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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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Parts-A-Plenty MI Inc. requires a manager for our 7 acre Detroit auto and truck parts yard. The candidate we are seeking will be highly knowledgeable and high motivated to succeed. We anticipate hiring a person who will be capable of taking over the Corporation in a few years. If you are the person we are seeking, please call. Jim Sinclair at Parts-A-Plenty MI Inc. 313 651 5407...
Armstrong Bros. Towing LLC is seeking a manager for our new Towing Company. We require a manager who is educated in business, and familiar with all of the custodian laws applicable in Michigan. We have recently acquired a 10 Acre storage yard, and we need highly motivated help to fill it up. We anticipate that the person we hire will take over the corporation within a few years. Please call Jim Si...
Elderly Scrap Yard Owner is seeking highly qualified, highly motivated manager to run my scrap yard. This is a salaried position, and pays well. I am contemplating employing someone who will take over the business in the next few years Candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the scrap metal recycling business, and be able to take direction to operate an honest scrap yard. Rebel Scrap Metal LLC...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Answer all Advanced Contact Team (ACT) department inbound calls including claims, vendor, breakdown, fuel, lumper, etc.; gather and document available pertinent information to initiate/create a claim or repair order, as well as notify appropriate response personnel. Facilitate necessary repair of equipment during breakdown and accident repair c...
WORK AVAILABLE FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR W/ CAR, MINI VAN, CARGO VAN, SPRINTER STRT TRK COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH FUEL EFFICIENT CAR, MINI VAN, CARGO VAN, SPRINTER VAN, & STRAIGHT TRUCKS WITH OR WITHOUT OWN AUTHORITY TO WORK ON CALL NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, DAYS FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. REQUIREMENTS: RELIABILITY FROM IN...
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR W/ CARGO VAN COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH CARGO VAN OR SPRINTER VAN TO WORK ON CALL NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, DAYS FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. REQUIREMENTS: RELIABILITY FROM INDIVIDUAL AS WELL AS VEHICLE, ABILITY TO PASS BOTH DRUG & BACKGROUND CHECK IF PRESENTED, DESIRE TO WORK, DASH MOUNTED GPS, SMART PH...
Busy Courier Looking for Refrigerated Vehicles/Cargo vans Courier company is seeking to hire individual contractors with refrigerated vans to aid in dedicated food service distribution program. Small refrigerated vehicles or vans preferred preferably white. Also interested in renting/leasing vehicles. We are interested in Hiring FT and PT IC to deliver throughout NY, 5 boroughs, NJ, Southern CT. M...
Truck Drivers We are a Nation Wide company looking for a Responsible Delivery Truck Driver to pick up product at our Marion, SC Warehouse and deliver to our customer’s homes. The delivery requires an installation and/or service of our product. You will need to handle heavy items, our product weights about 120lbs, for delivery and work with one or two other drivers. We will pay per stop and per mil...
Truck Drivers We are a Nation Wide company looking for a Responsible Delivery Truck Driver to pick up product at our Marion, SC Warehouse and deliver to our customer’s homes. The delivery requires an installation and/or service of our product. You will need to handle heavy items, our product weights about 120lbs, for delivery and work with one or two other drivers. We will pay per stop and per mil...
Summary of Position Responsibilities As a member of the Logistics Department this position would be to ensure that all shipments move timely from the point of shipping from all countries around the world in the most cost effective manner. This position will oversee two other positions in the department and will directly influence their day to day operations. Individual needs to have strong underst...
Warehouse Attendant We have an entry level Full-Time position open for a proactive detailed individual to help manager for our Baltimore, MD Warehouse. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities: · Keep the Warehouse clean, organized, and secure · Submit Weekly Parts & Inventory orders · Open and Close the Warehouse for the Drivers · Load and unload product on/off delivery t...
This position will support the Central Buying Team as required to manage various sourcing related initiatives, under general supervision from the Manager of the Central Buying Team. This position entails project management, coordination, tracking, monitoring, reporting, and facilitating of programs, with customers, suppliers, Purchasing, Business Units, Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, Produ...
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Small Mechanical Contractor in Mercer County seeking Full Time Dispatcher/Office Clerk for comercial Accounts • Ability to process fast-paced incoming calls into computerized dispatch board and field techs scheduling system. • Parts ordering and follow up • Good verbal, written communication and organizational skills a must • Salary plus benefits To apply, email resume and references...
Welcome to W.B. Mason Company, Inc. An interesting and challenging opportunity awaits you. W.B. Mason is a company rich with history and for over 100 years has been driven to satisfy the customer. Quality, integrity, honesty and dependability are what W.B. Mason customers expect and these same characteristics are what we look for in an employee. If you want to be part of a growing company, looking...
Seeking an opportunity to move to the Chicagoland area? Our client is open to paying some relocation costs! Our client is hiring for a direct hire Steel Mechanical Components Category Manager job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires previous procurement experience within the steel industry. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the steel markets and value chains for...
We are currently recruiting for a Materials Planner/Buyer Job in the Greensboro, NC Triad area! The ideal candidate needs to have strong Excel skills and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The role is centered on efficient and analytical schedule of production requirements in terms of material flow and forecasted demand while maintaining the mind set of a team player supporting t...
Entry Buyer/Consigner Job Opportunity in East Portland, Oregon area Do you enjoy winning at the art of negotiation? Do you like shopping with other people’s money? Are you looking for an opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in Oregon? Our client is seeking direct hire candidates for an Entry Buyer/Consigner job opportunity in the East Portland, Oregon area. The main duties of t...
We are currently recruiting for a candidate to fill a Buyer job in the area west of West Bend, WI. In order to be qualified for this excellent opportunity you will need at least one year experience in this or a similar position. In this role you will be able to join a team of two other buyers and work collectively to make sure all things are running smoothly. If you enjoy working in a fast paced,...
The primary role of this position is to purchase commodities including components, raw materials, machined parts, and turn key assemblies, as well as maintain stock level in an ever-changing environment. Principle Responsibilities: • Develop requests for quotations with quick turn-around requirement on an as needed basis • Create and maintain purchase orders and send copies to suppliers • Establis...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Procurement Analyst/Direct Sourcing Buyer job in Northfield, IL. Position requires a minimum of three years of experience in direct material sourcing. Qualified candidate will have advanced skills in Excel and Access. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Procurement Analyst/Direct Sourcing Buyer job responsibilities include, but are...
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