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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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Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Field Service Technician Elko Nevada Construction & Trades - Mechanical / Industrial Eng Engineering - Mechanical Full-time United States - Nevada - Elko The Compensation $59k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Yes Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - No Overtime Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description . POSITION PURPOSE: The Diesel Engine Tech...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Position Summary: Position manages the daily activities of the procurement of raw materials, parts, equipment and operating supplies required for production of the Division’s products. Responsible for embracing and driving lean enterprise systems throughout the procurement process. The Sourcing/Commodity Manager will be responsible for providing ongoing commodity market analysis and sourcing analy...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Heavy Duty Truck Jobs are seeking Diesel Mechanics We are looking for journeyman technicians as well as graduates from an automotive college Minimum Requirements: • 2+ years of medium or heavy duty diesel engine repair experience required OR recent graduate from a trade or technical program • High school diploma/GED equivalent preferred; Trade or vocational certifications preferred • ASE certifica...
Field Service Technician Elko Nevada Construction & Trades - Mechanical / Industrial Eng Engineering - Mechanical Full-time United States - Nevada - Elko The Compensation $59k Benefits - Full Relocation Assistance Available - Yes Commission Compensation - No Bonus Eligible - No Overtime Eligible - Yes Interview Travel Reimbursed - Yes Detailed Description . POSITION PURPOSE: The Diesel Engine Tech...
Gold Star Supervisor Summary: Represents W.B. Mason Company, Inc. in a positive manner while supervising Drivers and Routes related to delivery and customer needs or requests. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Evaluate daily progress of drivers to ensure consistency and maximum productivity Monitor drivers to ensure proper time management and timely and accurate delivery of orders Makes appro...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geoth...
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