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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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Class A Lease Driver Regional $127,500.00 W2 Ave. $2,450.00 Wk. Ave. .85cpm No Truck Payment for 4 weeks No Touch Freight Truck Payment as low as $120.00 Wkly. No Credit Check - Guaranteed Approval Reduced Fuel Toll Card EZ Pass Paid Lumpers Benefit Packages Paid Plates - Permits Reimbursment on Scales Out 14 days / Back Home 2 Do you have current T/T ? ( 3 mo + school ) Experience needs to be 40’...
* Class A Driver * Local * $53,500.00 annual ave. Position is hauling rail containers 12 mo. exp. Shifts: there are 2 different shifts (4am & a Shift 6pm) CALL – 877-684-5366 Pd Orientation * Accommodations * Travel - Bus REQUIREMENTS: Must Pass Drug Test - Road Test - DOT Physical Need: 12 months exp. Must hold a Class A CDL with Recent Tractor Trailer Experience Of Trailers 40ft & Longer “*Have...
Lawn Care Technician (start NOW and earn great income) WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE TO ROUND OUT OUR AWARD WINNING TEAM!!!! If you are interested in sitting down and talking with a manager to discuss if Scotts is the right fit for you please apply to this job posting asap. We will be interviewing this next week. Territory Service Representative Description Like a healthy lawn, Scotts Lawn...
$2,500 Sign on Bonus! Mid West Regional: Run 7 States! This Regional Trucking Job you will get Two Days off at Home Each Week. Hiring Class A Drivers that live in Ohio! Take Your Truck Home! 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Run in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Northern Kentucky Only! Weekly Pay, Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Follo...
Lawn Care Technician (start NOW and earn great income) WE ARE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE TO ROUND OUT OUR AWARD WINNING TEAM!!!! If you are interested in sitting down and talking with a manager to discuss if Scotts is the right fit for you please apply to this job posting asap. We will be interviewing this next week. Territory Service Representative Description Like a healthy lawn, Scotts Lawn...
* Weekends Dedicated Regional Class A * 44 cpm $59,800.00 Call 877-684-5366 Weekend Time Off over the Weekend (Sign On Bonus) $3,000.00 Deliver cases onto a dedicated account Consistent Lane Deliveries Take home Truck Holiday Pay 3 mo. + school Good driver record needed Call for qualifications...
OWN YOUR OWN TRUCK AND MAKE THE MONEY YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED! Mid West Regional: Run 7 States! This Regional Lease Purchase you will get Two Days off at Home Each Week. Program Available to Class A Drivers that live in Ohio! 90 Day Trial! Walk Away Lease if we don't keep YOU happy! BENEFITS/ Medical, Dental, Vision, Life AVAILABLE 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Run in Wisconsin,...
$2,500 Sign on Bonus! Dedicated Regional Company Truck Driver Position With This Dedicated Regional Truck Driving Job you will be Home 1 or 2 Nights a Week and Weekends. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 65 Miles of Streetsboro, OH! Pick up Pre Loaded Trailers and Deliver Regionally. Paid Weekly with Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements...
Industrial steel operations company located in Noble County is seeking new welders to join their team immediately! Needing people with experience in the following areas: Steel Mig Welding Aluminum Steel Mig Welding Fabricator Steel Mig Welding *Some of these open positions require being in tight, small spaces and should be taken into consideration before applying.* Compensation starts at $12 an ho...
Overview: At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational fac...
Overview: This is an Operations position responsible for managing the activities associated with Delivery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, expense and revenue management, compliance with government regulations, management and direction to delivery staff and safety and security of the delivery department. This opportunity will be located in the Sysco East Coast Region Responsibilit...
Overview: This is an Operations position responsible for supervising the activities associated with Delivery. Responsibilities include but are not limited to, management and direction to delivery staff, compliance with government regulations and safety and security of the delivery department. Responsibilities: Supervises the daily work and safety of Delivery Associates, including adherence to stan...
Overview: At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational fac...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training course for...

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