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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 $22,770.
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The opening is located in GrandRapids,MI area. Rate - 12$/hr JOB DESCRIPTION - · This is a night shift job–requires working around 8-10 hours at night. · Typical shift timings are 9:00 PM – 7:00 AM. · Weekend work will be expected. Two days off in a week not necessarily on weekends. · Any leave notice should be given with at least 1 week advance notice. · Ready to relocate (if not local). ...
Company Confidential Charleston, SC, 29405
We are currently seeking an experienced Safety Specialist to support operations based out of our Charleston, SC terminal. Our company specializes in both operations and transportation services. The primary responsibility of this position include but are not limited to the oversight of safe terminal efficiencies in the Tank and Trucking operations, investigating accidents, and coordinating respons...
Join Con-way Freight for the respect you deserve on day one and career opportunities moving forward. At Con-way Freight, our rewarding culture is built on teamwork and respect. Safety is our #1 core value, so we maintain a fleet which includes new Freightliner®Cascadia® tractors with state-of-the-art technology. Each is equipped with Drive Safe Systems™ (DSS) which alerts drivers to potential saf...
Company Confidential Channelview, TX, 77530
We are currently seeking an experienced Safety Specialist to support operations based out of our Houston, TX area terminal. Our company specializes in both operations and transportation services. The primary responsibility of this position include but are not limited to the oversight of safe terminal efficiencies in the Tank and Trucking operations, investigating accidents, and coordinating respo...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
Scope and Purpose of Position Responsible for purchasing MRO related items for GLA, GSA, and IA. This position is responsible for maintaining processes and procedures for this function. Tasks of the Position Maintain all policies and procedures related to the centralization of MRO supplies with the assistance of the Sr. Manager of Sales/Purchasing and the Director of Finance. Train all stakeho...
Overall Purpose: Manages external vendor or eCam - Enterprise Contractor Acquisition and Management relationship and is responsible for the delivery of contracted performance management results. Key Roles and Responsibilities: Primarily responsible for managing ongoing audits to ensure targeted performance metric are accomplished, assessing operational effectiveness and providing ongoing feedback....
Great Opportunity!!!!Under the supervision of the warehouse manager, the warehouse associate is responsible for a variety of warehouse duties including replenishment, shipping, material handling, forklift operation, completing paperwork. Unload materials received, enters information into computer system, separates customer orders, pulls stages orders, loads trailers. Reviews preventative maintenan...
Company Overview: Con-way Freight is the premier provider of reliable, regional, inter-regional and nationwide LTL service to customers large and small across our integrated, single North American network of LTL operating locations. In 2007, Fortune Magazine named Con-way the "Most Admired Company" in the transportation and logistics industry. At Con-way, you will work alongside a top caliber ma...
Become a Papa John's employee Class-A truck driver. Cranbury, NJ 08512 CALL TODAY FOR AN INTERVIEW - 502-551-4290 3 Dispatches Per Week Regional Routes (between 14-35 hours per dispatched route) Quality Home Time Throughout the Week Stable Work Schedules Steady Year Round Work Compensation: Starting around $67,000 to 71,000/year New Freightliner Tractors Full Medical, Dental, Vision Paid...
Logistics Manager Rapdily growing Global Pharmaceutical Company has an immediate contract opening for a Logistics Manager to join their team in Bethlehem, PA. Position has the potential to go fulltime/direct. Position Overview: The Manager of Logistics is responsible for the Logistics, Warehousing and Distribution for all Products Manufactured in the North America as well as distribution and war...
City: Moses Lake State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98837 Central Washington Concrete, a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of qualit...
City: Kent State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98032 Central Premix is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locat...
City: Yakima State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98901 Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co., a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality r...
City: Fredonia State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 16124 Anchor is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locatio...
City: Eagle State: Idaho Postal/Zip Code: 83616 Idaho Concrete, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction...
City: Denver State: Colorado Postal/Zip Code: 80239 Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope™, a division of Oldcastle, is the leading supplier of products specified to close the building envelope. They include: custom-engineered curtain wall and window wall, architectural windows, storefront systems, doors, skylights and architectural glass. Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Denver is in need of a reliable Class ...
Mail Dispatch is one of the largest and most respected courier companies in Southern California, providing customers with pick-up and delivery service for over four decades. Since its founding in Seattle in 1968, the company has enjoyed robust growth. Today, the San Diego-based company employs over 200 drivers servicing the entire California market. From its operational hubs in San Diego, Los Ange...
City: Sacramento State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95826 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 acquis...
City: Des Moines State: Iowa Postal/Zip Code: 50313 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...

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