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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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Immediate Inventory Clerk Opportunity available with major logistics client in Queens, NY. Duties include auditing high value claim shippers, locating high value packages in the center or hub and ensuring proper handling. May also contact destination hubs or centers to notify them of the status of high value packages. Additional duties may include performing loss prevention activities related to c...
Chantal Cookware Corp sells branded kitchenware products to national retail chains, internet retailers and local kitchen shops. Chantal brand is best known for high quality teakettles, but markets many other products as well. See the depth of product on chantal.com. The Product Coordinator position works closely with the Purchasing Manager and Purchasing Agent in coordinating the development, purc...
Company Introduction Magna Interior Trim Components (MITC) part of the Magna Interiors group has two divisions. One is located in St. Clair, Michigan and one is located in Benzonia, Michigan. MITC has experienced significant growth, at both divisions, since being acquired by Magna just 3 years ago and offers a tremendous opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced Purchasing Manager. Job In...
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. This position is responsible for category management, strategic sourcing, procurement and development and management of service agreements in support of the business efforts of the combined Sears Holdings...
Sears Holdings Management Corporation provides corporate services to Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) and its family of companies, including Sears Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation.Responsible for strategic sourcing of multiple categories as defined by business needs and defines commodity roadmap. Runs major cross-department, cross-functional efforts involving various groups. Must hav...
RWR has been engaged on a search for a CDL Truck Driver for an oil and gas service company in Artesia, NM. The successful candidate will have CDL Class A Driver’s License. Mechanic experience in the oilfield is a plus. Company Information: The company has between 400 to 500 employees and is rapidly growing. They have a "promote from within" model so there is huge growth potential. They are in all...
Sr. Buyer Port-A-Cool, LLC is seeking an experienced professional to join the Team as the Sr. Buyer for its Center, Texas Manufacturing Facility, reporting directly to the Director of Purchasing and Supply Chain. The position will play a key role in procurement for our local operations, this position will also require smooth coordination and support for the Global Sourcing Team. Job Summary Respon...
We are currently seeking a Regional Long Haul Driver be responsible for transporting waste from either a Stericycle location or customer location, to a transfer location or processing location. - Regional Position (Home Avg 2 -3 Nights per week ) - Avg about 3300 miles a week - Drop n Hook Freight - Competitive Pay - Great Benefits - Growth Opportunities Essential Duties and Responsibilities: •Man...
*$5,000 Sign-On Bonus* At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and ed...
Columbia University is seeking an experienced Director, Support Services and Logistics, for its Manhattanville Operations Department. He/she is responsible for overseeing the following departments: Materials Management, Events Coordination, departmental stock facilities, mail facilities, and courier service support. He/she supports the general maintenance and operations associated with general tra...
POSITION OVERVIEW The incumbent is responsible for the operation of a tractor and trailer with capacity of more than 3 tons to transport materials to and from specified destinations in a safe manner. The trailer can be anywhere from 24 to 53 feet long. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. · Drives truck to destination in a safe and efficient ma...
POSITION OVERVIEW In this role you will be responsible for the purchasing, profitability and maintenance of select product lines while maintaining a professional relationship with our suppliers and acting as a liaison for designated product lines. You will also monitor market conditions, product changes, price level changes and purchase products at the lowest total cost while improving the quality...
Job Description: Chesapeake VA: Urgent need for a Diesel Mechanic, with specific experience with installing, servicing and troubleshooting marine diesel engine equipment, for a professional and dynamic contracting firm. The position requires some travel and prior experience working on military vessels. Our client is growing and looking for a new team member with at least 3 to 5 years of relevant e...
Collaborate with internal customers to understand problems and opportunities and develop and present compelling recommendations based on logistics, procurement, operations and supplier acquired data. Drive supply chain cost improvement and performance of inbound logistics through daily data analysis of relevant data - measuring and reporting results - provide creative and insightful recommendation...
Angelica Corporation, the leading supplier of linen and laundry services to hospitals in the healthcare market has openings for Route Service Representatives at our commercial laundry facility. The Route Service Representative (RSR) is responsible for conducting laundry deliveries and pickups from major customer locations. The RSR handles processing paperwork to ensure correct delivery and receipt...
JOB TITLE: Associate II, Warehouse Operations At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Operations Family: Warehouse Operations What Warehouse Operations contributes to Cardinal Health Warehouse Operat...
Technicolor is home to industry-leading creative and technology professionals committed to the creation, management and delivery of entertainment content to consumers around the world. Propelled by a culture of innovation and underpinned by a dedicated research organization, the company’s thriving licensing business possesses an extensive intellectual property portfolio focused on imaging and soun...
Company Profile: We are an established business that is opening a new branch in the Conroe, Texas area. Sewer Services in Minnesota has been doing septic and sewer work for over 30 years. We currently have between 12 and 14 employee’s working full time throughout the year. For the last 8 winters we have traveled to the Houston area and worked for different cities and MUD districts with great resul...
Plans, organizes and conducts activities in the Warehouse for the purpose of ensuring availability and efficient distribution of supplies and materials Maintains the warehouse for the purpose of maintaining an organized layout and safe work environments. Conducts annual physical inventories for the purpose of verifying stock and identifying losses. Inspects warehouse equipment for the purpose of m...
Job Description: This General Labor Position Features: ? Full Time ? Great Pay to $9.00 an hour Must be Bilingual! Immediate need for general labor seeking a full time and stable position. Attention to detail will be keys to success in this family-oriented organization. Must have at least one year of working in a Warehouse environment. Apply for this great position as a general labor today! Contac...
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