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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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Our client is currently hiring for an Entry Level Procurement/Analyst Buyer job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for the role you must have a BA in Supply Chain or related field, have a "can do" attitude, and willing to work in a fun, fast paced environment with versatility and room for growth. This is a great company with competitive compensation. The responsibilities of...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide operational leadership and management for Swift Intermodal, LLC and Swift Solutions; foster continued development of operational strategies by driving process improvements and efficiency through proper allocation of Swift resources and equipment. Interact regularly with the Swift Executive team and individual departments to ensure the c...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform senior level diagnosis and repair of refrigerated equipment as well as assist in the repair of non-refrigerated tractor/trailer fleet. Perform senior level maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of refrigerated fleet as well as regular tractor/trailer fleet, which includes all repairs to host unit and all refrigeration components on assigne...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To coordinate and implement systems to maximize the utilization of Swift's assets while working in an assigned customer's environment. Lead on-site operations at the customer facility; perform Planning, Driver Management and/or Customer Service functions. Communicate effectively and professionally with assigned customer personnel on all levels...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Conducts audits of driver qualification files to assess effectiveness of controls, accuracy of records, and efficiency of operations. Audits driver qualification files to ensure compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) and compliance with company hiring criteria. This is achieved by ensuring the driver qualification file...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage and coordinate trailer assets within a designated planning region. Monitor the efficient usage of trailers in a specific region through the use of various trailer reports; act as liaison between department personnel and Customers to ensure maximum use of equipment. Monitor inactive trailers at customer and terminal locations; identify tr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe work...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide operational leadership and management for Swift Intermodal, LLC and Swift Solutions; foster continued development of operational strategies by driving process improvements and efficiency through proper allocation of Swift resources and equipment. Interact regularly with the Swift Executive team and individual departments to ensure the c...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT Regulations. Perform diagnostics and repairs of the trailer fleet (Body/Suspension). Responsible for complete trailer wreck rebuild. Responsible for...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Over the Road Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 14days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 50 miles of PHOENIX , AZ Orientation Location: SOUTH GATE , CA Operating Area: Anywhere along the I-5 Corridor. Could run anywhere in the 6 western states. CA, OR, WA, ID, NV & AZ. Trucking Experience L...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Over the Road Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 21days on, 3days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 75 miles of AURORA , CO Orientation Location: SOUTH GATE , CA Operating Area: CA, OR, WA, ID, NV, AZ, CO, TX, NM, UT & NM Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gross: $51,220 to $57,980 Tru...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Local Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 60 miles of WINDSOR LOCKS , CT Orientation Location: EAST BRUNSWICK , NJ Operating Area: 250 miles raduis All areas of NY including 5 boroughs + Long Island, MA, CT, RI, NJ, NH, PA, NJ Trucking Experience Level:...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 40 miles of DAVENPORT , IA Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: They run the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gros...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 100 miles of WATERLOO , IA Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: They run the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gros...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 40 miles of DES MOINES , IA Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: They run the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gro...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 100 miles of CEDAR RAPIDS , IA Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: They run the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 125 miles of IOWA CITY , IA Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: They run the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Illinois. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gro...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Local Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 45 miles of ALDEN , IA Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: Most deliveries in a 100 mile radius. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gross: $53,500 Truck Driver Job Description MON...
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