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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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About Us Central Broward Construction is a full service commercial masonry contractor. We work in Dade, Broward, and West Palm Beach. We deliver all material and equipment to our projects. We have a backlog of 1.5 years and need a full time delivery driver that can load and unload with a piggy back forklift. Responsibilities • Communicate with dispatch • Operate heavy trucks • Oversee condition of...
LKQ Corporation is the largest nationwide provider of aftermarket collision replacement products, recycled OEM products and refurbished OEM collision replacement products such as wheels, bumper covers and lights. Additionally, we are a leading distributor of paint and body shop supplies. We serve tens of thousands of collision-repair businesses, mechanical service shops and vehicle dealerships thr...
We are in search of a person with excellent interpersonal communication skills that can work independently and at the same time be an enthusiastic team player. This person must possess outstanding organizational skills, be attentive to detail and capable of multi-tasking with the ability to prioritize workload. This position provides support in our Seneca, Illinois facility by coordinating the pro...
CDL Furniture Delivery Driver Job Summary: The qualified candidate for this position will make deliveries to W.B. Mason customers with a focus on timeliness and customer service. The Furniture Delivery Driver will off-load materials at each stop, deliver and place products to the customer’s specifications. If you are a motivated self-starter and are interested in learning more about joining our gr...
Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking to fill multiple Warehouse jobs in Pascoag, RI. This position is a long-term temporary to hire opportunity. If you meet the qualifications listed below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for this Warehouse job include but are not limited to the following: *Selecting product according to FIFO for shipping to customers *Scanning boxes to computeri...
As an order manager for MCS and ChMV, you will be the first point of contact for select Domestic and International Key Markets in regards to order related issues such as: • On time deliveries • Order scheduling • Exception handling • SAP Error handling • Escalation management • Returns handling in backup situations • On time performance reporting In addition to the tasks mentioned above you also b...
ProSource of Katy looking for Warehouseman who is forklift certified. Hours are Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm Very fast paced environment. Will be unloading and loading delivery trucks. Getting material ready for customers to pick up. Maintain warehouse and inventory....
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Our company is a growing management company expanding for new talents. Position opening – full time role: Courier ($14-$16/hr) · Daily pickups and deliveries · Requires timely and efficient delivery of packages · Organized and able to sort items for efficient delivery · Outstanding communication skills – telephone, two-way radio, or in person · Able to follow operational, security, and safety poli...
Grainger is a global leading broad line supplier of facilities maintenance products serving businesses and institutions. Our 18,000 employees are driven to serve customers and the community in exceptional ways focusing on delivering the highest level of service. The Grainger team works closely with customers to better understand their challenges and provide cost-saving solutions. Grainger's employ...
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and is headquartered in Whippany, New Jersey. Suburban serves the energy needs of its residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers in 41 states. At Suburban Propane, our employees' commitment to serve our community has made us a leader in the energy business. Now...
Job Description: This Receptionist Needed - Up To $36K Position Features: ? Excellent Benefits ? Opportunity To Advance ? Casual Fridays ? Great Pay to $36K Immediate need for receptionist - up to $36K! Excellent benefits, opportunity to advance and casual Fridays. Punctual, organized and MS Word and Excel will be keys to success in this stable organization. Will be responsible for answering phone...
Job Description: Shipping Clerk Great opportunity for a professional individual who?s ready to pursue a great career. As a client oriented company, we plan to ensure a great working environment, guidance and direction. M-F 7:30am-4:30pm. $10hr. This Shipping/ Receiving Clerk Position Features: ? Paid Medical/Dental Benefits ? 401 K ? Paid Sick/Vacation Duties/Responsibilities: ? Coordinates the sc...
Job Description: Are you looking for a company who has been growing during the recession and is looking for an employee who wishes to grow as well? Are you looking to grow in your Accounting Career with a company that is invested in your success? If so, I have a great opportunity to grow in your accounting career with a large construction company. You will be responsible for verifying and posting...
Warehouse Supervisor (3rd Shift) Summary: The 3rd shift supervisor will oversee three to five employees in the overnight truck loading process. Hours of operation are 10pm to 6:30am, Sunday through Thursday. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Print and separate tickets. Oversee the picking and packing of orders. Ensure that trucks are loaded correctly and on time. Oversee the assembly of furni...
Job Description: Immediate opportunity open for an experienced bindery operator for print production. Responsible for setup and operation of post card slitter, folder, booklet maker cutter and any other equipment needed to complete the job. Great schedule for this opening, you will have every Friday and Saturday off. Scheduled shift is Monday through Friday 8-4:30pm. Immediate start! Send your res...
Job Description: CDL Class A Driver A great company in Greeley is currently looking for a number of CDL Class A drivers with Tanker endorsement. This is an exciting opportunity for someone who enjoys both driving and physical functions in a job. This job is full-time and includes a combination of route based driving and physical work. Hard working individuals will perform multiple route stops, loa...
Job Description: South Shreveport Wholesale company is looking for someone with a valid Dr. Lic. good driving record, must be insurable. Clean cut, presentable with clean background. Will be pulling orders, ability to use computer, track orders, drive company pickup to make local deliveries. M-F 8-5 Starting @ $10 per hour and will go up after 90 days. We are an equal employment opportunity employ...
Class A CDL Drivers Needed Albany, NY Shelter Enterprises Inc. a recognized innovator in the manufacturer of building products for over 38 years has openings for Full time as well as casual part time Class A CDL Drivers for deliveries to our customers from our manufacturing plant in Cohoes, NY. Good pay with benefits for full time drivers, and the ability to be home every night Essential Functions...
Job Description: AppleOne has an immediate need for a Shipping/Receiving Clerk who will be responsible for receiving and verifying items, preparing shipments and maintaining shipping and receiving documentation. A minimum of 1-2 years in a related position is required and previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry is highly preferred. This is a temporary role projected to last until the en...
Job Description: This DELIVERY DRIVER Position Features: ? Well-known Family-owned Business ? Convenient Suburban Location ? Strong Management Team ? Fulltime hours Local service and tool company has an immediate need for a local delivery driver! This is a well-known family-owned business, in a convenient suburban location near downtown, with a strong management team. Candidate must be very famili...
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