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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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Manufacturing Process Engineer- 2D / 3D Modeling - Moultrie, GA Location: Moultrie, GA Domain: Automotive STI-EC-ENG-150 Qualification and Experience: Bachelors Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering. 3+ years Automotive experience preferred Practical application of scientific method for problem solving. Proven business awareness to bring a project from quoting stage through production. Pr...
At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legal run and it will give you the option to have weekly home time. We currently have a very limited amount of open...
Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL – Dedicated Run, Home Weekly and Great Pay! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated run you will have the opportunity to make money, get all the miles you can legal run and it will give you the option to...
Local Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL Great Hourly Pay and 4 on 4 off! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this local opportunity you will earn a great hourly wage working four 12-hour shifts and enjoying 4 days off! We currently have a very limited amount...
About the Position: Truck Driver - A Truck Driver drives merchandise from the Corporate Office to assigned branch store locations. Applicants must have doubles endorsement and at least two years over-the-road experience. Primary job responsibilities of a Truck Driver include the following: Drive semi tractor and trailer. Log mileage, stops taken, inspections and maintenance. Abide by all DOT polic...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car, Covered Pickup, SUV or Minivan Scriptfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Winston Salem, NC area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanners a plus. MUST own reliable cars, covered pickups, SUV or minivan. Living within Winston Salem, NC preferred. Routes run from Winston-Salem to NC, VA,...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Car, Minivan, SUV or Cargo Van Busy Courier service needs good drivers to earn top $$. Must have clean driving record, good running vehicle, insurance and knowledge of South Florida streets. Bilingual is preferred. Must have own delivery vehicle Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Hialeah, FL Type: Independent Contract A...
Excellent, national company seeking: DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES * Supervises Shipping or Receiving or Picking or Inventory department workflow to ensure optimum service levels and RE (reasonable expectancies) is maintained. * Accomplishes human resource objectives by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; communicating job expectat...
Reporting to the VP, Supply Chain, this position is responsible for the development, implementation and deployment of standard processes across the finance and supply chain functions globally. The position purpose is to driveprocess excellence enabling improved effectiveness and efficiency within the organization. Direct scope of responsibility includes the Melville-based Business Units with funct...
Principal Automotive Product Engineer – Quality - Hamtramck, MI Location: Hamtramck, MI Domain: AUTOMOTIVE STI-EC-ENG-155 Qualification and Experience: BSEE or related engineering / technical field At least 5+ years’ experience A background working with multiple Original Equipment Suppliers (OES/OEM) quality requirements and procedures Demonstrated ability to build and maintain excellent customer...
Excel Rail Management LLC is currently recruiting qualified railroad conductors to work for Canadian Pacific, a premier class 1 carrier in Harvey ND. Minimum 1 year railroad conductor experience is required. This is a permanent full time union position with excellent compensation and benefits package including railroad retirement. The company is offering $5000 relocation bonus incentive and free t...
Plastics Tooling Engineer - Tooling Development - Whitehall, OH Location: Whitehall, OH Domain: AUTOMOTIVE STI-EC-ENG-154 Position Summary Tooling development from designing stage to Mass Production, and supporting any tooling activity inside the organization. Integrate the part design to Mass production activities. In absence of Chief Engineer, ability to make New Model activity decisions. Job Re...
Principal Automotive Software Product Engineer - River Rouge, MI Location: River Rouge, MI Domain: Automotive STI-EC-ENG-156 Qualification and Experience: BSEE or Computer Engineering or a comparable degree and 7 years of embedded software development experience Expertise in C/C+, Assembly Change Control Management (CCM) Software Configuration Management (SCM) Requirements management experience Kn...
Principal Mechanical Engineer – Micro fabrication - Santa Clara, CA Location: Santa Clara, CA Domain: Automotive STI-EC-ENG-157 Job Description: Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for the design, development and verification testing of implantable medical devices. This includes concept origination, technology/process development, rendering of detailed engineering drawings,...
Exciting Permanent Opportunity through Manpower within the Bloomsburg PA area for candidates interested in Driving Opportunities, with a CDL and Hazmat License! Pay is competitive! Apply Now! Qualifications: -Must have clean driving record -Must have at least 2 yrs CDL experience -Be willing to do some traveling -Able to load and unload trailers, safely and efficiently -Be able to comfortably lift...
Process Development Engineering Manager - Buford, GA Location: Buford, GA Domain: Automotive STI-EC-ENG-166 Qualification and Experience: Manager with 5+ years of applicable experience BS Engineering degree required. Should have experience in developing new production processes, tooling and machine modifications Knowledge and experience in lean manufacturing, Six Sigma, continuous and process impr...
Local Intermodal Truck Driver Stockton, CA Truck drivers earn up to $55,000 per year* and get home daily in this Local Intermodal CDL driver position. Intermodal truck drivers haul 90% no-touch freight and travel within 200 miles of Stockton, CA. A truck driver’s day begins and ends at the railroad yard ramps. Eligible CDL Driver Applicants Experienced truck drivers 12 Months OK Truck Driver Pay &...
Maintenance Technician - Equipment Controls, CAD - Bexley, OH Location: Bexley, OH Domain: Automotive STI-EC-ENG-141 Position Summary: This position requires that you would be able to quickly diagnose equipment processes and technical problems. Have the ability to solve technical issue and communicate back to management. Use your experience to improve and develop better process. Be able to be invo...
Manufacturing Engineer- Automated Machining Process- Albion, MI Location: Albion, MI Domain: Automotive STI-EC-ENG-147 Job Responsibilities: Utilizing skills gained from education and work experiences, systematically implement continuous improvements. Will professionally communicate and facilitate with all personnel while ethically supporting the goals and policy of the department machine safety e...
The Manager, Logistics will use operational analysis methodology to develop and apply mathematical models, statistical analyses, simulations, analytical reasoning, and common sense to the improvement of real-world transportation and logistics operations. Responsibilities will also include data management, analyzing performance, identifying problems, and developing recommendations that support Logi...
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