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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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Class A CDL Truck Driver - Part Time Hogan is Hiring! We Offer • $0.36 CMP • Stop & Detention Pay! • Home Daily! • Mon-Fri - OFF Weekends!! Call Today: 866-202-3062 (1941749)...
If you are looking for a challenging, faced-past work environment and want to work for a company with a reputation for integrity and long-term employment, this is your opportunity! Moulton Logistics Management is a leader in direct response fulfillment, including DRTV fulfillment, continuity programs, retail distribution, call center services and Web services. We have been in business for over 40...
CommutAir offers you challenging career opportunities in an ever-changing environment. We are a privately-owned corporation engaged in scheduled passenger air transportation in the U.S. as United Express. Its primary mission is to provide safe and reliable flights from smaller cities to hub cities under contract with United Airlines. The company’s area of operations is the northeastern United Stat...
Exciting opportunity with a Fortune 500 client in Largo, FL Buyer I Responsible for making, managing, and executing buying decision in order to ensure uninterrupted raw material flow. Candidate is required to coordinate project availability information externally and internally and ensure that all deliverable dates are met in order to reach facility service-level and production goals. - Make bu...
Capel Rug, Inc. is looking to fill three warehouse worker positions. Duties: unload trucks put away rugs pick orders repack and label rugs Requirements: heavy lifting up to 150 pounds should be fork lift certified operate stand-up order pickers Benefits: 401K Full Health/Dental Life Insurance PTO (Paid Time Off)...
Summary: Provides ocean and airfreight quotations and bookings including inland/pick up rates; support general office operations whenever needed. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: Respond to phone, e-mail, or faxed rate or booking requests from clients, agents or outside sales representatives. Schedule cargo pick up within North America with brok...
This position contributes to the success of the Beverages Division by directing the production team to meet customer needs and achieve standards related to cost, line efficiencies, waste, safety and productivity. This individual must set production performance standards and align the organization to achieve standards. Major Tasks, Key Responsibilities and Key Accountabilities: Applies knowledge ...
Byers Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram is looking for a Vehicle Lot Attendant. $9.00 per hour. Hours are Monday through Thursday 12pm-8pm, Saturday 9am-5pm. Duties include new car vehicle maintenance, cleaning new vehicles, stocking in new vehicles. Applicant must be at least 19 years old and have a clean driving record. Byers is an EOE conducting business in a Drug Free Work Environment. Please come to...
Truck Drivers OTR/ Regional We have positions available for OTR and Regional Truck Drivers. We have many runs during the day, evenings nights and even weekends. You will need about 1 year experience, 99%. NO TOUCH freight. Extra pay for HazMat Base pay according to years of experience starting at $.37/mile Contact us @ 1-800-356-9350 or go online to: skinnertransfer.com for an application. m...
Business is great and we are seeking a Field Service Technician / Truck Driver (CDL A) to join the team in Hayward, CA. $18.00- 19.50 per hour DOE Drivers average 50-55 hours per week with all time over 40 paid as overtime. ....Benefits include: life insurance, health & dental insurance, 401K, paid time off and more.... The primary function of a Field Service Technician/Truck Driver is to delive...
Del Monte Fresh Produce/ Tricont Trucking Recruiting Drivers for Plant City, FL. Competitive wages, benefits, F/T position, Class A CDL Paid 30 min DOT break, 800-603-0092 x209 *****...
Temporary Drivers - Company Provided Vehicle - No CDL Required - Great Opportunity 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 p...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers. Make your own schedule, drives available 24/7. Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money for you! If you are self-motivated, have good customer service s...
Independent Drivers needed in Norfolk, Virginia !! Transportation broker seeks independent drivers with cargo vans to perform day/evening routes Monday - Friday in Norfolk, VA. Great opportunity for those who qualify!! Requirements: Cargo Van Valid DL/Insurance Clean MVR/Background Check/ Drug Screen Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Norfolk, VA Type: ...
Drivers Needed - Busy Courier Company COMPANY: Excel Courier, Inc. Courier company needs drivers with delivery vehicle - Car,Minivan, SUV, Cargo Van or Covered Pick-up. Clean Driving Record - no DUIs or DWIs Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Sterling, VA Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 1282 Vehicle Type: Car, Minivan / SUV, Cargo Van, Covered Pickup ...
Contract Courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries 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 through Saturday. This route generally begins at 7:00 PM Monday-Friday, and 3:00 PM on Saturdays. This route will average 6 to...
Courier drivers needed For Route Work In Austin COMPANY: Data Rush Couriers Courier company is seeking courier drivers for route work, in Austin area early morning. Seeking drivers for Bee Cave area for routed work. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Austin, TX Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 18482 Vehicle Type: Any Click here to view full ad with det...
AWESOME PEOPLE WITH GOOD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH OWN VEHICLE TO WORK ON CALL FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. CURRENTLY WORKING... NOT A PROBLEM WE REALIZE YOUR NOT MAKING MONEY UNLESS YOUR WHEELS ARE TURNING. WE ONLY ASK THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY COMPANY LOGOS ON YOUR VEHICLE. REQUIREMENTS: RELIABILI...
Delivery Vendors Needed with Car, Van or Box Truck COMPANY: Quality Transportation Courier company looking for Delivery Vendors with own Car, Van or Box Truck for deliveries in the South Florida, tri-county area. Monday thru Friday and Weekend available. Looking for dedicated, experienced people. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Deerfield Beach, FL Type...
Temporary Drivers Needed - Great Opportunity - Company Vehicle Provided - CDL Not Required Flexible Schedules. Extra Cash for the Holidays. On-Call Temporary Drivers Randstad Sourceright is hiring temporary Drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground, one of our company’s most admired clients. Qualifications include:* •21 years or older •Motor vehicle record screeni...

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