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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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Dedicated driver position on a Ford Account features regional driving, up to $45,000 per year (based on experience) and predictable scheduling. You will haul multi-stop freight for a multinational automaker. Experienced truck drivers Recent driving school graduates Pay & Benefits Paid orientation/training, Paid vacation & Medical, dental and vision insurance 401(k) savings plan with company match...
Now Hiring Company Truck Drivers $2,500 Sign on Bonus! Hiring Class A Drivers that live in Georgia! Class A CDL Required Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months 12+ Months Exp in Last 5 Years · All no touch freight. · Internal Transfer to Dedicated Accounts. · Permanently Assigned Truck you Can Take Home! · Riders allow...
Drivers get home daily in this Local Intermodal CDL driver position which allows you to have quality time with your family! With a predictable schedule you will finally have balance between your work life and your home life. THIS IS A WIN-WIN FOR EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Intermodal truck drivers haul 90% no-touch freight and 75 % drop and hook. You will travel within 200 miles of Springfield, MA....
Dedicated Regional Company Truck Driver Position With This Dedicated Regional Truck Driving Job you will be Home Weekly. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 40 Miles of St. Louis, MO! Pick up Pre Loaded Trailers and Deliver Regionally. No Touch Freight! Paid Weekly with Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months...
Start your career with an industry leader Career Opportunities Working at Freight Handlers is more than a job. It's a career. A company where you can pursue new and rewarding job opportunities as you gain experience and demonstrate success. FHI prides itself on helping associates reach their full potential by providing leadership training and encouraging associates to take advantage of new job opp...
Friendly Ford in Geneva, NY is seeking Ford Certified Automotive Technicians A, B & C level & Diesel technicians encouraged to apply ASE Certifications - a plus Business in our shop is booming and we need to fill these positions now! Let us make you an offer! Sign on bonus* Relocation assistance for the right candidate* Ford Experience preferred! We are ranked number one by our customers in sales,...
2nd Shift Dispatcher Company: M&W Transportation Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated truckload carrier based in Nashville, Tennessee. We have been serving customers across the nation for over 30 years. Our services include local shuttling, short-hauls within a 250 mile radius of our facility, an over-the-road fleet, logistics management services and the ability to provide a dedicated oper...
Duties to include but not limited to: Pulling and packing customer orders Stocking product Packaging Loading and unloading trucks Other shipping and receiving tasks as well as maintaining accurate inventory counts Requirements: Must be eager to work and have an ability to work independently or with others Forklift Certified is a plus Class B CDL Must be able to lift up to 60 lbs Basic math skills...
Summary: This position is responsible for the management of all administrative functions and documentation related to ACL’s Shore and Vessel based Tankering Operations, including the following key areas: Tankermen Dispatch Tankermen P&L Development Documentation (Policies, Procedures, Processes, Manuals, etc) Audit Compliance (ACL & 3rd Party Requirements) Training Program Records Program (Trainin...
This position is responsible for providing technical, analytical and procedural input and guidance regarding Bed Bath & Beyond’s Canadian Customs compliance activities. This person will handle day to day Customs-related operational activities involving retail store and Ecom shipments into Canada, and southbound returns into the US. Review/approve Canadian Commercial Invoices (CCI’s) for completene...
We are looking for skilled Drivers that have the ability to function well as part of a team. You must have very effective organizational and communication skills to service our clientele efficiently. The primary responsibility of the Driver is to help meet the equipment needs of customers by delivering and picking up equipment in a timely, safe and courteous manner as well as operate Sit down fork...
PART TIME/DISPATCH/ASSISTANT/INDIANAPOLIS, IN Company: M&W Transportation Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated truckload carrier based in Nashville, Tennessee. We have been serving customers across the nation for over 40 years. Our services include local shuttling, short-hauls within a 250 mile radius of our facility, an over-the-road fleet, logistics management services and the ability to...
Uni-Select USA is the 6th largest independent automotive parts distributor in the United States with multiple locations throughout the country. We offer excellent benefits, training & competitive wages. Uni-Select USA has multiple, part-time openings for a Store Drivers at our Naples, FL location. This position will be responsible for providing safe, courteous and prompt delivery of merchandise in...
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Immediate openings for two (2) reliable qualified individuals to share job duties. Must have valid driver's license & good driving record for use of agency vehicle(s). Both positions average 20-24 hrs. per wk. Early morning starts about 6 am - must pick up visually-impaired individual in Swarthmore & transport to job in Wilmington, DE on time - return to assist with other agency tranports and/or v...
Friendly Ford in Geneva, NY is hiring an Entry Level Quick Service Lube & Tire Technician Business in our shop is booming and we need to fill this position now! We are ranked number one by our customers in sales, customer satisfaction, service & parts. Best pay plan in the region - Make us an offer! Submit your resume to this job posting. Please submit a current resume with personalized cover lett...
The key responsibilities and accountabilities for the incumbent are to: Transport, deliver and retrieve construction equipment Operate commercial or non commercial vehicle in a safe and efficient manner Promote professionalism and excellent customer service attitude Perform pre and post vehicle inspection Ensure all delivery documents, are properly maintained during the workday and are available f...
Work Schedule: Hours and days will fluctuate dictated by volume and weekends will be required during high volume periods. Must be able to work various and extended schedules including weekends when required. (Work hours vary each day and approximately average 8-10 hours per day and up to 12 hours at times through peak season). Position Summary: The Transportation Department is seeking two experien...
Are you ready to roll on down the highway and get your motor running? Are you looking for adventure? The Career Choice Solution can help you! Jump start your career with one of the top leading fleet carriers in the country. We are seeking experienced OTR, Dedicated, and Regional Drivers with a Class A CDL. All you need is a decent driving and background history with at least 3 mos. recent OTR driv...
Business is Booming at Jay Wolfe Toyota and we are accepting resumes to hire Professional Salespeople - Product Specialists - Client Advisors for our New, Pre-owned and Internet Departments If you are excited about a CAREER and want to become a team member at the #1 Toyota dealership in Kansas City, this is your chance! Training will be provided to right candidate - Automotive experience is prefer...
Truck drivers earn up to $0.37 per mile* and have flexible scheduling options in this Over-the-Road CDL position. OTR truck drivers haul 95% no-touch freight and average 600 miles per haul. If you want to hit the open road, explore the country and rack up the miles, there’s no better way than jumping behind the wheel as an Over-the-Road driver for Schneider. Eligible CDL Driver Applicants Experien...
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