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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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CDL - Class A Local Truck Driver Mr. Bult's Inc. – Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN Mr. Bult’s is looking for CDL Truck drivers in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul Area. Mr. Bult’s Inc. is the nation’s largest semi-truck waste transportation company; hauling trash for companies like Republic, Waste Management, and Advanced Disposal. Salary has the potential to be $60,000+ a year, our pay is a per job basis ...
Diesel Mechanic Mr. Bult's Inc. – Chicago, IL Mr. Bult’s, Inc. is looking for a full-time truck mechanic in the Burnham area. This position performs repairs and maintenance on semi-tractor/trailers. Daily duties consist of routine maintenance and repairs of engines, chassis, driveline, hydraulic systems, brakes, A/C systems, electronic systems, and minor aluminum welding. Fleet setting maintaini...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in LOUISVILLE, KY * $15.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Full-time - 6 P.M. - 6 A.M. * Dedicated Run - Steady Work - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 502-259-9528 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • We...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in TOUGHKENAMON, PA * $18.00 PER HOUR + Benefits & Home Daily * Start or continue your driving career with this DROP AND HOOK position. * No touch of freight and home daily - Must be able and willing to work most Saturdays * 50 to 70 hours per week + OT after 8 hours per day at time and a half APPLY NOW or CALL 856-931-8101 FOR MORE INFORMATION ...
Job Description NOW HIRING in OKLAHOMA CITY * CDL Not Required Help Wanted: * Warehouse work * Forklift * Shipping & Receiving * General labor $Great Pay - Steady Work Must Pass Background Check and Drug Screen. Call 405-787-8939 for More Information (The OnLine Application Below Is Only for CDLTruck Driver Jobs - Please Call Regarding this Non-Driving Job Opportunity) Join the TransFo...
BiLingual (spanish) Entry Level Recruiter needed for local Dayton staffing company. Please send resume. Appointments are scheduled upon receipt of resume. The type of candidate we are looking for: High energy individuals Highly competitive individuals Enthusiasm for working in a sales environment Sales experience is a great bonus but not essential Ability to deal with high pressure environm...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A DRIVER / GOOD STEADY CAREER OPPORTUNITY $17.00 PER HOUR + STEADY OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS MONDAY thru FRIDAY / NIGHT SHIFT / HOME DAILY GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / NO TOUCH FREIGHT LOCAL DELIVERIES, MON-FRI, APPROX 1800-0400 AND NEED TO BE AVAILABLE 1 DAY EVERY OTHER WEEKEND. APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are...
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Job Description STEADY LOCAL CDL-B OPPORTUNITIES in KANSAS CITY STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVERS / LOCAL DELIVERIES / FULL TIME or PART TIME NIGHT SHIFT HANDLING BUNDLES OF NEWSPAPERS GOOD STEADY WEEKLY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch ...
Job Description STEADY LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in THE BAY AREA "OAKLAND, SAN JOSE and HAYWARD, CA" * $17.00 - $18.00 PER HOUR + BENEFITS & GREAT HOME TIME * GOOD WEEKLY PAY & BENEFITS & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 209-815-9156 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Office...
Job Description LOCAL CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in KANSAS CITY, MO * $16.50 Per Hour + Overtime Pay + Benefits & Home Daily * Sunday thru Thursday 3rd Shift 10P.M. - 8A.M. * Must Be Able To Work Any Shift * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Tho...
Job Description REGIONAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES / LOS ANGELES AREA $$$$500.00 SIGN-ON BONUS $$$$ $800 to $1,300 PER WEEK + BENEFITS / HOME EVERY WEEK GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / DEDICATED RUNS 11 WESTERN STATES / GREAT OPPORTUNITY WITH A GREAT COMPANY APPLY NOW or CALL 562-864-8779 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … T...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in SOUTHWEST CHICAGO SUBURBS * $18.00 - $21.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Local Dry Van - Great Pay * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 43 Branch Offices - Over 22 Years of S...
Job Description NEW REGIONAL CDL-A FLATBED OPPORTUNITY in BLYTHEVILLE, AR * $800 - $1,000 Weekly Average + Benefits * Flatbed Driver - Strapping and Channing Required * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 901-566-5116 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 42 Branch Offices - 22 Yea...
Job Description ***YARD SWITCHERS, SHUTTLE DRIVERS, AND HOT TRUCK DRIVERS NEEDED in CANTON, MS*** 1st, 2nd, and 3rd SHIFTS AVAILABLE! THESE POSITIONS WILL BE FILLED QUICKLY, PLEASE APPLY ASAP! STEADY LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES $14.50 PER HOUR + BENEFITS and YOU WILL BE HOME DAILY! GOOD STEADY PAY & GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 901-566-5116 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce ...
Job Description CDL-A DRIVERS / LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES in JACKSONVILLE, FL * $15.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS * NEED DRIVERS MONDAY thru FRIDAY * ALSO NEED WEEKEND DRIVERS * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT **Requires TWIC CARD APPLY NOW OR CALL 904-637-2117 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of...
Job Description Open the door to a career opportunity that is just right for you! TRUCK DRIVER JOB FAIR * Hiring Class A Drivers * Regional Positions (11 Western) * MONDAY 09/22/2014 from 9AM …1PM! * Location: 1409 Sportsman Dr, Compton, CA 90221 * 4 to 5 Days out / Steady Position * Great Equipment (2014 Volvo…s) / 2000 + miles weekly Bilingual Dispatch 24/7 * Constant Work Year Round / ...
Job Description TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals; Safe, Reliable, and Profitable. LOCAL CDL-A DRIVERS NEEDED IN THE WARREN, PA. AREA $20.00 PER HOUR / AVG. 55 to 60 HOURS PER WEEK / MON. thru FRI. with some SATURDAYS / X ENDORSEMENT REQUIRED This is a FT Temp to Hire Position, hauling and delivering fuel and Oils to stations and distro centers. Shift is 3pm to 3am. Work varies fr...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A JOB OPPORTUNITIES - HOME DAILY * DISPATCH FROM POTTSVILLE, PA * $900 PER WEEK AVERAGE + BENEFITS / LOCAL DELIVERY - HOME DAILY **$100.00 PREMIUM FOR WEEKENDS** * GOOD STEADY PAY / GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT / NO TOUCH FREIGHT * STEADY WORK & GUARANTEED WEEKLY PAY! APPLY NOW or CALL 610-683-3110 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Joi...
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