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.
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.
Drivers on this account will make dedicated deliveries for a single customer within a 250-mile radius of Brattleboro. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers are home daily and get up to 2 additional days off weekly. Work a voluntary sixth day for extra pay. Average annual earnings are projected at $55,000. This po...
Drivers on this account will make dedicated deliveries for a single customer within a 250-mile radius of Chester. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers are home daily and get up to an additional 2 days off each week. Work 5 days with a voluntary 6th day for extra pay. Average annual earnings are projected at $56,...
Drivers on this account will pick up preloaded trailers and make single customer deliveries within an 8 state area. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers are home weekly and get an additional 2 days off each week with average annual earnings projected at $60,000. This position offers benefits options for an indiv...
Seeking Class A Drivers for Regional Positions This truck driving job features preplanned loads, primarily no-touch freight and weekly time off. Drivers will run primarily from Florida to Maine and average $44,000 per year. Drivers can also take their trucks home on their time off, have passengers and are eligible for fuel and safety bonuses! Benefit options for an individual or family including a...
Drivers on this account will be making dedicated deliveries to store locations in the Northeast: NJ, NY, NYC, CT, PA, and DE. The best part about these dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers enjoy projected annual earnings of $50,000, are home daily and get an additional one to 2 days off each week. This position offers benefits options...
This trucking job not only has frequent home time, but drivers also receive great benefits and have projected annual averages of $46,000. On this account, drivers will deliver all no-touch freight, mainly east of 1-35 and will be home three full days every other weekend. Drivers will also work with new equipment, 90% of the tractor fleet is 1.5 years or newer! This driving job offers benefit optio...
Drivers on this account will deliver mattresses for a single customer. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers are home daily and enjoy weekend time off with average annual earnings projected at $55,000. This position offers benefits options for an individual or a family, including medical, dental, prescription, li...
Drivers on this account will make dedicated flatbed deliveries for a single customer to locations on Long Island and the New York boroughs. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers are home daily and enjoy most weekends off with average annual earnings projected at $52,000. This position offers benefits options for...
Regional Company Truck Driver Position Run From Arkansas to Pennsylvania to Georgia and Back! Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 75 Miles of Crossett, AR Class A CDL Required! Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months 12+ Months Exp in Last 5 Years · $46,000 a Year! · All freight is Pre Loaded. · Run a permanently a...
OPEN HOUSE MONDAY 3/10 and TUESDAY 3/11 Between 9 am to 12 noon and 2pm to 4pm LEHIGH TECHNICAL, 538. Broadhollow Road, Suite 313, Melville NY 11747 Our client is a large sized Print production and distribution company located in Hauppauge. They are looking to add 50 + temporary Warehouse/Quality control employees to their operation for the busy Spring season. From March thru to June. There are se...
Now Hiring Company Truck Drivers $2,500 Sign on Bonus! Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 100 Miles of Monroe, LA! Class A CDL Required Must Meet One of the Following Experience Requirements: 3+ Months Exp in Last 6 Months 6+ Months Exp in Last 12 Months 12+ Months Exp in Last 5 Years · All no touch freight. · Internal Transfer to Dedicated Accounts. · Permanently Assigned Truck you Can Take...
Corporate Buyer Midwest Sign & Screen Printing Supply Co. Saint Paul, MN Rare opportunity to make an immediate impact and partner with an industry leader! Our Company: Midwest is a leading distributor of sign, screen printing and digital products with a network of the industry’s top manufacturers to bring their customers the highest quality supplies, equipment and services available. Nine location...
$1,500 Sign on Bonus! Mid West Regional: Run 7 States! This Regional Trucking Job you will get Two Days off at Home Each Week. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 50 Miles of Lansing, MI! Take Your Truck Home! 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Run in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois Michigan, Indiana, Ohio and Northern Kentucky Only! Weekly Pay, Full Benefits. Class A CDL and 6+ Month...
$4,000 Sign on Bonus! Dedicated Regional Company Truck Driver Position With This Dedicated Regional Trucking Job you will be Home Weekly. Hiring Class A Drivers that live with in 15 Miles of Flint, MI! Take Your Truck Home! Pick up Pre Loaded Trailers and Deliver Regionally. Paid Weekly with Full Benefits. Class A CDL and 6+ Months Experience Required. $55,000 a Year Average! For More Information...
Material Handler - Warehouse Orono, MN Our Company JEM Technical is a family owned company where we work hard and have fun too. Do you enjoy seeing firsthand how your work affects the company and its customers? We value teamwork for results, being open and straightforward, taking responsibility, and accepting challenge. The company is proud of its long-term employees as well as those who are newer...
Job Purpose: Local transportation of construction/agricultural equipment to and from pickup and drop off locations. Pick up and drop off locations are typically located in PA,MD,NJ and NY Duties: must have a current valid PA commercial driver’s license ; must have knowledge and conduct maintenance of single and multi-rear axle trucks meeting the requirements for Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s Li...
Seeking experienced class A drivers for regional driving jobs. Make single customer deliveries, operating within the Northeast. Enjoy up to 2 days off each week with projected annual earnings of $55,000. Benefits including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, all at affordable premiums. Plus drivers are eligible for 401(k) retirement with company-matched funds. Drivers must live with...
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 Germantown, WI. 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 Benefits Package. Class...
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