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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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Job Description ROMULUS CDL-A JOB OPPORTUNITIES - HOME DAILY ROMULUS TO CHICAGO DAILY LINEHAULS. DROP & HOOK MONDAY - FRIDAY Now hiring CDL class A drivers for full time local / regional driving positions based in Romulus. Home daily. APPLY ONLINE @ WWW.TRANSFORCE.COM or CALL 313-388-4900 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousa...
Job Description 10 CDL A DRIVERS NEEDED IMMEDIATELY!! $$$$1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS$$$$ $18.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY MONDAY - FRIDAY / WEEKENDS OFF FULL TIME PERMANENT POSITION LOCAL / HOME DAILY / GUARANTEED 40 HOUR WORK WEEK NO TOUCH FREIGHT NEWER EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS: * MUST HAVE HAZMAT ENDORSEMENT OR BE WILLING TO OBTAIN IT * MUST HAVE 12 MONTHS VERIFIABLE CLASS A EXPERIENCE WITHIN TH...
Job Description CDL-A FLATBED CAREER OPPORTUNITY in RICHMOND, CA * $.45 Per Mile + Benefits * Flatbed Experience A Plus * Line Haul Drivers * Good Equipment - Great Pay - Steady Work APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We h...
Job Description $19.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS ..........MOST ASSIGNMENTS ARE LOCAL - HOME DAILY Indianapolis area CDL-A drivers with at least 1 year experience ..........APPLY NOW or CALL 800-296-7547 FOR MORE INFORMATION BENEFITS: • Competitive Weekly Pay • Medical - Dental - Vision Insurance • Life & Disability Insurance • Paid Time Off • 401K REQUIREMENTS: • At least 1 y...
Job Description CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in ARDMORE, OK * $900 to $1,100 PER WEEK & COMPANY BENEFITS * HOME EVERY SUNDAY & MONDAY * GOOD STEADY WEEKLY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 866-379-7280 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - Over 22 Years of Service! • W...
Job Description OTR CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in Dallas, TX * $.38 Per Mile + Benefits & Home Every Other Day * Run From Grand Prairie to Laredo * Dedicated Run - Great Pay * Good Equipment - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 817-664-0023 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 ...
Job Description DRIVERS AVERAGE $900+ PER WEEK and are HOME DAILY ! STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - CAREER OPPORTUNITY in ST. PARIS MONDAY thru FRIDAY with OCCASIONAL SATURDAYS This is very steady work, no touch freight, second shift . Good Trucks and a Good Respectful Work Environment. WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A TransForce DRIVER? * You will choose your career assignment - local, regional, over-the...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in FAIR OAKS, IN * $1,025 WEEKLY AVERAGE + BENEFITS & HOME DAILY * ROTATING WORK WEEK / DISPATCHED OUT IN THE AFTERNOON OR EVENINGS * 5 DAYS ON & 2 DAYS OFF / 5 DAYS ON 3 DAYS OFF & BACK TO 5 DAYS ON & 2 DAYS OFF * DEDICATED RUN / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT ***MUST HAVE TANKER ENDORSEMENT*** APPLY NOW or CALL 317-246-9000 FOR MORE INFORMATION ...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in MUSKOGEE, OK * $16.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5 Day Work Week - Shift Will Vary * Loading & Unloading Required * Hazmat Endorsement Required * Temp to Hire - Great Pay - Steady Work - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 866-379-7280 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thou...
Job Description STEADY LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in THE BAY AREA "OAKLAND, SAN JOSE and HAYWARD, CA" * $17.00 - $18.00 PER HOUR + BENEFITS & GREAT HOME TIME * GOOD WEEKLY PAY & BENEFITS & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Office...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A DRIVER / GOOD STEADY CAREER OPPORTUNITY $17.00 PER HOUR + STEADY OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS MONDAY thru FRIDAY / NIGHT SHIFT / HOME DAILY GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / NO TOUCH FREIGHT LOCAL DELIVERIES, MON-FRI, APPROX 1800-0400 AND NEED TO BE AVAILABLE 1 DAY EVERY OTHER WEEKEND. APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A DRIVERS in TOLEDO / HOME DAILY!! GOOD STEADY WEEKLY PAY / GOOD BENEFITS / $14.50 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / NO TOUCH FREIGHT / LOCAL SHUTTLES & MILK RUNS APPLY NOW or CALL 800-291-2362 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals - Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 38 Branch Offices - Over 20 ...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in HEBRON, KY. AVG. BETWEEN $800 to $900 PER WEEK / 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / NIGHTS Pays $16.77 per hour plus overtime if at least one year experience, pays $17.10 per hour plus overtime if at least 2 years experience. These positions are night time and will be about 9 hours per night on average. APPLY NOW or CALL 866-780-9495 FOR MORE INFORMATION Tr...
Job Description GOOD WEEKLY PAY & BENEFITS and HOME DAILY IN MARYSVILLE, OH. PAYS FLAT RATE PER RUN AVERAGING $14+ PER HOUR MUST BE FLEXIBLE AND WILLING TO WORK 1ST OR 2ND SHIFT, MON thru FRI SCHEDULE (SOME SATURDAYS) GOOD CAREER OPPORTUNITY - STEADY WORK and STEADY PAYCHECK EVERY FRIDAY Good trucks and a good respectful work environment. WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A TransForce DRIVER? * TransFo...
Job Description STEADY LOCAL CDL-B OPPORTUNITIES in KANSAS CITY STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVERS / LOCAL DELIVERIES / FULL TIME or PART TIME NIGHT SHIFT HANDLING BUNDLES OF NEWSPAPERS GOOD STEADY WEEKLY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch ...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Mainta...
Job Description EXCELLENT REGIONAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in PHOENIX, AZ $900+ PER WEEK & BENEFITS - HOME EVERY 5 DAYS MUST HAVE FLATBED EXPERIENCE GOOD STEADY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 602-354-3858 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals: Safe, Reliable, and Efficient. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Bran...
Job Description LOCAL CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in TURKEY, NC * $700 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * Steady Work - Great Pay - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 980-321-4273 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We have an excellent reputation...
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Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL - A OPPORTUNITIES in SAN ANTONIO, TX * $850 to $950 Weekly Average + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - Some Overtime Possible * Must Have Your Hazmat Endorsement * Great Pay - Steady Work - Good Equipment APPLY NOW OR CALL 800-830-5574 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of Trans...

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