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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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Bring Your Trucks To Us! Now hiring Owner Operators & Company Drivers! • Great Pay & Benefits! • Open Deck & Van Divisions! Want to work for a company who provides strength and stability where Owner Operators can thrive? Tennant Truck Lines, Inc. is a Premiere Machinery Hauler 309-946-3230 DRIVERS WANTED "Respect You Deserve" I-80 Exit 9 Colona, IL www.tennanttrucklines.com...
Belmont Village Hunters Creek Belmont Village is a developer and operator of premier Senior Living residences nationwide. Driver - Senior Living - Houston BRAND NEW FACILITY! - Quarterly Bonus Opportunity! No High Pressure airport runs. No waiting in baggage claim for your passenger. No screaming teenagers, excited because this is their first prom! Welcome to the PERFECT driver job. The residents...
Branch Administrator/Driver Requirements: This position provides you with a great amount of flexibility in your schedule! You must be willing to work in a driver capacity in order to be considered for this position. This is a split responsibility position – a set number of hours per week will be spent on administrative duties, the remainder of the week will be in a driver capacity. THIS IS A PART...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Standard Business Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Occasional 6-15% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Manages employees and activities of the fixed asset accounting system, oversees the sale of fixed and non-fixed assets, and administers the Company's capital plan. Essential Duties and Responsi...
DRIVER Weekly paychecks • Health Care • Other Great Benefits Are you looking for a new job? We're looking for Drivers for an established company in South San Francisco. Check out our job description below. Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing deliveries, and operating a vehicle. Job Duties May Include: • Prepares vehicle for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and...
Exciting intimate apparel company is seeking an Import Assistant to support the Import team as it deals with customs and logistical issues and coordinates the shipment of our finished goods from the overseas factories to our warehouse. The successful candidate will coordinate with Forwarders. Brokers, Truckers and our Warehouse, while maintaining and compiling records of freight rates, freight pay...
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Regional construction supply firm has an immediate opening in our Baton Rouge location for an experienced Sales/Logistics Associate. All around utility person needed for Counter Sales, Delivery and Warehouse responsibilities. Duties include: Counter Sales; making local customer deliveries; stocking and maintaining the warehouse; unloading common carriers; and assisting customers with loading order...
Leading International NVOCC/Freight Forwarder is seeking international ocean import/export operation. We also can provide training to potential candidate who is interesting in international logistics field. Basic requirement for ocean import: -Bachelor's Degree and/or related work experience. -Detail-oriented and strong communication skills. -Legal working status is a must. Basic requirement for o...
Eurofins is the world leader in the food, bio/pharmaceutical product testing. It is also number one in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology, and central laboratory services. With over $1 billion in annual revenues and 13,000 employees across 170 sites in 35 countries, Eurofins is a leading international...
Professional Transportation, Inc. is looking for van drivers to help transport railroad crew members in your area. No CDL is required! We are looking for safe, dedicated, customer service oriented, dependable people who want to work either full or part time. We are a growing company whose business is increasing with first, second, and third shifts available. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a wee...
*This role is based in a remote location* Lead Lean Six Sigma projects within the PAB and effectively coordinate these projects with the deployment champion and other improvement project teams. Project leadership includes identifying opportunities, defining and financially justifying projects, launching project teams, using good project management to manage team activities, leading teams to execut...
*This role is based in a remote location* Lead Lean Six Sigma projects within the PAB and effectively coordinate these projects with the deployment champion and other improvement project teams. Project leadership includes identifying opportunities, defining and financially justifying projects, launching project teams, using good project management to manage team activities, leading teams to execut...
Job Purpose: Processes returned goods by receiving; inspecting; making dispositions. Duties: * Receives returned goods by unpacking goods; verifying bills of lading. * Perform RMA package contents verification: part number, serial number, warranty * Update RMA receipt/status information in computer software * Verifies customer's reasons for return by studying accompanying correspondence; inspectin...
Professional Transportation, Inc. is looking for van drivers to help transport railroad crew members in your area. No CDL is required! We are looking for safe, dedicated, customer service oriented, dependable people who want to work either full or part time. We are a growing company whose business is increasing with first, second, and third shifts available. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a wee...
Adecco is currently assisting eBay Enterprise in their search to fill multiple Pick and Pack - Warehouse jobs in Richwood, KY. These are long term seasonal opportunities. No previous warehouse experience is required; we are open to entry level candidates. Order Picker and Packer positions require candidates to hand pick orders, build and stretch wrap pallets, label, and move throughout the warehou...
BRANCH CUSTOMER SERVICE AND PARTS ASSOCIATE NLB Corp., a well established and growing manufacturer of high-pressure water jetting equipment, has an immediate opening for a team-oriented, outstanding individual as a full time Customer Service/Parts Associate at our La Porte, TX branch location. Responsibilities and duties encompass a wide variety customer service related tasks such as processing cu...
Job ID: 10077 Position Description: We are currently seeking a Hazardous Waste Driver Technician to work on-site at various retail stores and perform two functions, applying all applicable federal and state laws and DOT, EPA and DEA regulations: 1) Characterize segregate, package and document various types of retail hazardous waste and 2) Characterize, segregate, package, and document various type...
Production and Capacity Planning Analyst This position will support natural gas production operations, demand analysis, and capacity planning. The successful candidate will have excellent communication and organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and a willingness to work with cross functional teams. This position requires a good working knowledge of Excel, statistical methods,...
PTG LOGISTICS, HARRISBURG, PA (dry van) EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY ! ! ! $ 1500 Sign-on bonus PTG Logistics is a full service provider who has been providing high quality dedicated transportation service since 1984 and is based in Mason, OH, with offices and operations on the eastern half of the United States. We’re currently looking for a few qualified Class A CDL Drivers with dry van experience. F...
Lead sourcing strategy development and execution, facilitation of competitive bids and contracts negotiation within the Information Technology (IT) space, with a primary focus on business applications and professional services engagements. Negotiate master services agreements, statements of work and other contractual documents; Lead cost reduction efforts; Partner with stakeholders, suppliers and...
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