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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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UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
JLP TRANSPORT, INC., HORICON, WI We are hiring OTR DRIVERS with clean MVR and tanker endorsement. We offer: *.46 mile *401K profit sharing *Stop and layover pay *Holiday and vacation pay *Health Insurance * Short Term Disability Late model equipment, clean working environment, midwest operation. NEW!! $2000 Sign on Bonus! Call us to see if we can improved your driving career. You'll be tr...
NOW HIRING - 6 DISPATCHER NEEDED- LOGISTICS/ TRUCKING - ***MUST HAVE PORT EXPERIENCE WORKING AS A DISPATCHER - WE NEED PEOPLE $18-$23 HR Position Summary: A Dispatcher responsible for the coordination of the utilization of drivers, trucks and containers to create capacity, maximize productivity and ensure prompt, courteous and efficient service to all customers. Principal Responsibilities: Cre...
Drivers-Class A Newest Equipment on the Road 100 Plus Trucks Coming in Next 4 months. We are Now Hiring: Entry Level & Company Drivers $5,000 Sign-ON Bonus, Tuition Reimbursement, Pet on Your Truck, Paid Orientation Up to $.44 CPM, Guaranteed Pay Packages & the respect you deserve! Call Today 1-800-547-9169 (Dial 1) or Check us out Online at MayTrucking.com Or email: recruiter@m...
Dedicated Run Hogan is Hiring $3,000 Sign On Bonus Home Daily! $1,000 per week No Touch Freight Newer Equipment Available Great Benefits Call 866-754-3468 This job listing brought to you by The Star Beacon...
Logistics/Transport CDL Class A Driving Instructors Needed TDI, the nation's leading truck driving school, is looking for Part Time Instructors for its Milton, FL facility; Excellent pay and benefits! Flexible schedule, excellent working environment. Call 1-888-568-7364, email ***** or fax resume to (228) 832-8959. Web ID#: 34312778...
Please apply online at www.swifttrans.com ref #3784 Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To coordinate and implement systems to maximize the utilization of Swift's assets while working in an assigned customer's environment. Lead on-site operations at the customer facility; perform Planning, Driver Management and/or Customer Service functions. Communicate effectively and professionally with...
Please apply online at www.swifttrans.com ref #4004 Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for identifying new carrier business; book freight with partner carriers at an established minimum; continue to grow book of business while booking proficiently and focusing on profitable margin expectations. Book freight on-time and at an expected cost while assuring Best-In-Class service fo...
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage and perform Customer Service functions regarding designated business from a geographically defined territory or assigned customer base which could include regional, dedicated or a decentralized National Account. This position will assist in balancing available capacity and freight demands in conjunction with maintaining a positive working relationshi...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Team...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Team...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Team...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winni...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winning Attitude The ste...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winni...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winni...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winni...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winni...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits Call: 866-470-8323 Teamwork – Balance – Respect – Winni...

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