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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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Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transportation Bus Driver AMIKids Panama City Marine Institute (PCMI) is accepting applications for a Bus Driver. Must have a CDL Class B license and excellent driving record. Must have ability to work a split shift. 40 hours/week; year round position. Pick up an application at 200 E. Beach Drive or fax your resume to 850-785-6880 EOE Web ID#: 34301267...
Walmart Logistics is Hiring! Beaver Dam, WI Logistics is truly the heart of the Walmart operation. It’s the division that keeps millions of products moving to customers each day of the year, while using the latest environmentally-sustainable practices to do it. Walmart’s senior management understands the competitive advantage that our Logistics operation provides, and they support the division b...
Kenan Transport Company -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Kenan Transport Company, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. C...
Petro-Chemical Transport -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Petro-Chemical Transport, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation....
Jack B Kelley -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Jack B Kelley, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great f...
AgustaWestland Philadelphia Corporation is currently accepting applications for an Import Export Coordinator. We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a health insurance program (medical, dental, prescription, and vision) for employees and dependents. Our benefits program also consists of life insurance, STD, LTD, vacation pay, holiday pay, pension, and 401k...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 60,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 25 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. GENERAL SUMMARY: * To operate a commercial truck in our company fleet and provide safe,...
Schumm Trucking - Local/Regional/OTR Schumm Trucking is now recruiting CDL A qualified Flatbed Drivers Family owned and operated We offer: Regional drivers can expect to be home a couple nights a week and weekends.Excellent Pay and Great working environment Health insurance - with FREE Vision, Dental and $25 K Life Insurance Paid weekly Paid vacation Holiday Pay Per Diem No HazmatPre-Pas...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Co...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Job Summary: Driver transports and delivers products from Blue Line Distribution center to Little Caesar store location with tractor trailer combination up to 65 feet long, to achieve safe, on time, accurate deliveries while maintaining outstanding customer service. Required Skills: Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be D.O.T. qualified, with an acceptable CSA score, knowledgeable an...
Must be a certified experienced crane operator. Responsibilities include crane inspection and safe working practices. Clear communication skills, management skills and people skills a plus. Pay based upon experience....
Do you have experience driving a forklift? Experience picking and packing? If you do we have the job for you! We are having a Job Fair on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 from 10:00am-3:00pm in Romeoville of W. Crossroads Parkway to get ready for our VERY BUSY season! Please come to 860 W. Crossroads Parkway, Romeoville, IL 60446...you have to go to the left side of the building to the back of the bui...
Penske Logistics — Class A Drivers — $3,000 Sign-On Bonus! Penske Logistics A World Leader In The Transportation Industry Dedication At Every Turn - Come Join Our Award Winning Team! 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 ...
Exciting Driver Class B Opportunity Hartung Glass Industries – Union City, CA Hartung Glass Industries, a 90 year old company and the third largest glass manufacturing/fabricator in North America.is seeking a qualified applicant for a full-time Class B truck driver at our Union City, CA plant. This is a full time position with a well-established company. Come join a dynamic team! Primary Duties...
Ocean Beauty Seafoods Seattle Distribution is looking for experienced Delivery Drivers. We are a dynamic and established company with over 100 years operating 17 facilities across the US and we need your help to deliver products in a timely manner to our clients. Put to work your excellent customer service, driving skills, and desire to succeed. Qualifications: • CDL preferred, but not required ...
CDL Driver - Hazmat & Tanker SJ Transportation, located in southern New Jersey, has been in business for over 40 years and is one of the premier carriers in the transportation of industrial waste. Our reputation is based on having the best equipment and professional drivers. We are currently looking for local, regional (2-3 days out) and OTR (5 days out) drivers as well as Owner Operators. We o...
Manufacturing client in Mansfield, Ohio is seeking a Storeroom Technician. The individual be responsible for: Reports to be submitted by management with follow up on the actions listed Maintain storeroom inventories and responsible for all incoming and outgoing activities from the storeroom Responsible for part expediting and reporting the findings Various daily and weekly task as assigned Jo...
POSITION DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of a warehouse environment within a manufacturing operating process including but not limited to: Safety, Manning, Quality, and Productivity. RESPONSIBILITES: The Shipping Supervisor operates and manages departments per established safety and productivity performance metrics. This position is responsib...

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