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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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Linde is currently seeking a Medical Route Driver to join the team in the Marlborough, Massachusetts area. Job Responsibilities: · Follows All Linde Safety Policies including but not limited to proper PPE, proper lifting techniques, and local site safety requirements. · Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to Speed Management, Seat Belts, Cones...
Join one of the fastest growing pallet companies in one of our 15-18 man onsite team operations. This team is working inside our customers location ( Home Depot Distribution ) in Tolleson, AZ. Our job will be to supply the DC with a steady supply of quality pallets for their products. The sorter is primarily responsible for sorting and repairing premium pallets. This is not a forklift position. Th...
Responsible for performing the clerical and administrative functions for any or all hub and station operational areas, including linehaul, quality assurance and customer service. Tends to damaged and incorrectly addressed packages in a timely manner to optimize delivery time. Serves as a customer’s first line of contact for a variety of issues....
Previous purchasing experience (2-3 years) Ideal candidate will have experience with painting, plating and other metal finishing processes and vendors. Expediting production Excellent communication skills Writing, verbal, email (high typing speed). Comfortable working with executives, production employees, interdepartmental personnel. Needs to be comfortable being assertive with vendors. Negotiati...
Great family oriented company seeking full time CDL-A drivers for a southeast regional position(s.) Currently have a lot of work and need to fill positions immediately. We take pride in our industry and value our drivers just as we are FAMILY. We are a well-established 35 year old company who puts our drivers first! If this sounds like you and you're ready to be part of our family please take a co...
Great family oriented company seeking full time CDL-A drivers for a southeast regional position(s.) Currently have a lot of work and need to fill positions immediately. We take pride in our industry and value our drivers just as we are FAMILY. We are a well-established 35 year old company who puts our drivers first! If this sounds like you and you're ready to be part of our family please take a co...
Great family oriented company seeking full time CDL-A drivers for a southeast regional position(s.) Currently have a lot of work and need to fill positions immediately. We take pride in our industry and value our drivers just as we are FAMILY. We are a well-established 35 year old company who puts our drivers first! If this sounds like you and you're ready to be part of our family please take a co...
Now Hiring for Warehouse Associates Description: Job Purpose: Completes shipments by processing 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 and printing requests. * Maintains quality service by following organization standards. * Main...
Great family oriented company seeking full time CDL-A drivers for a southeast regional position(s.) Currently have a lot of work and need to fill positions immediately. We take pride in our industry and value our drivers just as we are FAMILY. We are a well-established 35 year old company who puts our drivers first! If this sounds like you and you're ready to be part of our family please take a co...
Great family oriented company seeking full time CDL-A drivers for a southeast regional position(s.) Currently have a lot of work and need to fill positions immediately. We take pride in our industry and value our drivers just as we are FAMILY. We are a well-established 35 year old company who puts our drivers first! If this sounds like you and you're ready to be part of our family please take a co...
OWNER OPERATORS - NEEDED - GREATER DAYTON AREA INTERVIEW TODAY - START TOMORROW ! DEPENDABLE PACKAGE DELIVERY IS LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL DRIVERS DUE TO NEW BUSINESS EXPANSION. WE ARE IN NEED OF OWNER OPERATORS WITH CARGO VANS, PICKUP TRUCKS WITH COVER, LARGER VANS, SPRINTERS OR CUBE BOX TRUCKS. THIS IS PRIMARILY A LOCAL DELIVERY JOB, BUT WE DO OFTEN HAVE OUT OF TOWN DELIVERIES. MOST OF THE OUT OF T...
Great family oriented company seeking full time CDL-A drivers for a southeast regional position(s.) Currently have a lot of work and need to fill positions immediately. We take pride in our industry and value our drivers just as we are FAMILY. We are a well-established 35 year old company who puts our drivers first! If this sounds like you and you're ready to be part of our family please take a co...
Large powersports dealership, located in Metuchen, NJ is seeking full time salespeople. Experience in the motorcycle/power sports industry and knowledge of product lines (Honda, Kawasaki, Triumph, Ducati, BMW, Polaris, Victory, Can-Am, SeaDoo, Vespa, Piaggio) is preferred however we welcome applicants from the automotive industry as we will train the right candidates. Must possess strong communica...
Seeking Class A Drivers with 9 months OTR experience to fill Southwest Regional Positions. Drivers will run in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX and UT. Running approximately 2000- 2200 miles per week and home every 5-7 days with a 36-48 hour home time. Freight is 95% NO Touch and 85% Drop & Hook. Drivers start at 36 - 39 CPM- Hazmat pays 1 cent extra Great & Affordable Insurance after 90 days & 401k Retirem...
Click here to apply: https://careers-xpologistics.icims.com/jobs/1687/import-specialist-itasca%2c-il/job Making Your World Run Smoother! Pacer International, Inc. is a global transportation and logistics services provider with offices spanning from our Dublin, OH headquarters to China. Our recruitment focus is to attract talented and driven individuals whose contributions will help our Company exc...
Job Description: Job Purpose Perform all duties to ensure proper physical and systematic receipt, putaway, replenish, pick, and shipment of medical devices, while identifying, resolving, or elevating issues in a timely manner. Understand and adhere to all SOP's and compliance requirements. Transact and process materials as required. Understand and carry out Boston Scientific Quality Policy. Key Re...
Cross Country Powersports has an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to fill a full-time service consultant position. Motorcycle experience preferred, but not a must. We are willing to train the right candidate with some automotive consultant experience. Candidates must provide: -Understanding of basic motorcycle/automotive technology and the ability to communicate this understanding to...
Immediate opening for our lumber customer in the Norcross area! These are potential temp to hire Sit down Forklift Operators. This is a second shift position is Monday - Thursday from Noon till the work is complete, with mandatory OT required. The initial pay rate is $11/hr. Job duties will consist of: Operating a sit down forklift, moving lumber material. Pulling and packing orders. Assisting wit...
Aumiller Express Inc. is contracted with Fed Ex ground out of Grove City, Ohio. Looking for Class A Drivers Team Drivers,home weekly mainly go west.(home weekly 2 days) Solo Drivers.Home nightly. Do have some over nights runs available. Full time ( have dedicated run) Earn vacation,weekly, pay direct deposit, W2, 38 to 45 per mile. Needed CDL.A Driver with doubles(or willing to get doubles endorse...
Seeking Class A Drivers with 9 months OTR experience to fill a Southwest Regional Run. Drivers will run in AZ, CA, CO, NM, NV, TX and UT. Running approximately 2000- 2200 miles per week and home every 5-7 days with a 36-48 hour home time. Freight is 95% NO Touch and 85% Drop & Hook. Drivers start at 36 - 39 CPM- Hazmat pays 1 cent extra Great & Affordable Insurance after 90 days & 401k Retirement...
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