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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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Route Delivery Drivers/Salesman Make $700 weekly plus bonuses. Good MVR and Over 21 yrs. Good people skills a must. Call for interview:910-865-3313 or 336-239-8725...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
Want to work for a small family owned company??? Search no more you have found the right place! We are a Husband/Wife ran company with a fleet of 8 trucks including Hotshot, Dry Van, Flat, Step, RGN types of equipment. What you can expect from us: Emailed detailed load sheets as soon as we book the load Detailed weekly Paystubs Treated with respect from us 24hrs a day we are availble if a pro...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Description Job Description: 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 truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Shift – 3rd shift Starting at 9PM or later each day. HOME DAILY! Driver deliv...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified "CDL A truck drivers" to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch freight position. Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers. Complete vendor backhauls as directed. Route cov...
GENCO has an immediate opening for a Warehouse Worker with our 665k square foot automated distribution center in Groveport, Ohio. The Warehouse Worker is responsible for one or more functions to include accurate receiving, picking, packing, shipping and return of product to meet company standards of safety, security and productivity. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals wit...
KAG West -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life KAG West, 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 family of d...
Klemm Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Klemm Tank Lines, 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 g...
Ultradent is now seeking a Shipping Clerk to quality check as well as fill orders on a fast paced shipping line dedicated to our domestic clients. This person will be working from 10:00 AM to 7:30 PM Monday through Thursday and 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Friday. Hours vary depending on volume. As an eligible Ultradent employee, you can expect the following: Benefits: Medical/Dental & Other Insurances (...
Huntsman currently has an immediate opening for a dynamic individual with proven capability as a Warehouse Logistics Lead in Charlotte, NC. Job description: This position is responsible for running the day-to-day operations in the warehouse. Prioritize work and complete tasks as directed by management. Perform general warehouse operations, support management by acting as first line of assistance...

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