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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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LOCAL TRUCK DRIVER - VAN BUREN OH 1-877-874-4790 Working Mon-Fri . Shift avail is 1st and 2nd shift. Start between 0400-0800 or 1200-1700 and work a 10-14 hr shift. Driver may choose whichever shift is good for him. $830/wk avg pay, paid every Thursday REQUIRED: 3 MONTHS CLASS A DRIVING ACTUAL EXPERIENCE WITH LOADS AND A CDL SCHOOL GRADUATION IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS OR 6 MONTHS DRIVING EXPERIENCE IN...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
Job Purpose: Pick-up and deliver lawn and garden tractors and farm tractors by loading, unloading, and operating the tractors, and truck and trailer, and roll bed tow trucks. * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck by ordering, plac...
Founded in 1988, Food & Friends provides freshly prepared meals, nutrition support, and friendship to people living with AIDS, cancer, and other life challenging illnesses. Recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the region’s Great Places to Work, our team of fifty-five employees and thousands of volunteers delivers meals and hope to people living in the District of Columbia and multiple ju...
The Judge Group is looking for a Warehouse Manager for a major food manufacturing company in Southern Texas. Responsibilities: • Manages hourly/salary warehouse associates leading by example in a manner that is proactive for the company • Delivers monthly safety training to all personnel within the department • Visually inspects and approves quality and quantity of workmanship in accordance with e...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
LOCAL TRUCK DRIVERS - CLASS A DRIVING - INDIANAPOLIS, IN 1-877-874-4790 10 DRIVERS NEEDED NOW FOR NEWLY ADDED POSITIONS HOME EVERY DAY DRIVING IN THE LOCAL AREA AND TO CHICAGO ONCE A DAY, HAULING RAIL CONTAINERS FULL TIME, YEAR-ROUND. WE ARE THE U.S.'s LARGEST RAIL CONTAINER COMPANY WITH OVER 60,000 RAIL CONTAINERS There are shift times spread through the afternoon and nights and ALL of them will...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
DRIVER POSITIONS AVAILABLE - SHREWSBURY, MA This is a full-time position operating a 16 ft. refrigerated box truck & making deliveries to stores throughout CT, MA, VT & NH using light-duty trucks running established routes with a flat rate pay scale. To qualify, you must have experience operating a light-duty truck, have a clean driving record, have no criminal record, be able to lift 60+ pounds,...
Performs a variety of warehousing duties which require an understanding of the establishment’s storage plan. Work involves most of the following: verifying materials (or merchandise) against receiving documents, noting and reporting discrepancies and obvious damages; routing materials to prescribed storage locations; storing, stacking, or palletizing materials in accordance with prescribed storage...
Local Intermodal Company Driver Position This Local Truck Driving Job you will be Home Daily and Off Two Days a Week. Hiring Class A Drivers that Live with in 40 Miles of Elizabeth, NJ! 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Pick up pre-loaded trailers and deliver locally! Weekly Pay, Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! 12+ Months Experience in Last 5 Years Required! Drivers are averagi...
Description Demonstrates understanding of proper body mechanics, patient transfer and transporting techniques, avoiding injury to self, patients and/or team member. Demonstrates competency with Hoyer Lift and selects appropriate use with patients and proficiency in operating stretchers, wheelchairs, and hospital beds. Qualifications High School diploma or GED Equivalence BLS Certification a must....
A National Logistics Company is recruiting for our customer in Alpharetta, GA. We are seeking Class B or Non-CDL Delivery Drivers for a great team! Job Description: LOCAL DELIVERIES/HOME EVERY NIGHT/ MON.- FRI. DELIVERIES Average Weekly Pay $700-$750 Duties and Responsibilities of the Driver: Loading, delivering and unloading products to a customer’s work site or other locations Willing to handle...
$1,700 Sign on Bonus! Dedicated Regional Company Driver Position With This Dedicated Regional Truck Driving Job you will be Home Weekends. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 55 Miles of Reading, PA! Pick up Pre Loaded Trailers and Deliver Regionally. Paid Weekly with Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+...
$1,500 Sign on Bonus! Local Dedicated Class A Truck Driving Job. Drivers are Home Every Night and Off Weekends. Hiring Class A Drivers that live within 40 Miles of Hutto, TX. Drivers will deliver, unload, and install appliances to Customers Locally. We will train you on the installation of the appliances, and you will have a helper. Local Dedicated Truck Drivers are paid weekly, with a Full Benefi...
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the U.S. With over 7,000 branch offices worldwide, Enterprise ranks #1 in the Insurance Replacement Market with yearly revenues of over $10 billion. Enterprise Rent a Car in University Area, off of North Tryon, has an opening for a Part Time Service Agent. The Service Agent cleans vehi...
$2,000 Sign on Bonus! Dedicated Regional Company Truck Driver Position With This Dedicated Regional Trucking Job you will be Home 1 to 4 Nights a Week and Weekends. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 40 Miles of Dallas, TX! Pick up Pre Loaded Trailers and Deliver Regionally. Paid Weekly with Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Month...
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