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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 Job Title:Sr. Network Planner/Dispatcher Department:Operations Reports To:Manager, Operations Summary The Sr. Network Planner is assigned a group of trucks and plans the trucks on profitable loads. The loads are identified through contacting agents and analysis of historical loads in the region. The role involves pre-planning trucks on loads with the objectives of loading profitabl...
Identifies key opportunities to leverage and improve logistical efficiencies across the supply-chain operation, including; defining appropriate metrics, and leading the implementation of routing analytics and data maintenance. Develops forward-thinking, routing initiatives to boost effectiveness within supply-chain, implementing and managing project work through utilization of customer delivery sy...
Linde is currently seeking a Transport Mechanic to join the team in the Brandon, Mississippi area. Job Responsibilities: · Understand and adhere to company safe work policies · Promote a safe work environment through use of PPE as required in Linde standards · Report any incident involving equipment damage, near miss, first aid or medical treatment to supervisor immediately · Report any unsafe con...
B & B TRUCKING INC. TAKE PRIDE IN YOUR CAREER! WE DO! B&B Trucking has been family owned and operated for over 40 years. We take pride in transporting the US Mail and this has earned us our reputation of supplying on time superior service. Operating with the same dedication and determination as throughout our history brings us our success today. Our objective, as team members, is to continually im...
JOB DESCRIPTION Date: July 8, 2014 Job Title: Assistant Corporate Operations Manager Reporting to:Corporate Operations Manager Hours:Full Time / Salaried/ Exempt Summary:This position will provide initial and ongoing maintenance/development of all staff members’ skills relating to the safety of our passengers and safe driving practices. Sustains the mission and policies of LMI via communication an...
DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS GREAT NEW PAY PACKAGES!! Call or visit us ONLINE TODAY to become part of the MTC Team. NOW accepting EXPERIENCED, New truck driving school GRADUATES and OWNER OPERATOR drivers. MTC offers: •$5000 Sign-On Bonus •UP TO. .44 CPM •Great Equipment •Guaranteed Wages •Paid Orientation •Pet on Your Truck Visit MayTrucking.com Call Today at 1-800-547-9169 Or Email: info...
Manpower Sacramento is now hiring for Warehouse Positions in Woodland If you have at least 1-2 years experience with loading and unloading, shipping and receiving please apply immediately. -Must have a reliable source of transportation -Must have open availability -Must pass drug and background APPLY NOW at manpowerjobs.com! If you have any questions, please contact Manpower 916-925-5100...
Aesynt, Inc has an exciting opportunity for a Medication Logistics Manager to work at our Corporate Headquarters located north of Pittsburgh in Cranberry Township. The Medication Logistics Manager will report to the Director of Software and Process Solutions and will work collaboratively with the current and prospective Aesynt customer base to optimize inventory management across their health syst...
We have an immediate need for a Buyer/Expediter CDI delivers results for the unique needs of our clients CDI Corporation offers clients advanced solutions and services that improve productivity, performance, and profitability thus allowing them to focus on what they do best and maximize their potential for growth. The experience gained from more than 60 years in business offers our clients an oppo...
COMPETITIVE PAY! WE PAY UP TO $23.75/HR FOR WELL-QUALIFIED DRIVERS! BakeMark is seeking qualified candidates for a Driver position at the following distribution location: Minnesota, MN Driver Summary Job Description: Must be conscientious, courteous and customer service oriented towards both external and internal customers Must have a Class A CDL commercial license preferred 2 Years verifiable exp...
NuCara Home Medical has a full-time opening for a delivery driver to deliver home medical equipment to our valuable customers. This position is based out of Waterloo, IA. Potential candidates must be able to lift 50-75# Hours are Monday-Friday with one Saturday a month and on-call rotation. To apply, please send resume to *****...
DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS GREAT NEW PAY PACKAGES!! Call or visit us ONLINE TODAY to become part of the MTC Team. NOW accepting EXPERIENCED, New truck driving school GRADUATES and OWNER OPERATOR drivers. MTC offers: •$5000 Sign-On Bonus •UP TO. .44 CPM •Great Equipment •Guaranteed Wages •Paid Orientation •Pet on Your Truck Visit MayTrucking.com Call Today at 1-800-547-9169 Or Email: info...
denverDRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS GREAT NEW PAY PACKAGES!! Call or visit us ONLINE TODAY to become part of the MTC Team. NOW accepting EXPERIENCED, New truck driving school GRADUATES and OWNER OPERATOR drivers. MTC offers: •$5000 Sign-On Bonus •UP TO. .44 CPM •Great Equipment •Guaranteed Wages •Paid Orientation •Pet on Your Truck Visit MayTrucking.com Call Today at 1-800-547-9169 Or Email...
Frontline Source Group - temporary staffing and direct hire firm – is looking for a Purchasing Clerk for our Fort Worth, TX client on a contract to possible hire basis. Job Responsibilities: Coordinate with suppliers regarding expected delivery dates of critical materials Responsible for tracking inventory Input and maintain information in database Matching invoices Create and process purchase ord...
Linde is currently seeking a Bulk Driver to join the team in the Lima, Ohio area. Job Responsibilities: · Safely drive Linde commercial motor vehicles exhibiting defensive driving using Smith System principles · Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all aspects of daily tasks · Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to Speed Manageme...
DRIVERS – TRUCKING – CLASS A DRIVERS GREAT NEW PAY PACKAGES!! Call or visit us ONLINE TODAY to become part of the MTC Team. NOW accepting EXPERIENCED, New truck driving school GRADUATES and OWNER OPERATOR drivers. MTC offers: •$5000 Sign-On Bonus •UP TO. .44 CPM •Great Equipment •Guaranteed Wages •Paid Orientation •Pet on Your Truck Visit MayTrucking.com Call Today at 1-800-547-9169 Or Email: info...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide planning support for designated area(s); ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP). Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads; tailor planning to meet area needs. Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and pro-actively communicate to appropriate leadership. K...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
City: Grove City State: Ohio Postal/Zip Code: 43123 The Shelly Company (part of Oldcastle Inc.) is a vertically integrated supplier of aggregates, asphalt, ready mix concrete and paving services throughout the state of Ohio. Our commitment to quality drives us to use the most modern, efficient and environmentally friendly technology in our industry. The Shelly Company is known throughout the indus...
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