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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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PRIMARY OBJECTIVE OF POSITION: To prepare products for shipment. MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY: 1. Maintains work station, ensuring all required shipping materials are stocked daily. 2. Verifies carton number, shipping weight and destination. 3. Follows standard operating procedure for scanning and labeling product. 4. Places completed parcels on pallet adhering to stacking and height requir...
Manpower is currently hiring an Inventory Clerk/Package Auditor for a large package handling client in New Stanton, PA! Duties include auditing high value claim shippers, locating high value packages in the center or hub and ensuring proper handling. May also contact destination hubs or centers to notify them of the status of high value packages. Additional duties may include performing loss prev...
DRIVERS Phila.,/South Jersey Company & Owner Operators Goodman Tank Lines Inc., needs prof. drivers exp'd in the delivery of petroleum prods in the Phila/South Jersey markets. Qualified drivers will receive high incentive based earnings, home daily, ins. benefits, vaca and other benefits. Req: CDL Class A lic., w/ Hazmat /Tanker endors & TWIC card req'd. Only Prof. drivers w/ good MVR need appl...
TANDEM DRIVERS- BBX, INC “We Pay a Premium for Experience” Starting pay based upon your years of experience with increases annually. We are growing our New York Thruway Tandem operations. Within our northeast regional operations, we run 48’ trailer tandems from Dunkirk, NY/Buffalo, NY/ Syracuse, NY throughout New York and New England. We handle a good mix of timed deliveries and flexible drop an...
TANDEM DRIVERS- BBX, INC “We Pay a Premium for Experience” Starting pay based upon your years of experience with increases annually. We are growing our New York Thruway Tandem operations. Within our northeast regional operations, we run 48’ trailer tandems from Dunkirk, NY/Buffalo, NY/ Syracuse, NY and throughout New York and New England. We handle a good mix of timed deliveries and flexible dro...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Our Delivery Drivers utilize Company vehicles to deliver product to retail accounts based on established assigned routes. Local Columbus driving. Typical Duties ● Complete delivery route as sequenced within time constraints. ● Rotate and merchandise all Company product in retail accounts. Place promotional materials in retail accounts as directed. ● Accurately calculate amount due and collect ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to get home o...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country as well as Canada. It is a plus if drivers have a pas...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Local Regional Propane Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA has Local/Regional driving opportunities hauling Propane. These drivers will be hauling Propane / LPG traveling within a 400 to 500 mile radius. These drivers will mainly get home every day however there is a chance that these drivers may have to stay overnight a couple times a week and then get home the ...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
In-Valley Shuttle Driver - FT /Winter/Seasonal - Kirkwood, CA Job Summary: Kirkwood's Transportation Team is looking to hire full-time and part-time In-Valley Shuttle Drivers at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The Shuttle Driver transports guests from various locations throughout the valley safely and securely while answering any and all Kirkwood Mountain questions. This is a very guest service-orient...
Fleet Maintenance Manager -Morgantown West Virginia The Fleet Maintenance Manager will be responsible for safe and cost effective operation of our fleet. Oversee repair and maintenance, remote internal repair facilities, shop personnel and supporting all operating areas in managing and executing our maintenance program effectively. Primary Responsibilities: Develop and mentor the company's main...
CDL - Class A Local Truck Driver Mr. Bult's Inc. - Houston, TX CDL CLASS A LOCAL DRIVER Mr. Bult's is looking for CDL Truck drivers in the Houston Area. Mr. Bult's Inc. is the nation's largest semi-truck waste transportation company; hauling trash for companies like Republic, Waste Management, and Advanced Disposal. Salary has the potential to be $55,000+ a year, our pay is a per job basis whic...
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....
Reach Truck Operators Wanted (Aurora/Naperville) Who We Are A.S.G. Staffing provides traditional temporary help solutions for small to mid-sized accounts. Whether for a day or a week, one person or many, we are able to provide the best talent available for both short and long term assignments. Our Customers in Aurora Naperville, ILarea are looking for Reach Truck Operators. Apply to this post o...
Truck Driver – CDL Truck Driver – Liquid Tank Driver – Truck Driving Jobs VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Liquid Tanker Truck Drivers! VENEZIA has Liquid Tanker driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling for our liquid division, mainly hauling lube oil. These drivers will be running mainly the east coast and Midwest areas of the country. Our liquid drivers normally stay out for five days a...

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