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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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Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer m...
Description Position Summary: This hands-on supervisor would be responsible for coordination, scheduling and auditing of maintenance repairs to include preventative, mechanical and electrical repair to tractors, trucks and trailers. You will have access to industry leading technology, tools and training. You will be involved in the hiring, training, and ongoing development of technicians to ens...
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. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for delivering product locally...
Transportation Trucking Safety Coordinator About the Job Job Description Whiteline Express, Ltd., is a growing asset based truckload carrier with a primary service area east of the Mississippi River. We currently operate 300 satellite equipped trucks and 1200 trailers. We are currently seeking a log auditor/safety coordinator to work in our Plymouth, MI headquarters. Primary Responsibilities: ...
Blue Line Foodservice Distribution is looking for class A cdl drivers to join our team in our Seattle distribution center located in Fife. This position will report to the Transportation Supervisor. Blue Line Foodservice Distribution is a family owned and operated company headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In business for more than 40 years, Blue Line is a global leader in customized in...
Jack B Kelley -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Jack B Kelley, 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 f...
Linde is currently seeking an Area Transport Manager I for the West Texas area, based in Enid or Woodward, Oklahoma. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Exercise visible leadership with respect to local implementation of global/national/regional safety programs and initiatives. Champion and manage the SHEQ Activity, i.e. Safety meetings, Safety Talks, IMSS/IMS, Site Quality Plan. ▪ Lead incident/injury inv...
newtoday.jpg Transportation Regional Class "A" Driver Stone Connection needs a hands on CDL A driver with 1 to 2 years exp for our FWB facility. Some overnight, but home 3-4 nights/ wkends. Mileage, drop fees, & medical/ dental benefits. Apply in person at 638 B Anchors Street, NW-FWB, email ***** or fax resume to 850-244-1767. EOE Web ID#: 34304348...
Dupre’ Logistics LLC is currently seeking Fuel Drivers in Meridian, MS. Company Description Dupre’ Logistics LLC, a $225mm leading edge logistics company, is grounded on a culture of solid core values that are “always forward thinking”. We focus on the safety of our team members, outstanding customer service, and profitable growth. Our 15-20% growth each year is fueled by designing unique Logist...
Description Position Summary: This hands-on supervisor would be responsible for coordination, scheduling and auditing of maintenance repairs to include preventative, mechanical and electrical repair to tractors, trucks and trailers. You will have access to industry leading technology, tools and training. You will be involved in the hiring, training, and ongoing development of technicians to ens...
Manpower is currently hiring a Warehouse Associate/Dispatcher for a large package handling client in Horsham, PA! Duties may include assigning trailers to drivers and inputting information into system, inputting time cards, checking trailer and volume forecasts and maintaining reports and databases for daily operation. Hours: Monday - Friday 2:00AM-7:00AM Pay Rate: $13.00 per hour Length of Co...
Blue Line Foodservice Distribution, an Ilitch-owned company, is looking for a Class A CDL Driver to join our team in our Henderson, CO distribution center (satellite location). This position will report to the Transportation Supervisor. Blue Line Foodservice Distribution is a family owned and operated company headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan. In business for more than 40 years, Blue Li...
Jack B Kelley -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Jack B Kelley, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Team Truck Drivers in your area. $4,000 Signing Bonus per Driver! 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...
Iron Mountain enables 94% of the Fortune 1000 to smartly and securely manage their physical and digital information assets. With unmatched innovation and collaboration, our teams create information management solutions for our customers’ data, no matter what format, location or lifecycle stage it’s in and no matter where it’s kept. We are more than 17,000 people strong and growing. We’ve been a tr...
Full-Time CDL DRIVERS NEEDED Seeking Delivery Drivers for Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Monroe, and Johnson counties Training available Weekly bonus Local hauls Apply at suburbanpropane.jobs or call 812-988-4503 for more info....
Sturgeon Electric Company, a subsidiary of MYR Group Inc., one of the oldest and largest electrical contractors in the country, has an immediate opportunity for a Scheduler at its Henderson, CO district office. This position will be based in Henderson, CO and will support projects in Colorado. Some travel may be required. Duties: Perform detailed scheduling, including the development and updatin...
Manpower is currently hiring a Warehouse Associate/Dispatcher for a large package handling client in Philadelphia, PA! Duties may include assigning trailers to drivers and inputting information into system, inputting time cards, checking trailer and volume forecasts and maintaining reports and databases for daily operation. Hours: Monday - Friday 3:00PM-12:00AM (Midnight) Pay Rate: $13.00 per h...
Full-Time CDL DRIVERS NEEDED Seeking Delivery Drivers for Bartholomew, Brown, Jackson, Monroe, and Johnson counties Training available Weekly bonus Local hauls Apply at suburbanpropane.jobs or call 812-988-4503 for more info....
Who We Are Azimuth, LLC is a full service human resource organization based out of Bensenville, IL. At Azimuth, we strive to provide the highest quality candidates to our loyal clients. We specialize in contract, contract-to-hire and direct hire placement in a variety of industries. Our transportation client in Bolingbrook, IL is looking for a 2nd shift Logistics Coordinator. The Coordinator wil...
Transport Service Company - Chemical Division -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Transport Service Company - Chemical Division, 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 imp...

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