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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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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...
Adecco is currently assisting eBay Enterprise in their search to fill Warehouse jobs near Eden, NC. These are long term seasonal opportunities. Our client's facility is physically located on Joseph Martin Highway in Ridgeway, VA. No previous warehouse experience is required; we are open to entry level candidates. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Please contact our Recr...
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...
MISSION PETROLEUM CARRIERS, INC. HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR CRUDE TANKERS HOME DAILY! Carrizo Springs, Corpus Christi, Cotulla, Gonzales, Helena, Pettus, Three Rivers & MORE! Earnings potential $80,000.00 plus annually. Previous Tanker / Crude Oil experience not required. Class A CDL with "X" endorsement is required. Minimum Driving Requirements are as follows: • one (1) year of verifiable ...
JBT Airport Services is an industry leading, dedicated provider of Maintenance Services to Airports and Airlines throughout North America. Our maintenance services cover the full range of service from 24 hour, 7 day per week on-site service and emergency call out, to periodic maintenance of equipment based on technical visits quarterly, semi-annually, and/or annually with supplementary emergency s...
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Class B Driver needed for 4 days over the road. Driver will be on a team. The route is weekly. Health Benefits are available. Must have clean driving record, flexibility, reliable. Position is available immediately. Compensation is based on experience and is paid as a route pay....
General Summary The Team Lead (TL) is responsible and accountable for providing value to our customer. This is accomplished by possessing full knowledge of all systems, company procedures, and policies as they relate to their assigned area while meeting GENCO’s standards of safety, sanitation, quality, productivity, and exemplifying the spirit of teamwork, and the Genco Way (Vision, Mission, and ...
The World's leading Logistics company is looking for a Dispatch Associate to join their team!!! Duties: Duties include recording of inbound and outbound equipment, monitoring scheduled versus actual equipment types, and using Feeder Scheduling System (FSS) reports to dispatch drivers. Other duties include key entering timecards and outside yard checks to ensure that the trailer positions matches...
Yard Switcher/Spotter Company CDL Truck Driver – Fairless Hills, PA $15 Per Hour Home Daily Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Yard Switcher/Spotter So...
Regional Owner Operator – Los Angeles, CA $1.15 Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Weekly As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all ...
Regional Company CDL Truck Driver – Perth Amboy, NJ $0.40 Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Daily NRT knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. NRT totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Regional Company Driver S...
Regional Company CDL Truck Driver – Minooka, IL $0.39 Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Weekly Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Regional Company Dr...
Port Owner Operator – Rancho Dominguez, CA Competitive Rates Per Round Trip $3,500 Sign On Bonus Home Daily As a NRT Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at NRT facilities. NRT totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy a...
AmerCare is an importer and distributor of gloves used in the Medical, industrial, and food service industry. The sucessful candidate must be dependable and able to perform in a fast paced work enviroment. The hours of this position is Monday - Friday 0800- 1700. Starting Pay $9.00-$12.00 per hr DOE Warehouse Worker Job description *Ability to operate a forklift * Strong attention to detail. *...

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