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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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About Us Central Broward Construction is a full service commercial masonry contractor. We work in Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach. We deliver all material and equipment to our projects. We have a backlog of 1.5 years and need a full time delivery driver that can load and unload with a piggy back forklift. Responsibilities • Communicate with dispatch • Operate heavy trucks • Oversee condition of...
LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket collision replacement products, recycled OEM products and refurbished OEM collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights. Additionally, we are a leading distributor of paint and body shop supplies. We serve tens of thousands of collision-repair businesses, mechanical service shops and vehicle dealerships thr...
We are in search of a person with excellent interpersonal communication skills that can work independently and at the same time be an enthusiastic team player. This person must possess outstanding organizational skills, be attentive to detail and capable of multi-tasking with the ability to prioritize workload. This position provides support in our Seneca, Illinois facility by coordinating the pro...
CDL Furniture Delivery Driver Job Summary: The qualified candidate for this position will make deliveries to W.B. Mason customers with a focus on timeliness and customer service. The Furniture Delivery Driver will off-load materials at each stop, deliver and place products to the customer’s specifications. If you are a motivated self-starter and are interested in learning more about joining our gr...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking to fill multiple Warehouse jobs in Pascoag, RI. This position is a long-term temporary to hire opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for this Warehouse job include but are not limited to the following: *Selecting product according to FIFO for shipping to customers *Scanning boxes to computeri...
As an order manager for MCS and ChMV, you will be the first point of contact for select Domestic and International Key Markets in regards to order related issues such as: • On time deliveries • Order scheduling • Exception handling • SAP Error handling • Escalation management • Returns handling in backup situations • On time performance reporting In addition to the tasks mentioned above you also b...
ProSource of Katy looking for Warehouseman who is forklift certified. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm Very fast paced environment. Will be unloading and loading delivery trucks. Getting material ready for customers to pick up. Maintain warehouse and inventory....
Company Confidential Glen Rock, NJ, 07452
Our company is a growing management company expanding for new talents. Position opening – full time role: Courier ($14-$16/hr) · Daily pickups and deliveries · Requires timely and efficient delivery of packages · Organized and able to sort items for efficient delivery · Outstanding communication skills – telephone, two-way radio, or in person · Able to follow operational, security, and safety poli...
Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employ...
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey. Suburban serves the energy needs of its residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states. At Suburban Propane, our employees' commitment to serve our community has made us a leader in the energy business. Now...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for capacity management within a defined planning center operating area. Provide leadership and identify development opportunities for planning personnel. Oversee a designated planning center area while interacting with internal department personnel to coordinate area fleet capacity; lead operation of planning functions and ensure a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
Local Excavating Contractor Seeking Experienced Lowboy Driver. Applicant must have a CDL and experience in legally loading & securing heavy equipment, tanks, etc. onto lowboy trailer for transport. Must have knowledge operating various heavy equipment. General knowledge in heavy truck & equipment maintenance/repairs preferred. Frequent overtime opportunities. Health insurance offered after 90 days...
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. Perform diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe work...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Provide planning support for designated area(s); ensure adherence to standard operating procedures (SOP). Utilize network balance capacity tools to determine location of trucks and available customer loads; tailor planning to meet area needs. Understand daily capacity needs/opportunities and pro-actively communicate to appropriate leadership. K...
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. Perform diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe work...
Description Position Summary: A Penske Technician I will diagnose, adjust, and repair all series of motor truck and trailer equipment including, but not limited to the following: Engines (gas and diesel), Electrical/Brake/Cooling Systems, Transmissions (manual and automatic), Clutches, Differentials/Power dividers, PTO systems, Starters/Alternators, Refrigeration systems, Air conditioning systems...
Responsibilities: Fill customer orders in a timely, accurate and efficient manner that is consistently in compliance with established safety and production standards. Assemble merchandise on pallets to reduce damage and allow for efficient transfer of product. Skills& requirement: Previous warehouse experience, including operation of mechanized material handling equipment and order selection under...
Suburban Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey. Suburban serves the energy needs of its residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states. At Suburban Propane, our employees' commitment to serve our community has made us a leader in the energy busi...
Job ID: 34120 Position Description: Safety-Kleen Systems, a Clean Harbors Co., has a commitment to excellence deeply rooted in a strong sense of tradition. Our entire business model revolves around keeping North American businesses green. We generate more than $1.2 billion in annual revenue as a world-class environmental service organization and market leader in industrial hazardous waste manageme...
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