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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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Anchorage, 99508
Flint Hills Resources is currently seeking a Terminal Operator to join our team at the Port of Anchorage. For job details please visit www.kochcareers.com and search job # 028295. We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditional upon successfully passing a drug test....
Company Confidential Kinston, 28501
NewToday.jpg Driver Tractor Trailer Driver needed for long & short. (252)527-2384...
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Company Confidential Paducah, KY, 42003
TIRED OF OTR? Local Driver 25 Years 2 yrs. exp. CDL Clean MVR Apply in person with copy of MVR/CDL at 1442 Bloom Ave. Paducah, KY 42003...
Company Confidential CARMICHAEL, CA, 95608
Class A Team Drivers 1 year experience - .48¢ per mile. $1,000 Sign On Bonus. Full Time. Call Darrel, Contractor for Fed Ex. at (916) 601-7149 or (916) 488-8675This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
Company Confidential RICHVALE, CA, 95974
SEASONAL TRUCK Driver Lundberg Family Farms is seeking an experienced individual to perform as a Truck Driver to work in the Drying/Storage area. Must possess a valid Class A driver's license with doubles endorsement, have at least three years experience, have excellent communication, and computer skills. Interested? Send an application to *****, fax to 530-538-8863, or apply in person....
Company Confidential Gridley, CA, 95948
TRUCK DRIVERS - RICE Class A & Bankout Drivers. Exp. required. Starting early September. Biggs 530-682-2721This ad placed through the Appeal-Democrat....
Prescott, 86301
PILOT POSITION Established air tour and charter company based SEZ looking for part time pilot. Must meet 135 req. inc. comm, inst, 500 TT. ***** (928) 282-6628...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79763
General H H H H H DISPATCHER ALON Transportation is accepting applications for a full-time Fuel Dispatcher. Selectee will be based in Odessa, TX while dispatching fuel to customers throughout Texas and New Mexico. Assignment is Five days on and two days off weekly. Dispatcrequiredired to be people oriented, possess organization skills and have good report with co-workers and management. Vacation,...
DRIVERS NEEDED: * Class A CDL * Over the Road * Home on Most Weekends Call CSS Transport 334-826-0109 As Posted in the Opelika-Auburn News...
DRIVER Meadow Gold Dairy is currently accepting applications for a Tractor Trailer Driver in GREELEY - ($20.25 an hour). Qualified applicants must have a Class A CDL, possess a clean driving record, and excellent customer service skills. Must pass background investigation, drug screen, and physical agility test. If you are interested in working for a leader in the industry, Apply at: www.deanfoods...
Job1America is hiring: Vehicle Inspector and Drivers. Taylor location. Must have valid DL, clean driving record & HS diploma, pass B/G Check and drug screen. Previous inspection exp. req. Must be able to drive Stick shift. Send resume: ***** 313-730-5115. Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels and...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain machine c...
Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc. Houston, TX, 77001
Matheson is one of the most successful welding gas and supply companies in the midwest. We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team as a: Warehouse Laborer Houston, TX This position will receive, store, and distribute cylinders and merchandise within the establishment and onto distribution trucks by performing the following duties: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include...
Gulf States Toyota (GST) is one of the largest distributors in the world of the finest brand of vehicles on earth: Toyota. Founded in Houston in 1969, today GST teams up with nearly 150 dealerships in the region to meet the rising demand for Toyota cars, minivans, SUV’s and trucks. Shift: 11:45 a.m.-8:45 p.m. Monday-Tueday and 12:15 p.m.-8:45 p.m Wednesday-Friday Pay rate: $10.00/Hour as a Tempora...
WLED is made up of several disciplines whose main objective is to influence hardware and systems early in their life cycle to assure effective operation, reliability, maintainability and economical ownership by the customer and end user. The Transportation Lead will report to the Whole Life Support Repair and Upgrade Section. Supporting the Program Integrated Product Team(s), the Transportation Le...
Description Position Summary: Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of Lead Technician or Maintenance Supervisor. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, PTO Systems, Electric Systems, Hydraulic/Air Brake systems, Heating/Ai...
$5000 SIGN ON BONUS - ALL NO TOUCH FRT $51,000 TO $71,000 A YEAR TO START DEDICATED SOUTHEAST ACCOUNT NEEDS CLASS A LICENSED DRIVERS AT LEAST 3 MONTHS DRIVING EXPERIENCE MEDICAL, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE PAID VACATION AND 401-K PLAN CALL 866-855-4185 TO APPLY...

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