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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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Corporate Headquarters moving to Vernon Hills, IL – December 2014 World Wide Fittings is a fast growing company with its Corporate Headquarters currently located in Niles, IL. From its founding in 1950, World Wide Fittings has grown into a global manufacturer and distributer of steel and stainless hydraulic tube and pipe fittings. We have outgrown our current facility and will be relocating our co...
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree (Information Systems, Engineering, Business, or related scientific or technical discipline is preferred) plus three (3) years logistics experience. In lieu of degree, must have 8 years logistics experience; certified Professional Logistician (CPL) certificate is helpful but not required. Requires prior experience in DoD logistics - Army experience preferred....
The Advanced Powertrain Programs Specialist is responsible for managing material handling deliverables for new and modified programs from concept to post-launch follow-up. The Specialist will analyze all product changes that impact packaging/material flow, and submit forecasted material handling costs, and budget during planning and implementation. In addition, the candidate will analyze manufactu...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Con...
Buyer Job Reference #: 51-83130-14JC An Oil and Gas company located in the Houston - Woodlands area is seeking a Buyer to add to their team. To qualify for this Direct Hire position, you must have: 5-10 years of experience preferred with Upstream Operator experience Support Sarbanes-Oxley process compliance for the procurement group. Initiate and evaluate vendor proposals, make recommendations for...
Florida Rock & Tank Lines is now hiring Full Time, Class A CDL, Local Drivers in Albany, GA! MUST LIVE WITHIN 40 MILES OF ALBANY AND BE AVAILABLE TO WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS Florida Rock & Tank Lines has exciting career opportunities available for experienced Class A CDL truck drivers! We always seek professional, reliable drivers to join our team. At Florida Rock we understand that our employees...
We are seeking a Forklift Operator to join our team at our Windsor, CO plant. RESPONSIBILITIES: Operates Hilift to store, transport, and load/unload glassware and other general material handling. Stages product to be moved or shipped and replaces damaged cartons on load. Stores unused supplies and maintains an inventory of type, amount and location of items. Records all ware stored or removed from...
The IT Software Strategic Sourcing / Procurement Manager is a position within the Strategic Sourcing group responsible for integrating and leading sourcing/procurement activities related to IT software and delivering year over year savings in alignment with Cox Communications overall business objectives. IT software scope includes application software, system software, and development software del...
Do you have Class A CDL but are looking to be home everyday? Well then Structural Concepts is the place for you! We currently have openings on second and third shift that will consist of working in our shipping department tracking and preparing product for shipment and occasionally driving product locally between our three different facilities in the West Michigan area. Driving would done on an as...
Job Posting POSTION TITLE:Estimator LOCATION:San Diego, CA FLSA STATUS:Non-Exempt REQUIRED TRAVEL:0 – 10% ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:Work is performed in a standard office environment REPORTS TO:General Manager Position Description: As a member of the West Coast Drywall & Paint team, and under the direction of the General Manager, this position is responsible for preparing new home construction pain...
CRYSTAL VALLEY has a variety of seasonal positions available in Darfur, Hope, Janesville, Lake Crystal, LaSalle, Madelia, Nicollet, Vernon Center, and Waldorf. The ability to work 7 days a week, with an average of 10-15 hour days during the months of September through November is preferred, weather permitting. Desired candidates will have a good driving record and history of good attendance and re...
Adecco Transportation is currently assisting a local client in their search to fill a Class C Delivery Driver. This is a temporary position from 08/25/2014 to 08/29/2014. Apply now if you meet the qualifications listed below! Responsibilities for this Drivers job include: *Load and unload truck/ forklift experience *Make deliveries in general area *Keep all invoices in order *Assist customer with...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician Job Description At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – n...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician Job Description At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – n...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous drivi...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous drivi...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous drivi...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician Job Description At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – n...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician Job Description At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – n...
Sleep Number by Select Comfort Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician At Sleep Number by Select Comfort we take pride in our products, and we’re passionate about how they improve our customers’ lives. If you share those values, then come on board! We are seeking a Home Delivery Driver & Assembly Technician to join our team. We will consider Entry Level and experienced candidates – no previous drivi...
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