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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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Purchasing Assistant Job in Carlsbad, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently seeking candidates for an immediate temporary to direct hire Purchasing Assistant job in Carlsbad, CA. This is an entry level temporary to direct hire opportunity with our client, a leading global manufacturer. The pay will be between $18-$22/hr. This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant company with tons of grow...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Director of Purchasing job in Glenview, IL. You must have five years of management experience in a purchasing capacity. Ideal candidate will have lubricants and/or chemical industry experience. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Director of Purchasing job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Manage, train, m...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Procurement Analyst/ Entry Level Buyer job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management and interest in growing within the supply chain field. Qualified candidate will have advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Procurement Analyst/ Buyer...
We are currently recruiting to hire an Inventory Planner job in Houston, TX. Candidates should have five to ten years experience as a planner and 2-4 years of purchasing experience. The Inventory Planner will be responsible for planning replenishment requirements in accordance with branch needs, creating a replenishment team to meet customer service and inventory control goals and verifying freigh...
Our client is currently seeking an amazing candidate to fill a Director of Purchasing job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of experience working in the Supply Chain industry. This is a great company in a great area, with great compensation and benefits. The responsibilities of the Director of Purchasing...
Buyer Job in Carlsbad, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is actively seeking qualified candidates for a temporary to direct hire Buyer job in Carlsbad, CA. This is a temporary to direct hire opportunity with our client, a leading manufacturer, paying between $18-$22/hr. This is an opportunity to work for a global vibrant company with immense potential for growth. You will report directly to the Manu...
Our client, a manufacturing company in Newark NJ, is looking for a Logistics Coordinator to join their group on a temporary basis. The Logistics Coordinator position requires experience with international customer service! This individual will provide support for the sales department, working closely with sales reps to fill incoming orders. Responsibilities: - Providing exceptional customer servic...
An Assistant Buyer Job in Upper Marlboro, MD is currently available courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. You will be responsible for maintaining product replenishment from vendors and suppliers for one of the largest distributors in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The ideal candidate will have over two years experience in inventory management and replenishment, maintenance of vendor relationships, a...
Senior Buyer Job in Oak Park, IL Our client, a global leader in technology, is looking to fill a Senior Buyer in Oak Park, IL. This position is with an internationally recognized global leader in process technology. This company has revenue of $2 billion, offers lots of growth opportunity, employee empowerment and benefits start on first day of employment. The ideal candidate will have a minimum o...
Senior Buyer Job in Elk Grove Village, IL Our client, a global leader in technology, is looking to fill a Senior Buyer in Elk Grove Village, IL. This position is with an internationally recognized global leader in process technology. This company has revenue of $2 billion, offers lots of growth opportunity and benefits start on first day of employment. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of fi...
Brunswick is the market leader in the marine, fitness, bowling and billiards industries; and our participation in these industries is deliberate. No company has Brunswick’s breadth and scope in the marine industry. No company equals Brunswick’s quality and innovation in fitness equipment. And no company possesses Brunswick’s knowledge and heritage in bowling and billiards. Position Descripti...
Position Description: Supply Chain Coordinator Omron Automation and Safety is looking for an energetic and focused Supply Chain Coordinator in Hoffman Estates, IL. This position will be responsible for executing scheduling activities within the supply chain department. This position is part of a 4 person supply chain team. It will have primary day-to-day responsibility for executing DRP messages,...
Saint Louis, 63101
AVERITT EXPRESS $2,000 Sign-on BONUS (Exp Drivers) DEDICATED DRIVERS • Start pay at 32 cpm + Hub Miles • Average 2,450 miles per week • Get Home EVERY Week! • CSA Friendly Equipment • BCBS insurance & More! • CDL-A w/4mo. T/T exp. or recent trucking school graduate CALL: 888-459-2115 AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer - Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disab...
Company Confidential Saint Louis, 63101
Edwardsville Packers 1st & 2nd Shift Available CFA Staffing is proud to announce the opening of our newest office in Granite City. We have 100's of openings for Packers Please stop by or call our office right next to Little Ceasars CFA Staffing 3717G Nameoki Granite City, Illinois 62040 1-618-709-4960 Open interviews conducted Monday - Friday from 9am-3pm We have openings in Edwardsville for Light...
Harrisburg, NC Distribution warehouse is looking for Order Pullers. 2nd shift & 3rd Shift Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. OFF DAYS: Monday and Friday Warehouse Associates are responsible for loading, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting of products into and out of a distribution center, warehouse or cross dock. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other...
Company Confidential Sanford, 32772
newtoday.jpg Logistics/Transport 25 Drivers Needed Now! No experience necessary. $800 per wk + benefits. Regional / Dedicated / OTR. Carrier covers cost! Call Today!!! 1-800-876-7364 Web ID#: 34296348...
Company Confidential Arlington, 76010
Logistics/Transport Drivers CDL-A: Home EVERY Weekend! ALL Loaded/ Empty Miles Paid! Dedicated Southeast! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down 1-888-880-5911 Web Id 34294405...
Sanford, 32772
Train in 15 days Driver Trainees Needed Now. Drivers being pre-hired and CDL-Trained through TDI for Schneider National * $800 per week plus benefits * Regional, Dedicated, OTR No experience Necessary! Call Today!!! 1-800-876-7364...
Dibble Trucking in Gardner, IL is looking for Part Time Drivers. Drivers must have Class A CDL with Tanker & Hazmat endorsements. This position is for Local Drivers home daily. Please call 815-237-2251 during business hours 7 am to 4:30 pm Mon - Fri if you have any questions. Posting provided by:...
Unload trucks/verify receipts for accuracy. Route materials to designated areas. Fast paced team environment. Previous experience preferred. Must be able to read, write and speak English. Sit down forklift experience a plus. St. Charles. Email resume: ***** or fax 630-762-1002 Posting provided by:...

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