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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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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...
Provide valet parking and front door guest services for residents, visitors, and guests. Proactively approach, greet and acknowledge all customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick responsive customer service. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Ensure each customer receives outstanding service by providing a friendly environment, which includes proactively greeting and thanking each customer. ...
Now Hiring CDL-A Drivers for Dedicated Runs $3,000 Sign on bonus! Call Today: ​ 866-993-7446 Hogan offers our Dedicated Regional CDL-A Truck Drivers: $.39 CPM plus Stop Pay $3,000 Sign on bonus! Home Daily! Newer Equipment Available Vacation and Holiday Pay Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, 401(k) We also hire recent CDL A graduates Hogan Requires: Valid Class A CDL 12 months r...
Professional Skills/ Experience: Experienced in Strategic Sourcing. Experienced in supplier negotiations. Experienced in contract management techniqes. Experienced with ERP systems (Oracle). Proficient using complete Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, etc.) and ERP system experience Key Responsibilities: Lead the planning and execution of project procurement deliverables. Lead and drive RFQ pro...
Company Confidential WILMINGTON, DE, 19801
DRIVER- CDL, HAZMAT, TWIC DRIVER – Wilmington, DE Company – CDL, HAZMAT, TWIC - REQUIRED Van & Box truck, driver assist live load. Clean driving record, competitive pay, paid benefits, uniforms, all local. Please email resume to: ***** =...
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...
Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the middle of the action every day, making the connections that...
Seasonal Drivers Needed - Company Provided Vehicle - Great Opportunity Flexible Schedules. Extra Cash for the Holidays. Seasonal Drivers Randstad Sourceright is hiring temporary Drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground, one of our company’s most admired clients. Qualifications include:* • 21 years or older • Motor vehicle record screening • Drug screen, background check a...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH
A global fortune 500 company is looking for a Buyer to join their team. To apply, please email resume to ***** Job Description: Buyer · Complete assignments related to initial development and basic job competency programs. · Support the establishment of logical new model cost target · Support the achievement of annual mass production cost improvement goals · Effect supplie...
Experienced Drivers Wanted. Local Drivers. Home every night! Must have Class A CDL and Clean MVR. Send resume to Hitchcock Scrap Yard, P.O. Box 641, Canton, IL 61520...
Company Confidential MEDIA, PA, 19063
Drivers 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 W...
Company Confidential Minneapolis, MN
A top booking agent of a major van line is currently seeking the full-time position of Household Goods Dispatcher for the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Our services include all aspects related to moving & storage; we specialize in Corporate Class relocation and Consumer relocation both locally and interstate. Our company operates on a self- contained service model, using our contracted Owner-Operator...
Household Goods Mover / Torrance, CA Nissin International Transport USA, Inc. (NIT) is a global logistics company committed to providing innovative strategies and services to help our customers create a competitive advantage with secure, economic, and timely management of goods. Position Description: Under the supervision of the Household Goods department Supervisor, the Household Goods Mover a...
Requisition ID 9961BR Job Title Residential Driver Division 3161: GDS Asheville Location 37007: Asheville-1070 Riverside Dr City Asheville State NC Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers...
Full-time CDL drivers needed. Class A moving oversized loads. Some traveling must be able to pass drug testing & standard background check. 1 year driving experience. Benefits include: 401K & insurance, Competitive pay Call 580-399-9651 Ask for Tony Johnson This job listing brought to you by The Ada Evening News...
ESTES Is Seeking Drivers Requires Class A CDL, Hazmat & Doubles Endorsements, a minimum of 1 year experience and an acceptable driving record Extra Board Line Haul Are you tired of being on the road for weeks at a time? Join our team and you can be home weekly! Teams Enjoy being home more often. Our team drivers are typically out two weeks at a time. Local Pick Up and Delivery Do you wan...
Bay Automotive is looking for a Body Shop Technician for either of it's two locations on N. Military Hwy or Colley Avenue - both in Norfolk. This position includes excellent benefits and above scale, lucrative compensation package to include a sign-on bonus and a year end bonus (must qualify. We are looking for a "A" technician to coordinate body shop repairs to include: frame and unibody diagno...
Assists Purchasing Managers with data collection, reports, and pricing. Responsible for all invoicing and revenue tracking for all clients’ brands. Assists with purchasing of products not assigned to a category by assisting with strategy for RFI/RFP formulation. · Works with Purchasing Manager to identify sources for non-branded products. Process to include strategy formulation for creation of RF...
Summary Newly created Transportation and Logistics Manager with a growing Houston area fabricator that caters to the oil and gas and petrochemical/refining industries. Due to increased scrutiny and DOT regulations our client has decided to invest in a Transportation and Logistics Manager to help oversee their logistics and transport operations. Client Details Houston-area fabricator with 40+ ye...
Company Confidential cincinnati, OH
Metal stamping / Metal Fabricator with $5 - $10 million in annual revenue located in Southwest Ohio is looking for hands on Materials/ Purchasing Manager. Responsibilities include: Responsible for the purchase of all materials used in the production of steel based products with emphasis on strategic negotiations and sourcing of steel to achieve company cost goals. Qualifying new suppliers and m...

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