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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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Description Position Summary: A Penske Body Shop Technician II is required to perform diagnostic procedures and repairs such as Cab/Sheet Metal Repair, Composite Repair/Bonding, Heating/Air Conditioning Systems, Surface Preparation, Fiberglass Repair, and Box Repair/Replacement without supervision. Under supervision, this position will also perform diagnostic procedures and repairs such as Suspens...
Client Support / Sales Order Entry SUMMARY: Excellent communication and relationship skills required. Provide daily vital communications with customers. Receive, evaluate, prioritize, configure and enter orders to also include inventory logistics management by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Perform role of liaison between company and customers. Receive an...
JOB SUMMARY OR PURPOSE: To transport mail along a designated route to or between U.S. Postal facilities from Greensboro, NC to various locations on the East Coast - typically out one day/ back the next, some shorter. THIS IS A CLASS A POSTION *no class B's accepted. JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: 􀂃 Driver will complete a pre-trip and post trip inspection of the truck and trailer each day to check...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
Position Summary A Commercial Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all...
Job Purpose: To provide the highest quality merchandise at the most cost effective prices and in the appropriate quantities while executing and maintaining an exceptional rapport with fellow employees, customers and vendor/suppliers. Key Responsibilities: - Responsible for all purchasing for the Norcross, Pelham and Houston branches to replenish stock and fill non-stock sales requirements. - Facil...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
Position Summary A General Laborer is responsible for safely and efficiently performing general labor duties at a hauling company, transfer station, materials recycling facility (MRF) or landfill. Responsibilities may include such things as yard clean-up, fueling vehicles and equipment, general vehicle operation, general office maintenance and other related duties. Principal Responsibilities * Saf...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
Position Summary A Commercial Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all...
GENCO has an immediate opening on our GENCO Marketplace (GMP) Liquidation Fulfillment team for an eBay Operations supervisor, based at our facility in West Chester, Ohio. This position is a key leadership role that will lead the development and execution of a business to consumer (B2C) sales program utilizing the eBay online auction and sales platform. A fundamental component of the overall GMP B2...
Company Information What humbly began as a diesel repair shop over 30 years ago has turned into one of the premier transportation groups in the region. We serve both local and national clients with a variety of transportation and logistics services. We provide asset based truckload services, a full service brokerage, tow and recovery divisions, warehousing, Intermodal services, and specialized Lan...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensu...
Position Summary A Commercial Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all...
Our client desires an experienced Supply Chain Manager (with Tier One Automotive Supplier industry experience) for their Livonia / Redford / Dearborn, MI area location. For the motivated person, this position is an excellent opportunity for career development and possible future advancement at a corporate level. This is a full time position that offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits...
SUMMARY: Supports EPS Customer Service Manager and Customer Service Representatives in a staff capacity. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Knowledgeable about truckload, LTL, small package, air and third party logistics practices. Prepares required documents for customs clearance. Will offer and tender truckload shipments to our list of preferred truckload carriers based on the most economi...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people m...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people m...
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