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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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Job Location: Missouri City, TX Responsibilities: • Oversees maintenance of injection molding, blow molding and packaging equipment. • Oversees activities of maintenance department. Reviews and approves preventative maintenance documents. • Schedules and manages preventative maintenance activities. • Responsible for building world-class mechanical and preventative maintenance teams that will keep...
Experienced landscape laborer Location: North Miami Dade & Broward County Department: Landscaping & maintenance Seeking experienced Landscape laborer, able to Use hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape duties. Must be a skilled operator of all landscape equipment including mechanized power tools with moving blades such as gas powered shears, edger, trimmers, and...
CDL Class A Driver for Regional Dedicated Route in Western US Live within 45 mile radius of Victorville 3 months verifiable tractor/trailer experience Out 5 days and home 2 (Sun/Mon) .34 cpm $925 wkly avg...
Experienced landscape laborer Location: North Miami Dade & Broward County Department: Landscaping & maintenance Seeking experienced Landscape laborer, able to Use hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape duties. Must be a skilled operator of all landscape equipment including mechanized power tools with moving blades such as gas powered shears, edger, trimmers, and...
Experienced landscape laborer Location: North Miami Dade & Broward County Department: Landscaping & maintenance Seeking experienced Landscape laborer, able to Use hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape duties. Must be a skilled operator of all landscape equipment including mechanized power tools with moving blades such as gas powered shears, edger, trimmers, and...
Experienced landscape laborer Location: North Miami Dade & Broward County Department: Landscaping & maintenance Seeking experienced Landscape laborer, able to Use hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape duties. Must be a skilled operator of all landscape equipment including mechanized power tools with moving blades such as gas powered shears, edger, trimmers, and...
Experienced landscape laborer Location: North Miami Dade & Broward County Department: Landscaping & maintenance Seeking experienced Landscape laborer, able to Use hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape duties. Must be a skilled operator of all landscape equipment including mechanized power tools with moving blades such as gas powered shears, edger, trimmers, and...
Job Location: Allentown, PA Responsibilities: • Directs and supervises activities of machine operators and forklift drivers on shift. • Completes reports for production numbers, down time, attendance, overtime and quality checks and submits to Production Manager. • Trains, coaches and reviews performance of employees. • Participates in safety team activities. Monitors and enforces safety requireme...
JOB SUMMARY: Directs and coordinates activities of a distribution center (DC) which is defined as a single geographic location providing more than one of the following: warehousing, packaging, trucking or manufacturing. Multiple physical addresses providing one of these functions may also be considered a DC. Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas: Plans and coordinates workload between emp...
Hajoca Corporation is the nation’s largest privately held wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, industrial pipes-valves-fittings, pool and waterworks supplies for residential, commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction. We have over 350 locations, called Profit Centers, throughout the United States, representing the premier product lines in our industry Since...
INTERNET AUTOMOTIVE SALES SPECIALIST Wilson County Hyundai in Lebanon – Lebanon, TN Wilson County Hyundai has moved into a new location and expanding to be number #1 in the State! We need 2 INTERNET SALES SPECIALIST to be part of the Bone Automotive Family. We have been proudly serving the community, Wilson County and Middle Tennessee since 1927 with second and third generations. One of the oldest...
Sale Professionals-Training Included Wilson County Hyundai in Lebanon – Lebanon, TN Wilson County Hyundai has moved into a new location and expanding to be number #1 in the State! We need 2 Sales Professionals to be part of the Bone Automotive Family. We have been proudly serving the community, Wilson County and Middle Tennessee since 1927 with second and third generations. One of the oldest and m...
Job Location: Missouri City, TX Responsibilities: • Troubleshoot mechanical/electrical/pneumatic/ hydraulic systems using schematics and technical drawings. • Repair equipment, fixtures, systems, conveyors and other equipment at facility as required. • Modify, lubricate, diagnose, and operate equipment. Maintain industrial control system. • Work independently and with other team members to complet...
Job Location: Missouri City, TX Responsibilities: • Oversees maintenance of injection molding, blow molding and packaging equipment. • Oversees activities of maintenance department. • Collaborates with Production Manager to schedule preventative maintenance activities. • Responsible for building world-class mechanical and preventative maintenance teams that will keep production equipment in excell...
The Auto Parts Inside Commercial Sales Rep is primarily responsible for identifying and growing new commercial accounts and developing an active assigned account base. The position requires a working knowledge of automotive systems, replacement parts sales and the needs of independent automotive repair professionals. New customer account development is an integral part of the job activity and over...
IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OWNER/OPERATOR CONTRACT DRIVERS. Igloo Products Corp. is the world’s largest manufacturer of coolers and we have a need for drivers to shuttle between warehouses. Multiple loads, less than 100 miles per day, load weights range from 8K – 12K lbs. No Touch Freight. 1 yr contract, Salary of $80k. Candidates must meet all MVR, drug screening and criminal background check re...
Home Bound LLC is a property preservation company located in Louisville, Kentucky we are seeking experienced Residential Inspectors in the Scott,Morgan,Roane and,Loudan County areas in TN The inspections would be issued through the Inspectorade system and can be incorporated within your current work volumes. The types of inspections performed are: Standard - (occupancy checks,no contact inspection...
Experienced landscape laborer Location: Miami Dade County Department: Landscaping & maintenance Seeking experienced Landscape laborer, able to Use hand and/or power tools or equipment to perform a wide range of landscape duties. Must be a skilled operator of all landscape equipment including mechanized power tools with moving blades such as gas powered shears, edger, trimmers, and weed eater. MUST...
Job Description: This Assistant Branch Manager Position Features: Looking for an Outside Sales Rep with B2B - Territorial Management experience with at least 3yrs experience - no more than 10yrs experience BA Degree is a must! Candidate must be open to relocate any where in the U.S. after 6 months to 1 year of training to become a Branch Manager. Company will pay and assist with relocation! $50k P...
Job Description: Transportation company is seeking a dynamic individual to join the team. This company offers on the job training, benefits and paid vacation. Job duties: -Provide office support to operations staff -Create spreadsheets on Excel -Coordinate meetings and travel arrangements -Keep accurate records of client information -Prepare correspondence -other admin duties as assigned Qualifica...
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