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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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Keller Trucking An Affiliate of Keller Logistics Group Local Drivers Needed! Home Daily Split shift between 2nd and 3rd with some weekend work required $800/week guaranteed pay Full Benefits Package Paid Vacation Class A CDL w/ 2 years experience Keller Trucking Call us at 1.888.9KELLER www.kellerlogistics.com EOE This job listing brought to you by The Effingham Daily News...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Standard Business Hours Pay: N/A Travel: None Relocation: N/A Job Summary Responsible for providing effective customer service for all internal and external WM Recycling customers by communicating with the customers as needed basis to monitor inventories, and schedule ne...
Manpower is currently hiring HELPER COORDINATOR for a large package handling client based in Columbus, Ohio! This is a (2) months contract assignment. JOB DETAILS: Work Schedule: 8:00AM-5:00PM Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour JOB DESCRIPTION: The Helper Coordinator is responsible for reviewing the daily helper needs provided by the operations and coordinate the daily staffing of helpers. The Coordin...
Manpower is currently hiring CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE for a large package handling client based in West Orem, Utah! This is a (2-3) months contract assignment. JOB DETAILS: Work Schedule: 3:00pm-8:45pm JOB DESCRIPTION & DUTIES: Primary duties include support responsibilities for the customer counter such as: greeting customers, inspecting shipments and shipping documents, and other gene...
Manpower is currently hiring a Helper Coordinator for a large package handling client in Benwood, West Virginia ! Responsibilities: The Helper Coordinator is responsible for reviewing the daily helper needs provided by the operations and coordinate the daily staffing of helpers. The Coordinator is also responsible for reviewing helper hours for accurate recording of time and assignments. They wi...
Arrotin Plastics is looking for Inside Purchasing Agents, General labor & Logistics Assistant Apply at: 15012 Edgerton Rd or call 260-493-0032 This listing brought to you by Fort Wayne Newspapers and www.jobs.fortwayne.com....
ARAMARK is a leader in professional services, providing award-winning food services, facilities management, and uniform and career apparel to health care institutions, universities and school districts, stadiums and arenas, parks and destinations and businesses around the world. The company is recognized as one of the "World's Most Ethical Companies" by the Ethisphere Institute, one of the "World'...
Location: Fargo, ND Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 6pm-2/5am, occasional Friday Duties: •Safe and accurate selection, replenishment, and loading of product in a variety of work areas including dry cooler and freezer (employees will need to meet daily required levels of accuracy and engineered productivity standards) •Operating a pallet truck to load trucks and select orders in a variety of work areas...
Laborers- Precast plant. All shifts. Must pass drug test. Starting @ $9.00/hr. Apply at Say-Core in Portage. Truck Drivers- CDL, Class A required. Home every night. No weekends. Delivery in surrounding states. Apply at: Say-Core in Portage This job listing brought to you by The Johnstown Tribune Democrat...
OTR DRIVERS OVER-THE-ROAD DRIVERS NEEDED: NEW PAY PACKAGE NOW IN EFFECT with a sign on bonus of $2000. Local company in Jefferson, WI with NO east coast, great home time, easy freight, first year pay up to 60K with annual raises and benefits. Need CLEAN record and 2 yrs. experience. Call Agnie @ 800-383-8386 ext 5714. madison.com 297195...
Assistant Distribution Manager The Times is currently looking for a full-time (30-39 hours/week) Assistant District Manager to work in our Distribution Center and assure that all newspapers are delivered on a daily basis and in a timely manner. The candidate would also learn how to manage contractor routes. This individual will be responsible for product redelivery to customers, assist in delivery...
Class “A“ CDL Driver for Food Distributor. Make customer deliveries; most loads delivered on pallets to customer locations; some require breakdown & walk-in; products range in weight from 2-3 lbs to approx. 50lbs. Must have Good MVR, ability to pass pre-employment drug screening, DOT Physical and driving test. May require some overnights. Serves customers by understanding and resolving or forwardi...
Loaders, Unloaders, Material Handlers, Warehouse Workers - 40 needed IMMED – Large Logistics Company seeks 40 ENTRY LEVEL Warehouse Workers & Material Handlers to load and unload products on and off of trucks at their facility in Sumner, WA. You will receive Paid On-the-Job-Training! These are full-time, temp-to-hire positions where you will earn $10 an hour, to start, plus LOTS OF OVERTIME at $...
Job Description Position: Fleet Mechanic Location: Riviera Beach, Fl. Report to: Fleet Manager Position Summary: Maintain mechanical equipment (truck, trailer and reefer units) and aid in the distribution of all company products in a safe manner. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are repres...
This is a full time, direct hire opportunity with our client! Take the next step forward in your career by joining this global leader! RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as primary buyer for materials and finished products Vendor negotiations Manage product purchase plans, inventory replenishment and vendor-managed inventory programs Materials planning Vendor Management analysis Problem resolution R...
CDL Delivery Driver: Pope Distributing Company is looking to fill a product delivery position within our MillerCoors distributorship. Job entails physical labor on top of the CDL driving. Class A CDL is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, 401K & Paid Time Off. Safe working atmosphere. Apply Online at www.popedistributing.com This job listing brought to you by The Enid News &...
WESTERN REGIONAL FLATBED FLEET HOME WEEKENDS $ .50 cpm PAID ORIENTATION QUARTERLY SAFETY BONUS $1500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS DEDICATED CUSTOMER TARP PAY DROP PAY FULL BENEFITS PAID VACATION (2 Weeks 1st Year) And Much More!!! 800 - 762 - 3776 SYSTEMTRANS.COM...
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OTR Flatbed Truck Driver Needed KCE, Inc. is a family owned and operated Commercial Transportation Company headquartered in North Florida. We specialize in over-weight and over-dimensional loads, including heavy construction equipment, industrial machinery, aircraft engines, military vehicles and more. We currently have an opening for class A CDL Flatbed Driver with 5+ years over the road experie...
Wanted: Forklift Technician Oklahoma City based forklift dealer seeking a Mobile Forklift Technician.Technician must be capable of working unsupervised on all makes: LP, Diesel, and Electric Powered Material Handling Equipment Applicant must have tools.Service truck w/ autocrane provided Excellent Pay and Benefits Send Resumes or request an Application: *****...

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