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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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LONG TERM ASSIGNMENT Tuesday working at a bakery warehouse for a major baery company unloading trailers. START IMMEDIATELY Warehouse temp help needed each Tuesdays from 4 am to 10am to unload and breakdown trailers of bakery products.starting immediately. This is a permanent job every tuesday and is open to individuals who are reliable and willing to work every week. Previouse warehouse exper...
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....
One of the nation's leading operators in the U.S. Home and Office Beverage Delivery market, DS Services of America, Inc. offers millions of customers bottled water, water filtration and coffee and tea services via a full portfolio of great American brands. DS Services, also a Top 5 Office Coffee Service Company and Top 5 Water Filtration Services provider in the United States, has acquired an impr...
Production Control & Inventory ControlSupervisor Mount Franklin Foods, a leading North American manufacturer of high quality confections and nut products based in El Paso, Texas has an opening for a Production Control & Inventory Control Supervisorwithin our Manufacturing facility. Responsibilities Conducts daily inventory analysis to solve inventory issues Develops and implements inventory co...
$2,500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS + TOP PAY $57,000 YEARLY OR MORE REGIONAL FLATBED ROUTE Aim Integrated Logistics is looking for a professional truck driver like you to join our team! At Aim, we take care of our drivers. DRIVER PERKS Regional Flatbed Route Dedicated Account/Customer Hauling Aluminum to Job Sites and Warehouses SOME WEEKLY HOME TIME + NO WEEKENDS Fuel cards & Mobile phones Consiste...
Aim Integrated Logistics is looking for a professional truck driver like you to join our team! $2,500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS!! Top Pay average annually $56,000 or more. Better Home Time home 2-3 days through the week. NO WEEKENDS! Latest model and well-maintained equipment. Paid Weekly direct deposit every Friday. Excellent Full Benefits Package low out-of-pocket costs. COMPANY BENEFITS Medical...
**** $$$1000.00 HOLIDAY SIGN ON BONUS **** QUICK HOLIDAY CASH AVAILABLE GDS EXPRESS HAS OPEN POSITION FOR QUALIFIED CANDIDATES DEDICATED REGIONAL STORE DELIVERIES SET SCHEDULE PICK UP & DELIVER TO SAME STORES EARN $1300 - $1500 / WK (EQUATES TO $20/HR) COMPANY BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES - MEDICAL, COMPANY MATCHED 401(k), PAID HOLIDAYS AND VACATIONS Please visit www.gdsexpress.com to learn mo...
TEAMS NEEDED “COMPANY – LEASE PURCHASE – OWNER OPERATORS” GET THE MILES YOU NEED AND THERESPECTYOU DESERVE 2012 PETE 587 WITH WARRANTY AVAIABLE FOR LEASE ONLY 4 MORE AVAILABLE Unique Lease Purchase Plan Lease Paid by the mile, no set weekly truck payment $$$ AVERAGE 6000 MILES A WEEK $$$ VARIOUS LANES AVAILABLE: CA to NJ; CA to OH/IN; CA to GREENSBORO NC; CA to PENSECOLA FL $$$ GREAT PAY...
Our manufacturing client is seeking a Buyer/Planner based in the Cincinnati area. This role requires experience in a Lean Manufacturing environment. The role leads the inventory metrics for a business unit, and has the opportunity to make critical decisions for supply flow into the factory. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship. Responsibil...
The Fleet Supervisor is responsible for the supervision of the daily operations of the Fleet Maintenance department within the designated area along with ensuring that all Fleet equipment is maintained in a safe and serviceable manner. • Job Responsibility (Corporate) Ensure that preventative maintenance programs are being followed at all locations. • Performs quality control audits. • Ensures ...
Responsible for warehouse inventory maintenance and reconciliation on a daily basis. - Count all full goods and raw materials in the warehouse on a daily basis, manually or using a handheld scanner. - Research and reconcile daily inventory variances. - Reconcile the daily, monthly, and annual inventory to the SAP computer system. - Identify and report close dated product. - High school diplom...
Responsible for performing routine clerical duties in accordance with standard administrative office procedures. - Perform data entry. - File and perform other clerical duties. - Distribute routine correspondence, including mail and faxes. - Copy, bind, and distribute business reports and presentations. - Purchase, receive and stock office supplies. - Lift and move various size packages. Clerk Sc...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Monday - Friday 1:00 PM Start Time Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accur...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Responsible for maintaining inventory at maximum levels; supervisory or lead functions required. - Count and reconcile daily inventory. - Monitor and track syrup usage in production runs. - Reconcile and confirm daily production orders. - Track and report efficiencies and yields associated with inventory/production. - Reconcile raw materials, all sales loads, and track/report in breakage, dam...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...

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