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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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Monitor material flow, supervise material handlers and take corrective action as needed for various delivery methods including JIT, Kanban, repetitive and MRP generated workorders to multiple production lines to meet established productivity targets. Responsibilities Monitor material flow and take corrective action as needed for various delivery methods including JIT, Kanban, repetitive and MRP ...
Cox Petroleum HIRING TANKER DRIVERS For Colton Terminal W/18 Wheeler, 5 axle exp. Must have valid Class- A CDL w/Endorse -ments. No more than 3 points; 1 year Driving exp., min. 21 yrs. FAX 661/371-2431 9am-4pm M-F...
Tired of your dead end job? “WEEKENDS OFF” Scheduled Raises Excellent Health Care for you and your family. McLane Midwest is NOW HIRING FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS: FULL CASE GROCERY SELECTORS 7:30 am Start, M-F $13.65/hr SANITATION DAYS 6:00am Start, Monday-Friday: $10.75/hr 10:00am Start, Tuesday-Friday: $10.75/hr 7:00am Start, Saturday: $10.75/hr SANITATION NIGHTS 3rd shift / 9:30pm...
Abacus, a leading supplier of distribution talent has immediate, temp-perm employment opportunities for 2nd shift Forklift Drivers and Pallet Jack Riders in Groveport! These are full time positions. Great pay & immediate benefits available! Ideal candidates will have recent relevant experience as: *Cherry Picker Drivers *Have previously been certified on a Cherry Picker * Raymond Stand Up Re...
Adecco is currently assisting eBay Enterprise in their search to fill Warehouse jobs near Eden, NC. These are long term seasonal opportunities. Our client's facility is physically located on Joseph Martin Highway in Ridgeway, VA. No previous warehouse experience is required; we are open to entry level candidates. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Please contact our Recr...
Manpower is currently recruiting for a Customer Service Rep position for one of our clients in Overland Park, KS! Job Responsibilities: • Duties may include maintaining ongoing relationships, providing support and resolving problems for customers. • Assisting in studies to determine customer incentives and developing and preparing proposals for customer leads. • Additional duties may include d...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Beverage distribution company in Richmond is seeking a Forklift Operator for their day shift. Job Duties: Use propane sit-down forklift, electric pallet jack, order pickers, and reach trucks. Assist with loading and unloading. Reliability and excellent attendance is a requirement....
Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the middle of the action every day, making the connections that...
Growing technology product distributor seeking experienced individual to join our wholesale shipping team in our fast-paced distribution center. The Wholesale Shipping Representative is responsible for accurately picking and packing wholesale orders and preparing them for shipment. Tired of working nights and weekends? We schedule hours Monday through Friday, 8:00AM to 5:30PM. Location: Near I-95 ...
Our Delivery Drivers utilize Company vehicles to deliver product to retail accounts based on established assigned routes. Typical Duties ● Complete delivery route as sequenced within time constraints. ● Rotate and merchandise all Company product in retail accounts. Place promotional materials in retail accounts as directed. ● Accurately calculate amount due and collect payment for product deli...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: - Maintain physical inventory by implementing inventory control processes and procedures for all inventory movements and adjustments. - Establish and implement an accurate reporting of inventory. - Partner with Logistics, Supply Chain Services and Shipping to create an inventory control environment to successfully meet the company's service and profit goals. - Sc...
Job Purpose: Transports and delivers turf and products by operating a tractor/trailer truck and forklift. Duties: * Determines condition of vehicle by inspecting vehicle before and after use; logging inspection; reporting requirements. * Ensures correct loading of vehicle by loading product or material; directing material handlers. * Delivers product or material to destination by identifying ...
Warehouse Manager Needed Now for our Columbus, OH facility. Salary Depends on Experience + Generous Benefits JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: - Primarily responsible for planning, controlling, and directing all activities necessary for the efficient operation of all order selecting, shipping, receiving, and general warehouse activities. - Oversee training and scheduling for all warehouse shifts. ...
NEW SORT CENTER OPENING One of the largest courier companies in the Eastern United States is seeking an immediate full-time warehouse position in the Columbus, OH office. Basic job duties include: Must have computer skills Must be able to lift up to 40lbs Scanning, entering and sorting freight Loading and unloading of trucks using tow motor. Prior tow motor/forklift experience preferred but ...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 40 miles of SAINT LOUIS , MO Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: 375 mile radius of St Louis Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gross: $45,000,-47,000 Truck Dr...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Local Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 50 miles of PERU , IL Orientation Location: CHICAGO , IL Operating Area: IL, IN , IA, NE , MN, MI, MO, WI, KY, OH Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Yearly Gross: $53,500 Truck Driver ...
Type of Truck Driving Job: Regional Truck Driver License Type: Class A Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Frequency of Home Time: 5days on, 2days off Truck Driver Residence Area: Must live within 50 miles of ERIE , PA Orientation Location: HARRISBURG , PA Operating Area: Western NY, Western PA, MI (mostly north and west of Detroit), and OH. Trucking Experience Level: 3 Months Average Y...

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