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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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Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To provide administrative and analytical support to the Regional Maintenance Director or Administration Leadership Manages the calendar, travel and meeting schedule for department leadership ensuring that all is kept in an orderly fashion. Designs, produces and analyzes miscellaneous information. Responsible for correspondence and presentations...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations. Performs proper diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet. Performs Minor/Major trailer damage repairs. Completes all necessary tags a...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Ensure all Driver Qualification files are accurate, complete, and in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT), local, state and federal guidelines as well as meet Company hiring standards and criteria. Review all Driver Qualification files to ensure the accuracy and completion of all mandatory hiring-related documentation. Ensure all...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment on/off the Safety Lane and around the yard Maintai...
Position: Service Dispatcher Brief Description: Evenly and efficiently distribute workloads amongst the Service Technician staff utilizing Mastermind and Mastermind Mapping software. Effective management and maintenance of work schedules is crucial as we continually strives to rank highly among the most prominent low-voltage providers in the country. Primary Duties and Responsibilities: · Schedule...
Penn Power Group is looking for a qualified Parts Coordinator to join our team!! In this position you will be responsible for running a profitable and efficient parts department. You will be expected to accomplish objectives through the use of proper purchasing procedures, inventory control, staff utilization, security, and pricing. Responsibilities: •Manages a computerized inventory of parts, sup...
Immediate openings for seasonal part time warehouse workers for growing company, day shift with opportunity for additional hours. Job Purpose: Completes shipments by processing and loading orders. Duties: * Prepares orders by processing requests and supply orders; pulling materials; packing boxes; placing orders in delivery area. * Maintains inventory controls by collecting stock location orders a...
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT: Shipping, Warehouse, Production, Maintenance REPORTS TO: CEO SUPERVISES: Warehouse/Shipping/Production/Maintenance Managers Summary: The Director of Operations is responsible for ensuring the successful operations of various departments including Warehouse, Shipping, Maintenance and Print/Production. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS The essential duties and responsibiliti...
Job Summary: First shift, SSL Supervisor: Requisition number OPE016954 The BOB site is a full scale manufacturing center that encompasses every aspect of production from raw steel fabrication through finished product assembly. The Operations Supervisor role for the Sub-Assembly portion of the business at this site, and is NOT a traditional warehouse role. This is the Operations Supervisor role for...
Contract courier/Delivery Driver COMPANY: Henry Industries Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution centers, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking independent contract drivers. Multiple routes available!!! Be your own boss, drive your own delivery vehicle and let it make money for you! If you are self-motivated, have good customer service skills, and currently...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Youngwood area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: minivan or cargo van. Routes are round trip from originating and returning to Youngwood. Routes leave at 2AM and take 3-8 hours to complete. Routes avail...
Driver with Bobtails and Box Trucks Needed Courier company is looking for 14-26 Foot Bobtails and Box Trucks with Liftgates in the Greater Houston Area. We offer a Fuel Surcharge and Weekly Pay. Must have own Bobtail or Box Truck, TDL, and Insurance. Interviews are Monday-Friday 9-5. Thanks for looking!! We offer: Fuel Surcharge Weekly Pay Respond online for more information. Respond online today....
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Covered Pick-Up, Large SUV, Minivan or Cargo Van Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Denver area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN one of the following vehicles: covered pick-up, large SUV, minivan, or cargo van. MUST be at least 21 years of age. MUST live...
INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS NEEDED FOR ROUTES NOW! COMPANY: Courier Express Courier Express, a regional transportation company is looking for Independent Contractors who need to put their Cargo Van or small Box Truck on the road running a profitable route. We offer weekly settlements and the opportunity for you to build a strong and stable business. Requirements: *Must be over 21 years of age *Insuran...
Experienced and inexperienced courier drivers for critical parts delivery. COMPANY: Relay Express. Inc. Courier company is looking for drivers to work as 1099 Independent Contractors to deliver critical parts in and around greater Detroit area. 24/7 needs on -demand. You may work as a primary courier for another company and perform these deliveries to support your business. Paid a negotiated loade...
Experienced and Inexperienced courier drivers for critical parts delivery. COMPANY: Relay Express. Inc. Looking for drivers to work as 1099 Independent Contractors to deliver critical parts in and around Nashville. 24/7 needs on -demand. You may work as a primary courier for another company and perform these deliveries to support your business. Paid a negotiated loaded mile rate + fsc. Overnight a...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Transportation Director Houston, TX; Katy, TX Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Transportation Director Houston, TX; Katy, TX Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Are you a Director of Transportation ready to oversee nearly a 100MM of freight spend for a growing distribution company? If so...
Experienced Courier Drivers Needed in the Greater Houston Area COMPANY: EDS-Excel Delivery Systems a dba of Package Express, L.P. Courier company is looking for Experienced Courier Drivers in the Greater Houston Area. We offer a Sign-On Bonus, Fuel Surcharge, and Weekly Pay Economy Cars, Open and Covered Trucks, Mini and Cargo Vans, and SUVS needed. Also looking for Hazmat Endorsed Drivers with th...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with own Cargo Van or Mini Van/Car to deliver in Long Island, NY. & Queens NY COMPANY: Dynamex Inc. - NYNJ Branch Courier company needs Drivers for immediate Routed Work Weekdays only but weekends available. Drivers must have their own Cargo Van or Mini Van/Car. Call or email for more information 24 hours Respond online for more information. Respond online to...
Must have experience in leading teams in functions to support all phases of warehousing, receiving, shipping, storage, and handling of material and equipment to ensure that packing and preservation of all components and parts received in the warehouses are in accordance with OM&S guidelines and procedures. Experience with Navy Enterprise Resource Planning is required. This position is contingent u...
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