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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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Mizkan Americas Inc. is the pre-eminent manufacturer and marketer of specialty vinegars, denatured spirits, wine reductions, cooking wines and wine/vinegar powders across the U.S. and Canada. Established in 1981 and headquartered in Mt. Prospect, IL, the company is privately held by Mizkan Group Corporation in Japan. Mizkan Americas success is rooted in more than 200 years of rich Japanese tradit...
Manpower Job Fair Thursday September 18, 2014 10am-2pm Located at Manpower 119 Milwaukee Ave Wheeling, IL 60069 Positions available for all skill sets Available and immediate opportunities in: Warehouse Clerical Call Center Forklift Material Handlers Reach truck operators Please make sure to bring your resume See you there!...
CDL DRIVER Home Nights and Weekends Distributor Service, Inc. a Wholesale Building Materials Distributor seeks qualified CDL Drivers to make local deliveries in and around Columbus, Ohio. Individual must have a good driving record with Class A License. Haz Mat Certification helpful. Position available Immediately! Competitive Hourly Wage Quarterly Bonus Awards after 90 days Excellent Medica...
Are you a driver? Lile Relocation Services is seeking drivers that can drive standard transmission trucks up to 25,999 gvwr. If you are interested in joining a progressive team in the Vancouver area please apply today. With 50 years of service and 11 branch locations across Oregon and Washington, Lile is an A-rated Angie's list company, accredited by the Better Business Bureau and a family and fe...
MISSION PETROLEUM CARRIERS, INC. HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR CRUDE TANKERS HOME DAILY! Carrizo Springs, Corpus Christi, Cotulla, Gonzales, Helena, Pettus, Three Rivers & MORE! Earnings potential $80,000.00 plus annually. Previous Tanker / Crude Oil experience not required. Class A CDL with "X" endorsement is required. Minimum Driving Requirements are as follows: • one (1) year of verifiable ...
Job Summary: Driver transports and delivers products from Blue Line Distribution center to Little Caesar store location with tractor trailer combination up to 65 feet long, to achieve safe, on time, accurate deliveries while maintaining outstanding customer service. Required Skills: Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be D.O.T. qualified, with an acceptable CSA score, knowledgeable an...
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...
We are looking for Warehouse Workers to work for Adecco at 3M. We are holding a JOB FAIR!!! DATE/ TIME: Thursday, September 18th. at 9:45am - 3:00pm Located at: 3M 12101 Barber Greene Road (on the corner of Barber Greene and Peace Road) DeKalb, IL 60115 Please go through the black metal gates and go through the second set of doors. You will see the Job Fair Posters!! ***In order to be cons...
Job Description: A Warehouse Supervisor is responsible for supervising the receiving, storing, packing, and shipping of merchandise or materials; along with other duties as assigned. The qualified candidate must be familiar with a variety of the field’s concepts, practices, and procedures while relying on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Qualifications: A high school diplom...
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Full, part-time & seasonal positions available for CDL DRIVERS. Drivers home most nights and weekends. Call 815-866-9601 Posting provided by:...
Are you ready for an exciting career move? We're a fast moving $17.5 billion, Fortune 200 publicly-traded company with more than 11,000 stores and 12 distribution centers in 40 states, growing by hundreds of stores each year. We work in an energetic team atmosphere that leverages each person's strengths and maximizes potential. We are committed to attracting upbeat, talented, and motivated people ...
Seattle's premier Limousine Company based in Kenmore WA (by kenmore air) We are primarily looking for chauffeurs who want to work part or full time during weekdays and/or weekends. Here is what we are looking for? 1) Part Time Sedan/limo Drivers 2) Shuttle bus & Party bus Drivers (CDL Required with passenger endorsement) Excellent wage and gratuity. • Interesting and exciting environment. ...
Regional Company CDL Truck Driver – Minooka, IL $0.39 Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Regional Company Driver Solo ...
Multinational oil and gas company is looking to hire a semi-truck driver (Class A CDL) in Dickinson, ND. If you have a Class A CDL license, a few years of experience, and are interested in learning new skills, this company wants you! Company offers a competitive hourly rate and the ability to earn significant overtime pay. Relocation assistance is also provided for individuals who do not currently...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Gainesville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respon...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Richland, MS Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsib...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Jacksonville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respo...
Straight Truck Driver - Location: Sumner, WA Work independently to ensure timely delivery and customer support....
Regional Owner Operator – Los Angeles, CA $1.15 Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Weekly Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Regional Owner Operator ...
Inventory Control Coordinator - Location: Tracy, CA Working with our extensive product line, this is a critical position on our operations team, responsible for accurately maintaining our inventory of medical supplies....

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