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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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Description Uses IMMS computer based inventory system to input receipts and issues. Receives items from vendors/suppliers, compares packing slips against purchase order to verify shipment for accuracy and completeness. Inspects for, and documents shipping damage/defects and delivers item to designated department. Processes requests for in-stock supplies. Qualifications Required Training/Educati...
Global Technical Services, LLC (GTS) is seeking resumes for a Logistics/Procurement Specialist. Selection and assignment of actual work commencement will be contingent on actual contract award. Possible location is OCONUS and CONUS (Sierra Vista, AZ). SUMMARY: Provide technical and administrative direction for personnel performing logistics automation functions, and performing supply management ...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
JOB FUNCTION Responsible for achieving sales budgets and providing an exceptional shopping experience to every customer through established company guidelines concerning sales, customer service, and staff training and development. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee mi...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc a Third Party Logistics company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently seeking a Warehouse Worker to perform various warehouse functions and have the capability to assist on home deliveries as needed. As a Warehouse Worker you will be responsible for: Assist in loading and...
Purpose This position is responsible for providing support to Supply Chain and the Distribution Center using their knowledge of systems, people, processes and knowledge of the transportation industry. Primary tasks will focus on yard management, carrier communication, store communication and outbound shipping operations utilizing a Transportation Management System (TMS). The Transportation Coordi...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
JOB FUNCTION Responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additiona...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver Needed- Wichita, KS COMPANY: Henry Industries CONTRACT ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers for on call driving. Make your own schedule, drives available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make m...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Retail Buyer Berkeley, CA; San Francisco, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $65,000 Apply Apply Retail Buyer Berkeley, CA; San Francisco, CA Full-Time $50,000 - $65,000 Apply Job Details Growing Ecommerce retailer seeks experienced Retail Buyer to join its team. What You Will Be Doing - Assortment planni...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Covered Pick-Up, Minivan or Large SUV Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Lakeville area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: covered pick-up, minivan or large SUV. MUST live in or near Lakeville Route availability UP TO 7 da...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers needed with Covered Pick-Up, Minivan or Large SUV Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Roseville area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: covered pick-up, minivan or large SUV. MUST live in or near Roseville. Route availability UP TO 7 d...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver-Hays KS COMPANY: Henry Industries CONTRACT ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution center, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking a Contract Route Driver. One route open NOW, client required delivery times are Monday-Friday. This route generally begins at 6:30 AM. This is a local route, stopping an average...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Support NRC’s 24/7/365 operations on emergency response, land service and maritime contracts or projects. Execution of fieldwork encompassed in marine services, industrial cleaning, UST removal, waste packaging and disposal, site demolition, emergency spill response and site cleanup projects while under no supervision. Execution of advanced skills in work associated with one or more of the skill...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...
C.R. England is looking for entry level Truck Drivers, if you do not have a Class A license not to worry – We will help train you, and place you…Guaranteed! Become a Class A CDL Truck Driver with C.R. England! At C.R. England, we have had successful Truck Drivers from various industries and job types. Whether you are currently working in Construction, Maintenance, Manufacturing, Security, Transpo...

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