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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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Job Description: Coordinate all transportation services including scheduling and dispatching of taxis, airport cars and medical transport via 2-way radio system. Good phone skills are a must. Operate fax and copier machine. Assign vehicles to drivers, maintain daily schedule of jobs planned and performed, cash-out drivers at end of their shifts and perform other duties as deemed necessary to compl...
Hillandale Farms is Hiring CDL Class A Drivers Part time & Full time For Local & Regional Routes. Must have good driving record. Excellent pay & benefit package available. Apply in Person or call: 2862 Daron Road Spring Grove 1-800-752-8740 EEOC...
Assurant Solutions businesses develop, underwrite, market and administer specialty insurance, extended service contracts and other risk management solutions through collaborative relationships with leading financial institutions, retailers, automobile dealers, funeral homes, manufacturers, wireless carriers and other entities. With operations in 25 locations, including executive offices in Atlanta...
Certified Automotive Technicians needed for local dealerships. Must have a minimum of 5 years as a Certified Technician with a stable background and verifiable references. Please send your resume in confidence to: Auto Staffers of Texas No fee to the candidate.
Requesting individual for warehouse related work - will need to be well versed on forklift and have successful receiving work experience. Experience with RF scanner, stocking, other duties as necessary. Long term opportunity for the right individual. Must have good attention to detail. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Uses a Radio Frequency Device to accurately pull products from stock for customer...
Automotive Import and Domestic Service Advisor needed for several local dealerships. Must have a minimum of 3 years successful service advisor positions with verifiable references. Please send your resume in complete confidence to: Auto Staffers of Texas No fee to the candidate.
Position Overview The Controller is responsible for ensuring accuracy and accountability for financial transactions and overall financial accounting policies for Sunset Imports Inc. The Controller, reporting to the General Manager and the Vice President Operations will assist them and Department Managers in carrying out such policies and responsibilities. The Controller also implements controls to...
Do you like working on cars? Do you have retail or production experience? Are you in management and looking to take on an exciting challenge? With us, you can put your career in overdrive! Our company is growing and we need you! We are a rapidly growing North American corporation in the Auto Industry and looking for high-performing individuals to take on the responsibility of Store/Site Manager at...
Drivers on this account will make dedicated deliveries for a single customer within a 250-mile radius of Windsor Locks. Drivers are home daily and get up to an additional 2 days off each week. Work a voluntary 6th day for extra pay. Average annual earnings are projected at $56,000. This position offers benefits options for an individual or a family, including medical, dental, prescription, life in...
Job Description At Panda, we all share a common mission: "Deliver exceptional Asian dining experiences by building an organization where people are inspired to better their lives." We invest in our people because great people run great operations that will exceed our guests' expectations. Talk to any of our associates and you will experience a culture dedicated to its mission and our five fundamen...
Make local deliveries for a dedicated account, delivering and installing appliances at customer homes and businesses. All deliveries are made within a 200-mile radius. Drivers are home daily, working Monday through Friday shifts, with weekends off. Saturday work is available for interested drivers. Projected annual earnings are $56,800. Comprehensive benefits package featuring single or family cov...
Come join a dynamic, high energy, team environment focused on developing and advancing your career! We offer a competitive base salary with bonus potential. In addition, we are built on a culture of reward and recognition. We have a unique business model that offers the small company feel with local decision making that is backed by a Fortune 500 company. This position is responsible for deliverin...
Drivers in this job will move containers Local, picking up and delivering containers to various rail ramps within California. Most drivers have access to the express gates at rail yards, minimizing downtime and getting you back on the road faster. This local job gets you home daily with 2 days off per week and offers projected annual earnings up to $45,000. Must live within 35 miles of Stockton, C...
From strength training, to cardio equipment, to health and wellness solutions, Nautilus, Inc. has it all. We're a leading marketer, developer, and distributor of branded health and fitness consumer products sold to consumers through DRTV, catalogs, the internet, and select retail partners. We have some of the most recognized brands in the industry, with a portfolio that includes Nautilus®, Bowflex...
Job Purpose: Uncrate new merchandise and put on the floor. Rearrange furniture on the floor. Load customers merchandise Fills inventory requests by receiving and dispensing supplies. Duties: * Receives merchandise by unloading vehicles; checking merchandise for damage; verifying freight bill. * Fills orders by identifying items requested; pulling items from stock; packing and labeling items; notin...
The Beam Team has positions available throughout the United States for people who are seeking a rewarding position in the retail installation industry. If you enjoy hands-on work in a team environment, explore the wonderful career opportunities at The Beam Team. We are currently seeking Site Reps to work on reset teams in major retail chains. If you have at least a few months of experience, can tr...
The Beam Team has positions available throughout the United States for people who are seeking a rewarding position in the retail installation industry. If you enjoy hands-on work in a team environment, explore the wonderful career opportunities at The Beam Team. We are currently seeking Site Reps to work on reset teams in major retail chains. If you have at least a few months of experience, can tr...
Driver Services has collaborated with few great trucking companies and we are now able to offer CLASS A CDL jobs to anyone that qualifies. We can get you approved immediately and into orientation as quick as Monday We are looking for experienced drivers for our Van, Reefer, Flatbeds, Tankers and Intermodal divisions. Exp Drivers Must Have 6 Months or more of recent OTR Driving Exp Want to drive so...
Light Duty Wrecker Driver - Company Provided Vehicle COMPANY: Roper's Wrecker Service Roper's Wrecker Service has an immediate opening for an Light Duty Wrecker Driver. Paid training provided, experience not required. Full time position, hours include nights and weekends. Position is paid weekly 30% commission. Requirements: Must live in McKinney area Able to pass pre-employment & random drug scre...
CDL Driver - Tractor Trailer Needed COMPANY: Corporate Transit Logistics Local company seeks qualified DOT - Class A - CDL driver for dedicated lane using company provided equipment. Must have excellent work history, good safety record, able to pass background check, and pre-employment drug screen. Lane is 5 days per week at midnight on SunMTuWTh nights. Respond online for more information. Respon...
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