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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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North American Cable Equipment, Inc., a leader in the Satellite TV market place, is looking for an experienced Warehouse Picker/Packer. The Shipper will be work in a fast paced environment. Job Qualifications: · Must be able to lift up to 70 pounds. · Experience with Order Processing and warehouse distribution. · Attention to detail, accuracy, and ability to multitask is essential. · Ability ...
. Superior is looking for a Material Handlers for a Tualatin client. This is a 12 month contract opportunity. They will be responsible for performing assigned packaging and shipping. Physical and administrative duties will also be required in accordance with compliance to established shipping procedures. Performs related duties, such as research parts, analyze and reconcile reports, and prepare c...
C&Y Global Inc. is one of the fastest growing recycling companies with warehouses in Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, and Chicago. From the establishment in 2004, our revenue has increased steadily. We are looking for high potential candidates who can grow with us. Position: Shipping & receiving staff Location: Newark, CA 94560 Responsibilities: 1. Receiving • Verifies items received by compar...
Union Corrugating Company is a metal roofing manufacturer and distributor. We are looking for a fork lift operator to work for us in an order picker/forklift position. Job duties would be as follows, Pull trim orders and prepare for loading (shrink wrap and label per customer requirements) Load trucks for delivery to customer. Related experience in a similar position is required. We offer a comp...
Support Equipment Staff Specialists Stratford, CT Long Term Contract Position 1. Interface with Logistics analysts to understand the maintenance plan for a component and determine the support equipment requirements to maintain the component. 2. Review technical data from suppliers concerning the tools and equipment used to maintain the component that they supply for the product to determine if...
Looking for a new career in 2015? Advantage Logistics an industry leader in grocery distribution has multiple openings for experienced Inventory Clerks for our Fountain, CO facility. The ideal candidate will have 6 months to 1 year recent inventory experience and open availabilty for primarily day shifts during the week. We offer a competitive medical package including dental after 90 days of empl...
GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Responsible for pulling freight and UPS orders while maintaining a productive level of performance. Maintaining warehouse cleanliness and a safe inventory level. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsible for shipping and receiving duties. Maintaining a productive level of performance. Assist in maintaining a safe inventory level. Responsible for daily cle...
Description Job Description: Why Penske? Home daily for most positions. Excellent pay and benefits. Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support. Dedicated accounts. Great supervisors. Paid time off. 401K. Cash balance pension plan. Training. Tuition Reimbursement. Unlimited career potential. Route/Activity - Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers. Driver will make approximate...
We have a great opportunity for an experienced Driver/Material Handler to join our team in Somerset, PA. The ideal candidate is someone who works well in a team environment and who supports growth and process improvement. Tektronixwill invest in your personal and professional growth by providing you witheducation and training opportunities to keep current in your field. The workenvironment is fas...
CDL DRIVERS QUICKSILVER EXPRESS COURIER is now hiring 1st shift CDL drivers for local, same day deliveries. Work for the largest courier in MN. More deliveries per driver. •$1000 Hiring Bonus •Company owned vehicles •No fees/expenses •Employee Status •Paid Orientation •Paid Vacaton CALL 651-494-6710 or visit www.QEC.com...
Company Confidential Columbus, OH, 43228
Role Description Position title: Transportation and Warehouse Manager Reports to:President/CEO Department:Warehouse/Shipping & Receiving FLSA: Exempt Initial Draft: January 23, 2015 Revised: Employee Signature: _______________________________________ Manager’s Signature: _______________________________________ Primary Objectives:Provides leadership and direct oversight to transportation a...
Job Description: We are looking for a customer service representative that is self-motivated, detail-oriented, multi-tasking, team player, friendly, helpful, and flexible. Primary responsibilities: ?Answer the telephone during all hours of scheduled shift ?Greet visiting customers and guide, direct or assist with their inquiries. ?Order entry, provide quotes, generate reports, and research or...
Description Job Description: Why Penske? Home daily for most positions. Excellent pay and benefits. Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support. Dedicated accounts. Great supervisors. Paid time off. 401K. Cash balance pension plan. Training. Tuition Reimbursement. Unlimited career potential. Route/Activity - Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers. Driver will make approximate...
Description Job Description: Why Penske? Home daily for most positions. Excellent pay and benefits. Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support. Dedicated accounts. Great supervisors. Paid time off. 401K. Cash balance pension plan. Training. Tuition Reimbursement. Unlimited career potential. Route/Activity - Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers. Driver will make approximate...
Tired of working in the dirt and relying on the weather for your hours? Bring your talent indoors and enjoy working in a clean and safe warehouse job in Iola with hours that keep you working. As a ware house worker you will be able to put your computer and fork lift skills to work with a company that appreciates hard work and dedication. Bring your experience and confidence in heavy lifting, alo...
Description Job Description: Why Penske? Home daily for most positions. Excellent pay and benefits. Superior trucks and 24/7 roadside support. Dedicated accounts. Great supervisors. Paid time off. 401K. Cash balance pension plan. Training. Tuition Reimbursement. Unlimited career potential. Route/Activity - Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers. Driver will make approximate...
We are the second largest wholesale distributor of adult beverages (wine & spirits) in America and . . . GROWING! Our growth as a multi-billion dollar industry leader means great career opportunity for you! Be a leader of our culture which is about fun, family, and being the industry's best! RNDC is seeking a Transportation Supervisor for the Shreveport market who will enjoy working with a team of...
With almost 80 years of experience in the uniform and textile garment rental industries, Prudential Overall Supply takes pride in knowing we are a leader in our industry. With over 1500 employees in over 30 locations, and growing across the U.S., we strive to proVide the best in customer service and quality products to our customer. Our career minded growth oriented and customer driven employees ...
Minstar Transport, a small family-owned transportation company, has an opportunity for a highly motivated, self-directed and experienced individual to join our team as Safety Manager in our Eagan, MN office. Job responsibilities would include, but not be limited to, the following: · Develop, implement and manage a comprehensive, proactive fleet safety program focused on prevention · Drive conti...
Job ID: 37173 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...

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