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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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Mays Chemical Company, Inc. is a fully integrated chemical distributor, recognized as an optimal source for chemicals, related raw materials, formulated products, outsourcing services, cleaning and sanitation systems and chemical management expertise. Mays is currently seeking a Truck Driver. The selected candidate will handle a variety of duties that include preparing customer orders by loading a...
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. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the mo...
Requirements: - Bachelor's degree required - Bilingual (English & Chinese) required (ability to speak Chinese a definite must) - A successful candidate will have a strong knowledge of or interest in purchasing - Strong computer skills and proficient in MS Word and Excel - Ability to influence others through excellent written/verbal communications, negotiation skills and strong multitasking capabil...
Job Description: A local leading organization is currently seeking an experienced Warehouse Operator in Fond du Lac, WI for a long term/temporary opportunity. Warehouse Operator positions require candidates to drive forklifts within the warehouse, moving product as well as loading and unloading trucks. Responsibilities for Warehouse Operator include but are not limited to: • Forklift operation (bo...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Parts Inventory Clerk - Maintenance Supplies Joplin, MO Full-Time $30,000 - $40,000 Posted 4/19/2014 Steve Eskovitz is recruiting for this position. Email your resume to Steve Apply Job Details We have an outstanding career opportunity for a Parts Inventory Clerk with maintenance supply or maintenance equipment exp...
Description: Shipping, Customer Service and Sales. Job Purpose: Works through entire sales process including packing and shipping, customer interaction, and invoicing. Maintains customer relationship by responding to phone and email inquiries, completing sales and documenting actions. Skills/Qualifications: Shipping and Receiving. General Computer Skills, Organization, Analyzing Information , Verb...
Local company has an immediate opening for an experienced driver with valid CDL class A and clean driving record for a flatbed delivery position. 1 Year of experience or more. $12 to $15/hr depending on experience. Must be able to lift 50 lbs or less. Mon thru Fri from 7am to 4pm, no weekends. This is a year around position, it is not seasonal work. Express Employment is an Equal Opportunity Emplo...
A wholesale building materials distribution company is seeking qualified candidates for six (6) CDL Class A Driver positions. Salary: $14.00- $16.00 Depending on Experience The ideal candidate must possess the following qualifications: A minimum of 2 years CDL driving experience. Able to lift at least 50 lbs. A clean Class A CDL license. Must have good work ethics. Must be reliable. Duties will in...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispatches...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related tractor and body repairs while ensuring safety compliance with DOT requirements on equipment owned and/or operated by Swift Transportation in addition to Owner Operator equipment. Body / Chassis damage - Repair body damage on many different types of trucks owned and operated by Swift Complete repairs/...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform administration of all benefits programs; responsible for administration of the company 401(k) and deferred compensation plans. Lead benefits department; provide supervision, training and direction to benefits personnel. Ensure compliance with all state and federal guidelines relative to HIPAA, ERISA, etc. Lead benefits personnel; respon...
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. Perform the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and repair on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by leadership DIESEL MECHANIC Primary Purpose Perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by leadership Essential Functions Assist/Perform diagnosis and repairs of...
Truck drivers earn up to 38.5 cpm (Based on Experience), have a predictable work schedule and get home weekly in this Dedicated Class A driving position. Dedicated truck drivers haul 100% no-touch, multi-stop loads for the world’s largest retailer within 350 miles of Washington Court House, OH. Experienced truck drivers & Recent truck driving school graduates Truck Driver Pay & Benefits Up to $52,...
Drivers will earn up to $55,000 per year (Based on Experience), get home daily and work only 4 days a week in this Local Intermodal CDLA driver position. Intermodal truck drivers haul 90% no-touch freight and 75% drop & hook and travel within 200 miles of Chambersburg, PA. A truck driver’s day begins and ends at the railroad yard ramps. Experienced drivers with 6 months experience Truck Driver Pay...
Field Procurement Analyst (Catarina) Energy - Oil / Refinery / Drilling Materials Management - Supply Chain Full-time United States - Texas - Houston The Compensation $55k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Possible for the ideal candidate Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - No Overtime Eligible - No Interview Travel Reimbursed - No Detailed Description Summary: Positions...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client recruiting for Test Driver jobs in Henderson,CO. This is a temporary to hire opportunity. The Test Driver will be responsible for test driving new vehicles on public roads. You will be driving in groups of 1-4 vehicles on pre-planned routes. While driving you will be observing the vehicles performance and making note of any issues you m...
Act as Purchasing representative within the plant to fully support commodity strategies and sourcing decisions, facilitate timely execution, and ensure plant supply needs are satisfied. Essential Functions: Cost reduction sourcing initiatives: Coordinate Sourcing plans with Industrial groups and aggressively identify new potential projects and drive implementation in order to help achieve Purchasi...
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Dynamic biotech company in Orlando seeking entry level Warehouse Associate. Duties include receiving, shipping and inventory control. Qualifications are a high school degree, ability to problem solve and follow through until tasks are completed. College coursework and previous experience in inventory control are preferred, but not required. Position is primarily first shift, but requires flexibili...
Job Description: Under supervision by the Dispatch Manager the Dispatcher ensures that The Company is always represented in a professional and courteous manner. Customer and Service are always capitalized at COMPANY and we have a commitment to success to not only our Customers but also our partners and our peers. A Dispatcher is responsible for handling all of the scheduling, planning and coordina...
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