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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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Princeton, IL, 61356
CDL A Drivers: Midwest Regional. Company & Owner/Operators Dry Van. Excellent wages & benefits. Quarterly bonus program. Newer trucks with APU's, scanners, & pre-pass plus. 855-764-8050 Posting provided by:...
Minooka, IL, 60447
Helena Chemical Company, a national, agricultural chemical company, has an immediate opening for a part-time Truck Driver at our location in Minooka, IL. Requirements: high school diploma or equivalent, CDL Class A with Tanker endorsement, and the ability to operate a forklift. Responsibilities: makes deliveries, loads and unloads product, uses a forklift, and performs general warehouse duties. ...
Greenville, OH
About us Superior Auto, Inc. is one of the largest, privately-held automotive retailers in the United States. As a leader in the Buy-Here/Pay-Here (BHPH) industry, our main focus is to provide excellent customer experiences and providefinancing to consumers who typically do not have access to traditional financing. Founded in 1975, Superior Auto, Inc. has successfully grown from its initial locat...
Decatur, IL, 62526
Job Description Position Title: Director of Maintenance Department: Maintenance Position Summary: The Director of Maintenance is responsible for the maintenance and reliability of our company equipment and facilities. Our fleet includes over 1,000 vehicles (sleeper & day cab tractors, & trailers include: vans, flatbeds, hoppers, and dumps). The Director of Maintenance must provide our drivers w...
Denver, CO
NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED WAREHOUSE WORKERS FOR VESTAS IN DENVER! * Vestas is the only global energy company dedicated exclusively to wind energy. * Be part of a great team that works hard to make Vestas the undisputed global wind leader! RESPONSIBILITIES: * Receiving, order fulfillment, packing, shipping of orders. * Operates forklift, overhead crane and warehouse equipment. * Ensures a clean ...
Seattle, WA, 98108
SUMMARY: The Industrial Driver services customers by assessing their needs, transports hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and sells customers additional products and/or services. The Industrial Driver will drive a variety of equipment including but not limited to: straight trucks, box vans, and tractor trailers. Follows all Federal, State, Local laws and Company policies. KEY INTERFACES: Custome...
Seattle, WA, 98108
SUMMARY: Operate safely and efficiently a Class A Roll-Off Refuse Truck and trailer and other equipment as needed, driving a set route daily. Servicing and delivering customer dumpsters and bins in the great Seattle, Tacoma and Everett areas. Also, able to unload waste at required facilities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITES: Must have experience with chain or cable operated roll-off refuse tr...
Miami, FL
The Purchasing Manager is responsible for ensuring a continuous supply of assigned products at the best cost. Principal accountabilities include negotiating with suppliers for each product which includes volume commitments and the development of the best overall supply matrix that provides the best landed product cost at each assigned distribution center; reviewing, evaluating, and recommending su...
Carrollton, TX, 75006
Iron Mountain Hiring Event- Same Day Interviews! COMPANY: Iron Mountain We are growing fast and have an immediate need for CDL-Class A and B Licensed Drivers. We will consider Class C Drivers who would be willing to work on obtaining the Class B License within 90 days of employment. Iron Mountain offers training and financial assistance to obtain the Class B license. We have multiple openi...
Buffalo, NY, 14211
Independent Contractor Driver Opportunities COMPANY: Relay Express. Inc. Courier company has local pick up and delivery routes for vans and straight trucks. Dedicated stops M-Sat. Routes include multiple stops. Loading and unloading may be required. All drivers work as 1099 Independent Contractors. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Buffalo, NY Type: Ind...
Seattle, WA, 98109
Company Driver (16' Box Truck) Seattle Needed First Delivery is seeking full-time drivers based out of our Bellevue hub. Company vehicle provided -- 16' Box Truck Will carry GPS device and handheld scanner Requirements: • Minimum age 23 years or older with no less than 2 years professional driving experience. • Tech Savvy -- computer literate • Familiar with Seattle and surrounding cities ...
Chattanooga, TN, 37404
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Minvan or SUV Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Chattanooga area for same day deliveries. Must own a smart phone. MUST OWN reliable and fuel efficient minivan or SUV. Living in the Chattanooga area preferred. Routes available Monday – Saturday departing from Chattanooga. Independent con...
Madison, WI, 53706
Drivers Needed Urgently! Needed with Minivan, SUV, Cargo Van or Box Truck COMPANY: Courier Distribution Systems Courier company is currently looking for full or part time delivery drivers in the Madison, WI area to handle deliveries locally or driven out of state on a rush basis. We will provide training. If you are not TSA certified, we will provide the TSA training also. Must be able to lift...
Dublin, CA
9 month temp job in Dublin CA · Perform purchase take-offs from floor plans · Issue plans for pricing for installers · Track cost of issued PO’s and quotes on the expenditure log · Analyze and manage the appropriate supply inventory levels allocated for the project · Independently draft correspondence and represent Ross when working with outside vendors. · Review and reconcile all invoices f...
Shreveport, LA, 71106
Hajoca Corporation is the nation’s largest privately held wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, industrial pipes-valves-fittings, pool and waterworks supplies for residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction. We have over 350 locations throughout the United States, representing the premier product lines in our industry Since 1858, Hajoca has been ...
Coraopolis, PA
have a current temporary need for a person with warehouse experience. experience with packaging and shipping of equipment .daylight hours ,good work ethic, great company please forward resume for consideration...
Batavia, IL, 60510
SUMMARY This position reports to Distribution Supervisor. The position assumes duties that encompass all the inbound and outbound functions of the Distribution Center. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Responsible for picking, receiving, packing, and loading and unloading trucks. Responsible for mai...
Petersburg, VA, 23801
Brenco/Amsted Rail has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 60 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the...
Aurora, IL, 60502
Freedom Graphic Systems, a national Direct Mail Company based in Aurora, IL is currently seeking a full time Driver for our 2nd shift operations. Our company drivers run routine routes and cartage moves between our warehouses in Aurora and Milton WI. We are currently looking for a dedicated individual to join our team. RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform routine vehicle and safety inspections daily. Maint...
Consolidated Distribution Corporation, LLC (CDC) is the leading foodservice supply chain solutions company serving the quick-serve, fast-casual and casual-dining restaurant and retail industries. As the largest independent multi-concept redistributor in the United States, CDC provides cost-saving efficiencies to the franchisors and purchasing co-operatives of the most famous brands and suppliers i...

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