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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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Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. SUMMARY: The Warehouse and Logistics Manager is responsible for the leadership of the warehouse and transportation processes for the com...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
WHO IS COMDOC? ComDoc, Inc. is a strong, successful $100+ million office equipment dealer headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1955 we have provided companies in a multi-state area with document solutions that allow them to successfully manage their document flow and information cycle. We are one of the nation's largest office equipment distributors, providing a full range of copier and printer eq...
Job Description Position: Fleet Mechanic Location: Riviera Beach, Fl. Report to: Fleet Manager Position Summary: Maintain mechanical equipment (truck, trailer and reefer units) and aid in the distribution of all company products in a safe manner. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are repres...
Company Information Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.6 billion and 74,000 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, we deliver hi-tech transactional services, consulting and technology services, systems integration and managed services. With deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, we work with clients across th...
Job Description Summary The Purchasing Coordinator will monitor the inventory of beer, forecast sales and purchase orders on behalf of International Beers. Orders for shipment and/or pickup are coordinated with Distributors and the Warehouse. Job Duties Responsibilities/Essential Functions Monitor beer inventory and maintain optimal inventory. Watch expiration dates of beer to ensure the inven...
CDL - Class A Local Truck Driver Mr. Bult's Inc. – Omaha, NE CDL CLASS A LOCAL DRIVER Mr. Bult’s is looking for CDL Truck drivers in the Omaha Area. Mr. Bult’s Inc. is the nation’s largest semi-truck waste transportation company; hauling trash for companies like Republic, Waste Management, and Advanced Disposal. Salary has the potential to be $60,000+ a year, our pay is a per job basis which fa...
Starting pay is $14.85. Excellent Medical Benefits. Full Time Position Shift Openings - 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th Wilmington Location Wednesday, November 5th from 8am to 11am and 4pm to 7pm Please bring a resume. Resumes are only being accepted at the Wilmington location: 800 E Kankakee River Drive, Wilmington, IL Posting provided by:...
PUT YOUR FUTURE IN DRIVE Looking for a new opportunity in an exciting industry? Do you have prior experience as a non-CDL commercial vehicle driver? Have you operated a step van, box truck, sprinter, stake bed, shuttle bus, or 18-wheeler? If so, you should know that Volt has been selected by FedEx Ground to provide temporary non-CDL delivery drivers throughout the United States! Volt Workforce...
Corporate Logistics Manager Create and implement a logistics program to support our import and domestic transportation, warehousing, distribution, and packaging requirements. Major Responsibilities Insure our carrier sources meet delivery commitments and lead time for both existing products and new product development for transit and freight projects. Select logistic sources on a preferred dir...
This is a full time, direct hire opportunity with our client! Take the next step forward in your career by joining this global leader! RESPONSIBILITIES: Serve as primary buyer for materials and finished products Vendor negotiations Manage product purchase plans, inventory replenishment and vendor-managed inventory programs Materials planning Vendor Management analysis Problem resolution R...
**NEW JOB POSTING 10/23/2014** WAREHOUSE SUPERVISOR (PEMBROKE PARK, FLORIDA) Eng & Span Req PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE We are only looking for Extrodinary Supervisor Personnel to complete our wareshouse team. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Please Come in between 9:00 am-4:00 pm Location: PEMBROKE PARK- 3136 JOHN P CURCIE DR Base Pay $37,600 salary plus $2,400 medical = $40,000 Oth...
**NEW JOB POSTING 10/23/2014** PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (PEMBROKE PARK, FLORIDA) Eng & Span Req We are only looking for Extrodinary Personnel to complete our wareshouse team. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Please Come in between 9:00 am-4:00 pm Location: PEMBROKE PARK- 3136 JOHN P CURCIE DR Base Pay $32,600 salary plus $2,400 medical = $35,000 Other benefits:...
Company Confidential Mansfield, OH, 44905
We are looking for a Purchasing / Inventory Manager to work in a fast growing company that has a track record of success. Duties and Tasks/Essential Functions: Analyze and monitor inventory Maintain inventory system integrity and standardization Create and monitor purchase orders, properly track receipt of purchased goods Research and develop supply source options; negotiate vendor terms, pri...
OTR Flatbed Truck Driver Needed KCE, Inc. is a family owned and operated Commercial Transportation Company headquartered in North Florida. We specialize in over-weight and over-dimensional loads, including heavy construction equipment, industrial machinery, aircraft engines, military vehicles and more. We currently have an opening for class A CDL Flatbed Driver with 5+ years over the road experie...
Job Summary: * Overall efficient and effective operations regarding field personnel and services. * Ensuring all pickup and delivery commitments are completed in accordance with Salmon Companies guidelines, customer expectations and government regulations. * Managing computer dispatch systems and ensuring safe, efficient and timely handling and transportation of all customer transportation serv...
Description Position Summary: Penske Technician II will generally assist in the repair and diagnosis of major components or remove/replace major components at the direction of Lead Technician or Maintenance Supervisor. Expectations include the ability to diagnose and repair the following with little or no supervision: Clutches, PTO Systems, Electric Systems, Hydraulic/Air Brake systems, Heating/...
**NEW JOB POSTING 10/23/2014** PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE (PEMBROKE PARK, FLORIDA) Eng & Span Req We are only looking for Extrodinary Personnel to complete our wareshouse team. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY Please Come in between 9:00 am-4:00 pm Location: PEMBROKE PARK- 3136 JOHN P CURCIE DR Base Pay $32,600 salary plus $2,400 medical = $35,000 Other benefits:...

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