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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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Technology Deployment Center Analyst Description The Technology Deployment Center (TDC) is responsible for provisioning, repairing, refurbishing, and logistics of all Enterprise IT equipment. JOB DUTIES/KNOWLEDGE 1. Tracks the location destinations and proper disposition of incoming and outgoing IT assets, according to established asset management policies 2. Ensures products, parts, or supplies a...
Job ID: 10057 Position Description: We are currently seeking a Hazardous Waste Driver Technician to work on-site at various retail stores and perform two functions, applying all applicable federal and state laws and DOT, EPA and DEA regulations: 1) Characterize segregate, package and document various types of retail hazardous waste and 2) Characterize, segregate, package, and document various type...
ACL is currently seeking Fleet Trip Pilots for thier Gulf Fleet vessels located in Port Allen, Vacherie and Harahan, LA. This position has primary responsibility for the safety of vessel employees, the vessel, cargo and the environment. Directs the activity of crew members to ensure that duties are performed according to Company policy, laws and regulations. Manages and monitors performance of cre...
Seeking Experienced Class A CDL drivers *Good driving record *Safety focused *Crane experience a plus, but not required Competitive pay and great benefits Email or fax resume, or apply in person to GCCS, 5961 Hwy 44, CC, TX 78406...
Seeking experienced hydraulic and crawler operators *Must have NCCCO *CDL a plus, but not required Competitive pay and great benefits Email or fax resume, or apply in person to GCCS, 5961 Hwy 44, CC, TX 78406...
Manpower's client in Waukegan, IL, has a great opportunity for an experienced sit-down Forklift Driver. Fast-paced, manufacturing facility, with plenty of opportunity for growth. The ideal candidate will have 2-5 years previous sit-down forklift experience and certification. Preferred manufacturing and RF scanner gun experience. The receiving drivers unload trucks, put away skids and roll paper an...
About Martin Brower: Martin Brower is the largest McDonald’s distributor worldwide delivering more than 500 million cases to 17,000 restaurants around the world each year. In addition to McDonald’s, Martin Brower services other quick service restaurants including Subway and Bob’s in Brazil and Subway and Outback Steakhouse in South Korea. Martin Brower has been serving the McDonald’s system since...
Hi, want to build the warehouse from the ground up in a small company environment? Do you have a background in shipping? Are you technically proficient? We have several websites and have reached the scale to need our own warehouse. Job: Warehouse Manager Pay: $21/per hour + bonus Position: Full Time (40 hours), no health care Location: Newburgh, New York area 3 Years+ Experience Required Company I...
This position is for Ardent Mills, a Joint Venture between Cargill, Incorporated, ConAgra Foods and CHS, Inc. Principal Responsibilities: Understand and operate all aspects of the bulk flour and feed load out systems. Spot, seal, and load bulk flour trailers and railcars. Check and document tailings. Hook up and unhook truck inloads. Verify proper valve position. Manage rail switch, release railca...
CLASS A - CDL Local Driver (Switcher) Needed Glen Raven, Inc. looking for a CDL driver to deliver freight in town. Driver must also be able to operate and have a fork truck license. Must be able to pass background check, clean MVR, PSP and drug test. Competitive pay, excellent benefits and experience a plus. Applications taken from 10:00 – 12:00 at 1821 North Park Avenue, Burlington, NC. EOE...
We are an established and growing company looking for an awesome individual to join our team as a Marketing Manager in the Atlanta area! We distribute 1.8mm tons of ice annually and are an incredibly stable and expanding organization. Top performers in this role have the opportunity to move into larger markets or even advance into a VP position in the future! JOB DESCRIPTION JOB TITLE: Market Mana...
City: Houston State: Texas Postal/Zip Code: 77041 Custom-Crete is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locations an...
SENIOR BUYER – AUTOMOTIVE TIER 1 SUPPLIER WESTERN GEORGIA This is a profitable, global, well respected automotive Tier 1 company. Experience the pleasure of working in a true team environment in the automotive industry, dealing with interesting and innovative products. The Senior Buyer will join a team of professionals to achieve company goals in a fast paced manufacturing environment. This Senior...
This position is responsible for managing assigned commodities with global suppliers across the procurement/material planning functions: Develop plans relating to market/trend analysis, source identification/selection, total cost reductions, import-export strategies, supplier performance criteria, cost model structures and supplier quality. Develop planning and optimization activities relating to...
JOB TITLE: Associate II, Warehouse OperationsSHIFT: Sunday- Thursday 6:00p.m. - 2:30a.m. CT At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Operations Family: Warehouse Operations What Warehouse Operations c...
Krapf Bus Companies Vision: We will provide the best passenger transportation anytime, anywhere. Krapf is serious about service and safety. We are the sixth largest private, family-owned school bus contractor in the U.S. In addition, Krapf has transit, paratransit and charter lines of business. Krapf has 3,200 employees in five states. Krapf Corporate Headquarters is located in West Chester, Penns...
WE'RE LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD PEOPLE TO HELP US "GROW"!TMENT MANGENERAL WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATE, FORKLIFT EQUIPMENT OPERANEEDED SHIFT, 3rd Shift & Weekend Shift Opportunities Available! Dollar Tree Distribution Center is the nation’s leading operator of single-price point dollar stores. We’re more than 4,900 stores and growing, with stores in all 48 contiguous states and 5 Canadian provinces. We’re loo...
. Purchasing / Quotations Administrator Greater Pittsburgh, PA area Direct-Hire / Permanent Position $30,000 to $40,000 per year Adecco direct hire group is assisting a client in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area in filling the role of a Purchasing / Quotations Administrator. This position will require you to handle RFQ’s, negotiate costs with vendors and handle price quotations. Our client is a lar...
This is a Full Time Day Shift position. Monday through Friday from 6am until the work is complete. Under close supervision of the Returns Supervisor or other supervisory/management-level position within the Distribution Center responsible for accurately processing returns of unordered or non-saleable products to suppliers and accepting inspecting or properly disposing of customer returns and excha...
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Dump Truck Driver Wanted For construction company in PG county and Montgomery County. Must be experienced with a CDL. Must have experience driving dump trucks. Must have clean driving record. Must be fluent in English. Pay will be based on experience. Please contact 301-809-0908....
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