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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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Company Confidential Sanford, 32772
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transport DRIVING INSTRUCTORS Attention TRACTOR TRAILER DRIVERS. Nationwide truck driver training group seeks Full -Time & Part-Time Driving Instructors for its Milton, FL facility. Must have Class A CDL with verifiable experience; good communication skills required. No overnight travel. Please call 1-888-568-7364, fax resume to (228) 832-8739 or email dabanathie@truckdriver...
McAllen, 78501
Now_Hiring_yellow.eps Drivers HEYL TRUCK LINES Local & Regional Class A CDL DRIVERS Apply now at or call 1-800-973-9161 Heyl Truck Lines, Edinburg, TX...
Edinburg, 78539
85215591.eps NOW HIRING SALES Mission, Donna, & Edinburg Locations Sales - Bilingual English/Spanish, High School Diploma. Basic Computer knowledge, Microsoft Office, Resume required. Excellent Customer Service, good Social Skills. Experience preferred. DRIVERS Donna Location Driver - CDL Licensed required. Bilingual English/Spanish, High School Diploma. Knowledge of DOT Regulations, Forklift driv...
THE CITY OF AMERICUS EQUIPMENT OPERATOR The City of Americus is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Equipment Operator. The beginning salary is $19,847.74. Responsibilities of this position are to drive/operate trucks and equipment in support of public works maintenance and construction projects. Work involves loading, transporting, and unloading materials and equipment to and fr...
Truck Driver with Class A drivers license with at least 3 to 5 yrs exp. Apply in person. Monday- Thursday 9am til 12pm. at 5130 NORTH CAUSEWAY DR. W/S As Posted in the Winston Salem Journal...
Douglas Companies Full-time Second Shift Truck Loader positions available. Approx. 3 p.m.-close, Sun.-Thurs. Steady employment, attendance bonus, benefits available. Up to $10 per hr. to start. Pre-employment drug screen required. Apply Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-3 p.m. only at 200 Exchange Ave. Conway, AR...
Furniture Technician/ Delivery Full time with benefits. Responsible self starter. Customer service, woodworking and repair skills. High School Diploma. Drivers License and DOT physical required. Resume & references in person. Fenker's Furniture 1114 Lincolnway, La Porte...
Company Confidential Odessa, 79762
Drivers Local established company looking for Class A or B CDL Drivers for ready mix and aggregate deliveries. Must have clean driving record and pass D.O.T. physical. Benefits include: competitive wages, health, dental and life insurance, 401K, paid holidays, vacation and profit sharing bonus. Home every night. Phone 432-563-8036 ext. 221...
DRIVERS OTR Immediate positions available. Home most nights & weekends. Call: 970-522-2713 or apply in person at A&D Trucking/ Mitchek Elevator, 247 Sierra Vista, Sterling, CO 80751....
Truck Drivers DRIVERS- SHORT HAUL COMPANY DRIVERS NEEDED! LOCAL RUNS Earn Up to $1,000+ Weekly, 2 Days Off per Week. Stop-off, Unload,Breakdown & NYC Pay. Paid Lumpers Call a Recruiter Today: 888-495-3228 Click to apply at:
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS Truck Driving - Yard Position for local lumber & home center. Good driving record a must, CDL a plus. Inquire within Mission True Value Lumber 1221 S. Mission Rd. Mt. Pleasant...
Company Confidential DeKalb, IL, 60115
Experienced Independent Contractor Courier Drivers DeKalb County + area Age 21 +. Same Day-Next Day Service, Provide own presentable Car, SUV, or Van. Good driving record, 100/300/50 insurance minimum plus Gen Liability, etc. Smart phone for email, GPS and web access, Professional, polite attitude a must. Lift/carry up to 70 pounds comfortably. Send email to: ***** or call 815-...
Odessa, 79761
Driver FULL-TIME DELIVERY DRIVER •Must be 21 & have a stellar driving record. •Experienced helpful. •Must be able to help set up & take down weddings & parties after hours. •Non Smoking environment PLEASE APPLY AT MARK KNOX FLOWERS 1209 E. 8th St....
Duties: Machining parts Loading raw material Running the program Removal of finished product Inspection of the finished product Tool changes as needed Adjust offset Environment: High volume Fast Paced Experience: 6 – 12 months of experience or completed academic training Ability to lift 50 pounds Required: Basic math skills Safety glasses Steel toed shoes -Available locations: Magnolia, TX 77354 T...
-Daily duties: Engages in proof-of-concept and prototyping initiatives to validate mobile tactics Designs and code based on mobile development standards and approaches Participates in mobility strategy and roadmap development that aligns with Sysco's IT vision and mission Guides the technology partners in implementation of improvements of development standards and processes for mobile applications...
Duties: Machining parts Loading raw material Running the program Removal of finished product Inspection of the finished product Tool changes as needed Adjust offset Environment: High volume Fast Paced Experience: 6 – 12 months of experience or completed academic training Ability to lift 50 pounds Required: Basic math skills Safety glasses Steel toed shoes Mobius is an Equal Opportunity Employer. A...
* Local Dedicated Weekends Off Straight Truck A B or C Lic * A, B or C license Details: Haul appliances, furniture, equipment (includes installing and unloading) Days: Off weekends but can work extra 3 months exp. needed + school Pay: $61,000.00 Paid: Weekly * Direct Deposit * *Accepting interviews now* 877-684-5366 QUALIFICATIONS: * Have Verifiable Work History - * 21 yrs. of age * No more than 1...
* $5,000.00 Dedicated Local Class A Driver * $56,000.00 + $5,000.00 ( Bonus ) = $61,000.00 ave.w2 1rst yr. POSITION: This is hauling groceries to supermarkets Need to have class A CDL with Tractor (RECENT) Trailer Experience with trailers 40’ and longer Need: 3 months exp. plus school CALL – 877-684-5366 Pd Weekly * Ins. Benefits QUALIFICATIONS: * Have Verifiable Work History - * 21 yrs. of age *...
CDL DRIVERS WANTED Apply in person at The Stone Yard 37 Lowell Rd., Salem, NH. 603-898-5001...
FT Drivers Wanted, CDL not required. $10-12/hr based on experience. Good benifits. Must be 25 years or older. DOT medical card required. Apply in person, Salvation Army 209 Broadway, Rte 1 South, Saugus, MA...
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