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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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Manpower is currently hiring an Inventory Clerk for a large package handling client in Jacksonville, FL! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Must be able to lift packages up not more than 70 lbs (Over 70 lbs with assistance) Packages will be placed on cart and pushed while walking through warehouse to distribute them to different areas in the building. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Handwriting must be neat and legibl...
DRIVERS Recycling company offers excellent incentive compensation plan for qualified Class A driver with tanker endorsement. Flexible work schedule. Regional work enables you to be home at night. Great opportunity for steady efficient driver to make excellent pay and have time off. Position will include responsibility to complete monthly book of work. Contact Kim by phone 910-323-4672 email (ksa...
Route Delivery Drivers/Salesman Make $700 weekly plus bonuses. Good MVR and Over 21 yrs. Good people skills a must. Call for interview:910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Manpower is currently hiring for an Inventory Clerk for a large package handling client in Jacksonville, FL! MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES: Transferring items using a cart to different warehouses. Assure that the items being transferred are in good condition. JOB REQUIREMENTS: High school Diploma, GED or equivalent. Should have at least six months work experience related to the field. Must be able ...
About Us We are a successful Trucking company seeking experienced truck drivers for the Florida region. Responsibilities • Maneuver trucks into loading or unloading positions, following signals from loading crew • Report vehicle defects, accidents, traffic violations, or damage to the vehicles Qualifications • Over the road experience • 2-3 years of experience driving trucks • Knowledge of...
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 to cust...
Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Drivers out of Johnstown, PA. $3,000 Sign-On Bonus (Paid Out Over 1 Year) • Local, home daily positions • Competitive pay • Excellent benefits and 401K • Paid vacations & holidays • Paid training on safe driving & product handling • Driver referral incentive pay • And so much ...
Job ID: 35860 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
About Thales Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace and Space, Defense, Security and Transportation markets. In 2012, the company generated revenues of 14.2 billion Euros (approximately $18.3 billion) with 67,000 employees in 56 countries. With its 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop, and deploy equipment, systems, and services that ...
Come grow with us! Flint Hills Resources, a leading refining, chemicals and biofuels company is growing and we are looking for the best people to grow with us. We are looking for candidates who want to create long term value, who are not afraid to challenge the status quo, and who want to find fulfillment in what they do. If this sounds like you, then we invite you to apply to join the Flint Hill...
The Route Sales Representative builds partnerships with customers and is dedicated to meeting their expectations and requirements. They develop and maintain long term partnerships with all customers, monitoring customer feedback and handling customer issues in a prompt and courteous manner. They are responsible for ensuring effective customer communications, managing a route independently and prom...
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Department Manager/Buyer, responsible for providing support to the Buyer in order to achieve service level and inventory objectives. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with Suppliers, Buyers, NRC Associates, Corporate Associates and Distribution Centers. Responsible for transactions such as processing orders, accessing previous o...
Come join our team at Jerry DeBriae Logging Company, Inc. We are now hiring for: EXPERIENCED LOG TRUCK DRIVER (paying 32%) MULE TRAIN DRIVER WOODS FOREMAN (Side Rod) HOOKTENDER. Must be able to speak, read and understand all aspects of the English language. To apply, please submit your resume via Email: *****; Fax: 360-795-3847 or Mail to 45 Elochoman Valley Road, Cathlamet, Washi...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Job ID: 7156 Position Description: Driver – Messenger Have you ever seen an armored truck, and thought about the importance of the team that is responsible for the truck and its contents? It requires a special person to be able serve on an armored vehicle crew, delivering and picking up valuables at customer locations and ensuring smooth customer transactions. The messenger and driver positions...

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