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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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Position fills in for delivery drivers who are not available for their shifts (due to vacation, illness, etc.). Routes for the relief driver typically change day to day. Position delivers products to stores on an established or contingency route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, across a wide variety of weather conditions. D...
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 the 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 ...
Build Your Career in the Housing Industry Immediate Openings in Bismarck • Delivery and Set Up Driver Deliver & set up manufactured and modular homes. CDL Class A required. • Delivery Set Up Laborer Deliver & set up of manufactured & modular homes. Will train. Ask About our Sign On Bonus Outstanding Benefits Excellent Compensation • Paid Vacation & Sick Leave Health & Dental Insurance • Flex/Cafet...
Customer Service/ Dispatcher Looking for motivated individual for entry level customer service in a fast paced Intermodal setting. Trucking experience preferred but not required. Resumes only to: resume@ baroletrucking.com No phone calls please....
BEELMAN TRUCKING CO. MECHANICS NEEDED Experi enced Diesel M echanics needed for our Marion, IL Terminal. Inspect tractor/trailers for defects that may affect the safe operation of the unit. Operate tractor/trailer in accordance with FederalMotor Carrier Safety Regulations. Comply with all company requirementson the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Maintain compliance with all other appl...
WAREHOUSE Will pick parts, package merchandise and maintain accurate inventory records. Requires basic math and computer skills, high attention to detail, standing for long periods of time, climbing a ladder, and continuous lifting of 35-50 pounds. No experience necessary. Will train. Previous warehouse/shipping experience is a plus.Temporary full time positions available on first and second shift...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Service Mechanic in Exton, PA. Earn $14.00 per hour at this full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Position Summary: The Service Mechanic will be responsible for repairing machines and tools and...
OTR DRIVERS 37.5 © Per Mile PLUS Incentives Warren, OH Trucking Company seeking OTR Drivers. * Home most weekends;often mid- week * Modern, well-maintained equipment * Excellent benefits & 401K * Safety bonus program * Must have Class A CDL If interested in joining our team, fax resume or stop in to apply at: 621 Dana Street Warren, OH FAX: 330-527-5095 [No phone calls please] E.O.E...
Dependable Highway Express is hiring Class A Company Drivers for its Local Operations. Driver is responsible for the picking up and delivery of various commodities going to various locations. Commodities may include non-hazardous and hazardous materials. Customer requirements may necessitate the loading, unloading, counting, securing, or physical inspection of the freight. Requirements* Haz Mat ...
Snow Plow Driver The Village of Lake Hallie has an opening for a Limited Term Experienced Snow Plow Driver in the Street Department. This position may lead into Full-Time Employment with benefits. The wage is based on experience. Candidates must have a valid Class B CDL driver's license. Applications are available at www.lakehallie.us . Please email resumes or applications to clerktreasurer@lakeha...
Drivers - Quit sleeping in a truck, Get home every day! * Dedicated Run! * Earn up to $930 Weekly * 100% Drop & Hook * Full Benefits Package * Full & Part Time Positions Call 1-800-851-8651 www.drivekb.com...
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 Mainta...
LEFLEUR TRANSPORTATION DRIVER-FRIENDLY PEOPLE TO TRANSPORT CLIENTS TO MEDICAL APPOINTMENTS IN THE SA AREA NO CDL req. & 7 years as licensed driver Medical/Dental/Vision and PTO Other available positions: CSR2 Field Auditor CSR1 Dispatcher Scheduler Billing Clerk EOE subject to drug testing and background investigation Apply online www.lefleur.net at careers tab SEE US AT TEXAS W...
1-800-541-5918 Beelman Truck Co. has provided dependable, reliable service for 100 years. With over 600 power units and more than 62.5 million miles last year, it is no surprise that Beelman Truck Co. is number 1 in the dry bulk business. DRIVERS Beelman Truck Company is seeking End Dump Drivers at its Springfield, IL Terminal. Night shift Drivers wanted. We are looking to fill 10 positions immedi...
LOCAL DRIVER Starting Rate $15.00 Current Class A CDL with clean MVR and verifiable experience. Fork lift and Dump Truck experience REQUIRED. * Frequent mandatory overtime. Benefits include: Health, Life, STD, 401 Program, Paid Vacations and Holidays. If interested in joining our team, fax resume or stop in to apply at: 621 Dana Street, Warren, Oh Fax: 330-527-5095 [No phone calls wil...
Owner operators earn 70% gross + 100% FSC pulling a tanker. Operate your truck safely and profitably and spend the weekends at home. Call recruiting at Apolis Transport 708-258-3022....
Casual Driver What Will You Be Doing? Single Copy Drivers will drive either 7’ or 9’ or 11’ step van trucks full of bundles of papers to be delivered in early morning hours to various vendor and newsstand sites. In addition to delivering bundles of newspapers and other newspaper products for retail sale Single Copy Drivers will also pick up any returns from previous days’ activities, collect co...
40 TEMPORARY DISHWASHER/STEWARDING JOBS Dates of employment: 04/1/15-12/31/15. Located in Farmington, PA. Hours of operation are 24-Hours, 7- Days a week (Shifts: 12am-8am; 8am-4pm; and 4pm-12am). Pay is $9.03 per hour. Experience Not Required. Duties - Perform cleaning and sanitation of all kitchen utensils, cookware, dishes, glasses, silverware and serving dishes used in the preparation and serv...
Drivers Regional Drivers Based in Muscatine, IA $3000 Sign On Bonus! Earn up to $65,000 / Year Free Medical Benefits Avail. Excellent 401K Plan 11 Paid Holidays CDL-A w/1 yr. T/T Exp. Req'd 800-879-7826 www.ruan.com/jobs Dedicated to Diversity. EOE....
This position may include accounts with any or all of these responsibilities:Delivers products to assigned fountain equipment accounts across a variety of weather conditions. May perform minor repairs on vending and/or fountain equipment. Invoices customers and collects applicable payment. Responsible for daily settlement of all cash and charges. May place order for future products to be delivered...

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