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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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This position is located in our TX, Ft Bliss facility Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work, staff supervision, financial and business development activities. At this level, the position is typically responsible for program(s) with annual revenues of $15-20 million. At this level, the position is typically respons...
Penn Power Group, a leading distributor of Detroit Diesel engines, Allison transmissions and Carrier refrigeration, is seeking an experienced individual to work as a Parts Counter Person. This is a second shift position, from 2pm - 10:30 pm. In this position you will be responsible for all aspects of supporting a parts department within a service organization. We are looking for a detailed oriente...
This position is located in our KS, Ft Riley facility The primary purpose of this position is to coordinate the capital equipment and medical equipment system delivery and installation with vendors, receive and issue medical and non-medical equipment, fixtures, and equipment dedicated to the Initial Outfitting & Transition (IO&T) Program for the new Irwin Army Community Hospital (IACH), Fort Rile...
This position is located in our MD, Silver Spring facility • Serves as Lead Analyst and primary point of contact for all Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T) supply chain efforts related to equipment requirement definition, validation, and procurement activities on assigned project(s)/task order(s). • Pincipal liaison among purchasing, finance, contracts, IT, subcontractors/teaming partners,...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently recruiting for a Buyer position in our Clearfield, UT location. NOTE: This is a temporary project-lev...
ATK Aerospace is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; and low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies....
ATK in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Buyer II. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, ATK Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical a...
Truck Driver POSITION SUMMARY Drive a tractor-trailer combination or a straight truck to transport and deliver goods or materials in liquid, loose, or packaged form. Depending on customer needs, may be required to manually unload truck. May require use of manual or electric walk-behind pallet jack. Requires commercial drivers' license with Haz Mat endorsement. Benefits for full-time employees i...
Drivers Experienced CDL-A for local and over-the-road runs. Home daily, clean MVR required. United Fruit & Produce Company Call 314-259-4932 gmiller@ unitedmo.com (1952263)...
Exel is the leading global third party supply chain manager specializing in transportation and logistics services. We currently have full-time warehouse opportunities for Forklift Operators at our new Minooka facility. Must have experience with Slip Sheet and Clamp Forklift; positions are on Third Shift; Hours are 12am - 8am. Apply in person: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at: 6225 E. Minooka Rd, Min...
FT Drivers wanted at a family owned and oriented trucking company. Dedicated routes to KS and OK. Home daily, competitive wages, longevity pay and bonuses. CDL and clean driving record required. For an application or information call Deb at 970-854-5800....
Stanley Access Technologies is recognized as an industry leader in the manufacturing, installation and servicing of automatic doors. Our growing product and service offerings have driven significant growth for our service business. Join our world class team of diligent problem solvers, innovators, fresh thinkers and communicators who excite and inspire others. We are looking for energetic, detail...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry for over 33 years, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Plant Worker in Hayward, CA. Earn $10.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM with overtime hours on an as needed basis. Job Description: Moving boxes Cleaning boxes Shipping & Receiving Loa...
Description Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
Private company with over $15M annual revenues that performs all plumbing and mechanical piping needs for both General Contractors and Owners. Job description: San Francisco based plumbing company, is offering an opportunity for a Purchasing Agent. Ideal candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in procurement of plumbing, valves, fittings and related mechanical equipment. Function...
MBS is currently seeking a Semi-Trailer Mechanic for a company in Hubbard OH. Pay Rate: $10 - $15 an hour based off of experience. Shift - Day Shift M-F Experience: Have own tools Class “A” CDL preferred – not required Mechanical and ABS semi -trailer knowledge Will train if has mechanical back round Duties: * Keeps transport trailers available for use by conducting inspections and diagno...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Driver - Linehaul Team Provided Needed GROWTH OPPORTUNITY As a small fleet owner, you're driven to succeed. Now it's time to step up and take your business to the next level with the support of a world-renowned shipping giant - FedEx. FedEx Ground has open LINEHAUL TEAM SERVICE PROVIDER OPPORTUNITIES throughout the country. Advantages include: • $1.285 team base rate + fuel surcharge +...
The Full Service Supervisor directly manages and supervises the daily activities of Full Service Drivers, ensuring Driver productivity and route schedule adherence. -Perform all of the daily functions associated with managing Full Service Route personnel such as issuing keys, money bags, change funds, accountability summary reviews, route reviews, etc. (If no Analyst is available the supervisor i...
MANPOWER HAS A GREAT JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU!! Manpower is looking for you!! Immediate Openings! We are actively recruiting for job seekers within the West Sacramento/Winter/Davis and Woodland area who are anxious to work in production & warehouse environments with or without forklift experience, loading/unloading. Located in the following cities: -West Sacramento -Woodland Requirements: -A...

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