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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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Hours: Monday - Friday - 5 AM to 3 or 5 PM - (depends on when last driver comes in) Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked....
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Intermodal and Flatbed trucking company needs company drivers. DENTON CARTAGE COMPANY IS HIRING Drivers/Semi-Tractor JOB DETAILS: Local-Regional-OTR, 2nd shift positions also available. REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of 2 years’ experience and maintain a CDL – Class A; Clean Motor Vehicle Record a must; Hazmat endorsement and TWIC card are a plus. Pass DOT physical and drug screen. BENEFITS: Co...
Description Position Summary: This hands-on supervisor would be responsible for coordination, scheduling and auditing of maintenance repairs to include preventative, mechanical and electrical repair to tractors, trucks and trailers. You will have access to industry leading technology, tools and training. You will be involved in the hiring, training, and ongoing development of technicians to ens...
Linde is currently seeking an Area Transport Manager I for the West Texas area, based in Enid or Woodward, Oklahoma. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Exercise visible leadership with respect to local implementation of global/national/regional safety programs and initiatives. Champion and manage the SHEQ Activity, i.e. Safety meetings, Safety Talks, IMSS/IMS, Site Quality Plan. ▪ Lead incident/injury inv...
NOTE: Overlapping Shift - 10 AM to 7 or 8 PM - Monday - Friday Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and mai...
DRIVER RECRUITER Wiseway Transportation Services has an immediate opening for a full-time Driver Recruiter to recruit company drivers and owner operators. Candidate should have two years proactive recruiting experience, effective communication skills, be customer service oriented and possess strong multi-tasking and organizational skills. We offer a competitive wage & benefit package. For confiden...
Now HiringIntra-Plant Drivers Mid Size Trucking CompanyClass A CDL Required Competitive wages/Benefits 513-539-4403 First Published in Cox Media Group Ohio Newspapers on Oct 9, 2014...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Join Horizon Distributors, LLC, a POOLCORP subsidiary! Horizon offers an extensive array of products for the lawn management and irrigation professional. The company operates 50+ sales centers in 11 states ranging from the sunbelt to the east coast. Horizon boasts the convenience and buying power of a large chain with the personal service and attention of a neighborhood store, applying a "You need...
FSN is now looking for a Director of Transportation in the York PA and Philadelphia PA area. We are looking for candidates that have 7-10 years of Transportation Management experience in a fast paced food distribution atmosphere that would have strong background dealing with and motivating drivers. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: Have budget knowledge. (P&L) Manage all de...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
Position delivers products to stores on an established route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, etc. (average of 15-20 stops per day). Drives the delivery vehicle to a location, unloads and brings products into the store. Is responsible for ongoing rotating and stocking of products on store shelves, displays, vending equipmen...
Position performs scheduled preventative maintenance and necessary repairs to automobiles, trucks (light and heavy), vans and forklifts. Disassembles and overhauls motors, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, electrical systems, and all other assemblies. Position works with a high degree of independence. This position requires that you have your own tools.Position also requires a number of physical...
Career driving positions in the Petroleum Tanker Industry. Tanker Truck Driver Job Description: Career driving position in the Petroleum Tanker Industry.This is a full time, year-round position. It is NOT seasonal or part time position. The position will require shift work, weekends, and holidays as required. Current Openings in Petaluma Terminal Responsibilities: · Loading and unloading gas...
Position drives a tractor/trailer truck to make long-distance pick-ups and deliveries of predominantly finished products or materials/supplies. Checks and/or assists in the loading/unloading of the trailer. Position obtains proper authorization for all deliveries/pick-ups. Inspects vehicle for proper and safe operating conditions before and after each trip. Must maintain a DOT driver's log and adh...
Duties: · Create and manage order allocation through reservations for contracted customers, retail rollouts and promotions in SAP across multiple plants. · Analyze sales data to recommend forecast and reservations adjustments at the plant level. · Knowledge of material planning and Backorder Processing in SAP a plus · Review and update forecasting data at the product group, plant and customer ...
Martin offers many benefits such as health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, paid vacation, and much more. JOB SUMMARY: This position is responsible for supervising the coordination of the transportation and distribution ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for scheduling drivers and equipment; coordinate with Trucking Manager Assist in supervising terminal and tru...
EveryWare Global, Inc. is one of the world’s leading designers and sellers of tabletop and food preparation products for the consumer and foodservice markets. It is also the largest supplier of dinnerware to the foodservice industry in North America. The Company operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Latin America, Europe and Asia. EveryWare’s global platform allows the Company to market a...

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