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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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Waste Management is hiring Drivers!! Residential Commercial Rolloff At Waste Managementthe Residential driver position is one of our most physically demanding jobs. Drivers are responsible for the collection and hand loading of residential waste, as well as the transporting of this waste by a front-load or rear-load truck to a landfill site. The position routinely requires extensive near-continuou...
Job Description: Adecco is assisting a local client recruiting for a current Warehouse - General Labor job in Forest Park, GA 30297. This is a long-term temporary opportunity. Warehouse - General Labor candidates will be responsible for completing a variety of tasks within a warehouse environment. Loading and unloading furniture and household items, must be able to stand and lift for long periods...
Job Description: QUEENS based companies are looking for GENERAL LABORERS with work opportunities throughout Queens. These positions are temporary and some temporary to hire. Pick and Pack, Shipping and Receiving positions require candidates to pick orders, label and stock goods in the warehouse, prepare for shipping and updating inventory. Some positions may require physical labor such as removing...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client in their search for an experienced Shipping Associate in the North Houston area. This position is a temporary to hire job opportunity. Shipping Auditor will be responsible for materials in the warehouse. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for Shipping Auditor include but are not limited to the...
Job Description: Warehouse Forklift Driver - Certified Forklift Operator Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking an experienced Forklift Operator in the greater Saint Louis Area for temp-to-hire and direct hire opportunities. Forklift Operator positions require candidates to drive within the warehouse, moving product as well as loading and unloading trailers. If you meet...
This Dedicated truck driver position on the Dollar General account features earnings up to $57,000 per year (Based on Experience) & weekly time at home and a predictable work schedule. You will haul multi-stop loads to locations in VA, NC, PA, MD, NJ, DE, NY & WV. Seeking Drivers with 6 months experience Pay & Benefits Mileage and accessorial pay plus potential $0.02/mile performance bonuses $5,00...
Regional truck driver position features weekly time at home, up to $52,000 per year (Based on Experience) and a predictable work schedule. Haul 95% no touch freight and average 300-400 miles per length of haul. Seeking Experienced & Recent Class A Grads Pay & Benefits $3,000 sign-on bonus for experienced truck drivers $2,000 sign-on bonus for recent truck driving school graduates Mileage and acces...
Seeking Experienced Class A Drivers & Recent driving school grads for a Dedicated Position on the Georgia Pacific account features weekly time at home, up to $51,000 per year (Based on Experience) and a predictable work schedule. You will haul multi-stop loads to one of the world’s leading manufacturers of tissue, and benefit from consistent miles within a primary travel area of the Eastern half o...
Tanker drivers are among the highest paid in our fleet, averaging $6,000 - $10,000 more per year. Drivers earn up to.40.5 cpm (Based on Experience) while hauling 2/3 non-hazardous loads. Experienced truck drivers Recent truck driving school graduates Truck Driver Pay & Benefits Up to $75,000 per year (Based on Experience) Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement available for recent truck driving school...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descripti...
Passion All You do, helps them do more. Are you good with tools and with people? Then we have the perfect career opportunity for you! We’re looking for a Technical Repair Technician to help us diagnose and repair small engines and outdoor power equipment, while providing fast and friendly customer service. ? Technical Repair Technician *Variety of Benefits options/401(k)/Performance Bonuses *Great...
Passion All You do, helps them do more. Are you good with tools and with people? Then we have the perfect career opportunity for you! We’re looking for a Technical Repair Technician to help us diagnose and repair small engines and outdoor power equipment, while providing fast and friendly customer service. ? Technical Repair Technician *Variety of Benefits options/401(k)/Performance Bonuses *Great...
Passion All You do, helps them do more. Are you good with tools and with people? Then we have the perfect career opportunity for you! We’re looking for a Technical Repair Technician to help us diagnose and repair small engines and outdoor power equipment, while providing fast and friendly customer service. ? Technical Repair Technician *Variety of Benefits options/401(k)/Performance Bonuses *Great...
Year-round grounds maintenance company in Walton Hills, Ohio needs in-house fleet mechanic to keep autos, trucks, machines and mechanical equipment in good repair. Duties include installing, aligning, and balancing equipment; repairing electrical or mechanical equipment; and welding. This position is also responsible for maintaining the warehouse and assisting in inventory. Daytime hours. Competit...
*NEEDED IMMEDIATELY* General Labor Warehouse Worker The Warehouse Laborer will manually move freight, stock and other materials. The Warehouse Worker will ensure safe and accurate receipt, storage, and shipment of food products. Must be able to lift 25lbs or more. Must pass background check and drug test. Pay: $9.70/hr 10 hour shifts 9am-7pm *Hiring Immediately* Start Date Tuesday 4/22/2014 For Mo...
Rinchem is a global chemical logistics provider for industry-leading manufacturers within the semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, solar and defense industries. With over three decades of experience streamlining and optimizing chemical supply chains, Rinchem operates a global network of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding and consulting locations in North America, Europe, the Middle...
Position Description As an Operations Supervisor on our team, you’ll be helping to keep our distribution center operating smoothly. From training to problem solving to maintaining equipment, your work will help save lives. Specifically, we need you to: help plan and direct operations keep morale and work standards high train and manage your team control expenses control employee turnover and overt...
Position Description As an Operations Supervisor on our team, you’ll be helping to keep our distribution center operating smoothly. From training to problem solving to maintaining equipment, your work will help save lives. Specifically, we need you to: help plan and direct operations keep morale and work standards high train and manage your team control expenses control employee turnover and overt...
The Grossinger Auto Group has experienced recent growth and is in need of top talented sales management. Locations throughout the Chicago area and now Normal, IL as well. Agressive marketing, large inventories- come join our team. You will be very satisfied with our group....
Using a working knowledge and proper application of governing business unit's directive documents, standard business office tools i.e. MS Excel, Lotus Notes, standard business systems i.e. PRISM, GFM RD/URDN and sound business practices, preform the necessary property bond room / warehousing transactions required to induct government property / material into inventory management, perform inventory...
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