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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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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 Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the mo...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough tire, wheel, and rim inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet for tires, wheels, and rims. Completion of all necessary Tire Department tags and work orders. Moving of equipment in/out of the Tire Shop a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To prepare tax returns including sales tax returns, rolling stock advalorem returns, unclaimed property returns and income tax returns. Prepare sales tax returns and research Sales tax related issues. Prepare rolling stock advalorem returns. Prepare unclaimed property returns. Assist with various government tax audits. Assist with federal, stat...
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...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Recruit, screen, interview and hire qualified Driver applicants to improve Driver retention and safety standards. Seek out, interview, and screen applicants to fill existing openings while maintaining current knowledge of transportation laws, DOT regulations, and Company hiring criteria, as well as maintaining and promoting Company safety goals...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Work with designated department personnel to develop skills in order to advance to next carrier sales level; book freight on-time and proficiently with partner carriers at an expected cost while focusing on profitable margin expectations. Provide Best-In-Class service for all of Swift Logistics' customers. Establish initial book of business whi...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for identifying new carrier business; book freight with partner carriers at an established minimum; continue to grow book of business while booking proficiently and focusing on profitable margin expectations. Book freight on-time and at an expected cost while assuring Best-In-Class service for all of Swift Logistics' customers. Rese...
Job Description: Materials Handler Function o The function of the Materials Handler is to process parts and move materials through the organization. Workers in this area handle a variety of materials and products, and some may be expensive, hazardous, fragile, complex, and lot-controlled. The materials department in an organization ensures the flow of materials through the supply chain. Materials...
Seasonal Part-Time Apply online to join our team! Simply go to: www.costco.com (click on Customer Service, then on Employment Opportunities) You're ready to apply online. COSTCO WHOLESALE Dry Depot - 267 / Chill Depot - 268 3800 N. DIVISION ST. MORRIS, IL 60450 Posting provided by:...
Panama City, 32402
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transport EARN EXTRA INCOME NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!!!! Niceville/ Navarre Open routes available in the early morning Great opportunity to own your own BUSINESS Deliver your newspaper in your community Independent Contractors Must have: lA reliable vehicle lProof of Auto Insurance lA valid driver’s license lBe 18 yrs or older Stop by the Daily News at 2 Eglin Pkwy NE, FWB, or ema...
Crestview, 32539
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295518...
Mossy Head, 32434
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295519...
Fort Walton Beach, 32547
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295520...
Cantonment, 32533
Logistics/Transport Class A CDL Drivers Needed Immediately Dump Trailer Experience. $1000 Retention Bonus Walton/Bay/ Washington Counties Panama City Area *Home Nights Apply online: www.perdido trucking.com 1653 Maple Avenue Panama City, Florida 32405 850-784-7940 Web ID#: 34295521...
Company Confidential Gassville, 72635
Logistics/Transport Fuel Transport Driver Experienced, to work from the Niceville, FL Terminal. Need to be a self starter & motivated to get the job done. Will pay a competitive Wage, Benefits, Vacation, please send info for interested applicant to ***** or call 870-405-7110 will be in the FL area 8/3 - 8/10 for interviews can start immediately. Web Id 34296524...
RIVER ROAD ISD is now accepting applications for the following positions: BUS DRIVERS * Class B CDL with P and S endorsement is required * You may complete an online application at www.rrisd.net. No phone calls please. River Road ISD is an EOE....
25 DRIVERS TRAINEES NEEDED Learn to drive for H.O. Wolding, Inc. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! New Drivers can earn $850/weekly and Benefits! Carrier covers cost! Home Every Weekend! Now offering Driver Trainees $2,000 Sign-On-Bonus! 1-800-882-7364...
TAKING applications for experienced dump truck drivers. Central Paving, 270-443-1059....
Company Confidential Hanover, PA, 21048
FUEL TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED IMMEDIATELY for a road and bridge contractor. Class B CDL's, must have Hazmats, clean driving record and drug screening. Insurnace after 90 days, 401K, EOE. Please call 410-833-5345....
Odessa, 79764
Driver DRIVER NEEDED with clean driving record. Punctual, ability to pull and back up gooseneck bumper pull trailer, Fluent English speaking helpful. Bilingual a plus. Apply in person at CHAPARRAL INDUSTRIES 2320 West Oregon Odessa, TX....

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