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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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Nature and Scope: Through the Production Supervisors the incumbent supervises the manufacturing and assembly processes at their respective facility. The Superintendent coordinates the various operations to ensure proper work flow through the plant and is responsible for the quantity and quality of work. The incumbent manages the production schedules, monitors operating costs and ensures employee s...
Drivers Qualified candidates must possess the following:  Valid CDL Class B Drivers License  Valid Medical Card  Current DMV Abstract (no more than 30 days old)  Must pass drug screen Hours - 5am - Completion Starting pay $11.oo to $13.oo per/hr. Depending on experienced PLUS over time Send me Resume to: *****...
STEADY, YEAR-ROUND HAUL, George’s Shop and Rock is a LINKS Global organization. Links operates all across the Western US- trucking and warehousing for mining, agriculture, energy, and manufacturing. From Vale, Colorado, we’re hauling rock in bottom dump, drop axle trailers for processing in hundreds of everyday products. Business is year round and steady. If you want to be part of a strong company...
Job Description: • No-touch Intermodal freight • Consistent lanes out of Cincinnati, Chicago, Louisville and Toledo • Run to and from the Chicago rail yards (G4, Yard Center) • Be home during the week and on weekends • 2850-3100 average miles per week • More than enough freight to keep you running • Lease-purchase options to buy your own truck • 1-day orientation, then dispatched Qualifications: •...
As a Veteran owned and operated relocation company, Quality Services Moving has provided the highest level of service to our customers, as represented by the company's 19 years of constant growth. We are seeking an experienced, full-time Local Operations Dispatcher to schedule and dispatch our local moving crews each day. General Responsibilities: *Build next day's schedule based on job requiremen...
We are currently seeking Professional Class A CDL Drivers with a strong work ethic and winning attitude to help load, transport, and/or unload household goods for our elite Military, GSA and COD customers! We offer a modern fleet, year-round work, great pay! Local and over-the-road opportunities are available. Requirements: *Active/Valid Class A CDL with a clean driving record *Drug free (drug scr...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people m...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people m...
The Lead Strategic Pricing Manager in this position will be responsible for developing and communicating pricing strategies that are consistent with product and segment market strategies, based on an overall assessment of customer needs, competition, and overall business objectives. This position will oversee all aspects of pricing strategy, forecast accuracy, pricing optimization and competitive...
Warehouse Data Entry Clerk– Full time, long term position located in Pontiac, MI. 2nd shift position with mandatory overtime. DUTIES: Conducts detailed data entry in a fast-paced environment Quality control Billing trailers Loading and unloading trailers REQUIREMENTS: Ability to have attention to detail, work in a fast-paced environment, and work under pressure Must be dependable and have an eager...
Job Summary: The Material Handler position is responsible for moving product in and out of the warehouse safely and efficiently. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Operate various powered equipment (forklift, turret truck etc) Load and unload trucks, order, pick, return and stage all materials required/scheduled for the operation. Look for damaged product/boxes and follow damaged product/box p...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people m...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people m...
Delivery Driver/Warehouse Assistant Needed!! Join a great team and reap the benefits!! This role is in delivery and pick up of merchandise; may perform additional functions or duties as assigned by the Manager such as picking orders, putting away merchandise and maintaining warehouse cleanliness. Job Requirements: Must have Class B CDL must have experience operating a Moffet truck (truck mounted f...
Responsibilities · Sourcing a variety of commodities to support manufacturing and operations strategic plans at the plant level. · Heavy market analysis, cost modeling, financial risk management / hedging, forecasting/planning · Complies with and executes diary strategy in accordance with policies and procedures. · Issues purchase orders in response to material requirements established by manufact...
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. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a...

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