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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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Style Crest, Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of building products headquartered in Fremont, Ohio, has a career opportunity available for a Distribution Manager who will lead the order fulfillment, distribution and transportation activities for our local facilities to ensure we achieve our strategic goals for supply chain excellence and customer satisfaction. As our Ohio Distribution Manager, ...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Over the Road Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 12days on, 2days off Orientation Location: DALLAS , TX Operating Area: Could run anywhere east of the Rockies, but will mainly run east of I-35. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gross: $51,480 to $71,448 Truck Driver Job Description M...
Start your career with an industry leader Career Opportunities Working at Freight Handlers is more than a job. It's a career. A company where you can pursue new and rewarding job opportunities as you gain experience and demonstrate success. FHI prides itself on helping associates reach their full potential by providing leadership training and encouraging associates to take advantage of new job o...
Camber Corporation is seeking a Joint Lessons Learned Specialist to join our diverse, team-oriented company that is customer focused- employee driven. The successful candidate will join our team of exceptionally dedicated professionals in an exciting, fast-paced, highly successful company. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or Graduation from a military command and staff c...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous dri...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for delivering product locally...
Camber Corporation is seeking a Joint Lessons Learned Specialist to join our diverse, team-oriented company that is customer focused- employee driven. The successful candidate will join our team of exceptionally dedicated professionals in an exciting, fast-paced, highly successful company. Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university or Graduation from a military command and staff c...
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of a warehouse environment within a manufacturing operating process including but not limited to: Safety, Manning, Quality, and Productivity. RESPONSIBILITES: The Shipping Supervisor operates and manages departments per established safety and productivity performance metrics. This position is responsib...
Job Summary The Warehouse Specialist will receive, store and issue compressed gas and supplies to installation customers. Receive, verify, store, issue, ship, and dispose of radioactive material, HAZMAT, and sensitive/special control items. Principal Accountabilities Process stockage items into SARSS; assign storage locations, and process receipts. Assist with sensitive-items inventory, perfor...
We currently have an opening for Warehouse Manager in one of our Breinigsville, PA facilities. Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Ownership of the handling, storage and distribution of NWNA bottled water products to the end consumer. Oversees the warehouse and palletizer operations to include safety, quality, continuous improvement, P & L, budgeting, inventory co...
Job Opening Title: Production Technician - Welfare Square Cannery, SLC, UT Job Opening Number: 115675 Job Summary: The incumbent is responsible to assist in general labor activities to meet the assigned production plan and is to assist in maintaining a safe and sanitary facility. Job Family: Production & Manufacturing Location: USA - UT - Salt Lake City Posting Date: August 20, 2014 Unpostin...
The Columbus Dispatch is seeking qualified Circulation Managers to join our highly motivated team. Our Circulation Department has immediate openings for qualified individuals to lead our efforts as we distribute daily, weekly and monthly publications to customers throughout central Ohio. Are you looking for a challenging position where you can have a positive impact on customers each and every da...
Amazon Warehouse Jobs – Up to 12.00/hr Integrity Staffing Solutions is hiring right now for positions at your local Amazon Fulfillment Center. Today’s the day you can start in on weekly paychecks and a job that will teach you leadership, teamwork and a whole lot more about yourself. These are seasonal and long term warehouse jobs where America’s holiday gifts are picked and sent packing across th...
Amazon Warehouse Jobs – Up to 12.00/hr Integrity Staffing Solutions is hiring right now for positions at your local Amazon Fulfillment Center. Today’s the day you can start in on weekly paychecks and a job that will teach you leadership, teamwork and a whole lot more about yourself. These are seasonal and long term warehouse jobs where America’s holiday gifts are picked and sent packing across th...
Sears Logistics Services, Inc., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is responsible for all logistical activity at more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores throughout all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Canada. Sears-branded and affiliated stores offer a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sear...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
MATERIALS HANDLER NEEDED!!! ManpowerGroup is currently seeking Material Handlers to help support our clients team in Grove City, OH! JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: * Will work under close supervision to perform basic warehouse duties QUALIFICATIONS: * High school diploma or GED * At least 6 months relevant shipping, receiving, picking, and packing experience preferred * Nice to have cherry picker or...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Jacksonville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respo...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Richland, MS Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsib...
Straight Truck Driver - Location: Sumner, WA Work independently to ensure timely delivery and customer support....

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