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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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Seeking a qualified Canvas Upholsterer and Metal Fabricator for a local company. Must have previous experience in this field. Please apply here with your resume, and call Marcy at 850-586-7877 to schedule an interview!...
Trucking company is looking for Class A Drivers with at least 8 months OTR experience to run east of I-35. Drivers are out for 5 days with 2 days off. Starting CPM 38 CPM to 39 CPM, running 2200 miles per week. Drivers can expect to gross over $850-950 per week with additional pay available through monthly bonus programs for miles and fuel. Completed orientation pays $200 plus a $1000 sign-on bonu...
Caliber Collision Centers is seeking a Center Manager with Collision Repair Experience Caliber Collision is a leader in the collision repair industry.​ We operate 160 large-scale, professionally managed collision repair centers throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.​ We invest heavily in our customer service and quality programs with a primary focus on p...
Caliber Collision Centers is seeking a Center Manager with Collision Repair Experience Caliber Collision is a leader in the collision repair industry.​ We operate 160 large-scale, professionally managed collision repair centers throughout Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Texas.​ We invest heavily in our customer service and quality programs with a primary focus on p...
Nexeo is needing a delivery driver to start Thursday, April 16th. You are responsible for driving vans and box trucks a set route delivering bread. Requirements: - Valid Drivers license - Clean MVR - Pass a drug test - Have a good background - Have experience in delivery of any sort Pay will be $10.00 an hour and this will be full time and long term. Apply now!...
TAD Technical is currently recruiting for a Laboratory Assistant for a contract job opportunity located in San Antonio, TX. We are looking for an entry level Laboratory Assistant interested in working with Petroleum products. This position pays $9.50 per hour and works 6:00 am - 3:00 pm. The Laboratory Assistant will be working with one of the oldest and largest non-profit Research and Development...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Train student drivers ensuring they possess the skills to become a licensed commercial driver. Train student drivers on performing safety inspections relating to potential truck/trailer issues. Instruct functional driving skills such as performing turns, curves, backing, etc. Evaluate designated student drivers on a daily basis to determine whe...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Leads and performs Customer Service functions regarding a specific or assigned number or assigned customers which could include regional, dedicated or National Accounts. Will work in conjunction with other internal departments to achieve territorial balance of capacity and freight while achieving high service levels. Will take total responsibil...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for providing technical support for the database environment including overseeing the development and organization of databases, assessment and implementation of new technologies and providing IT with a long-term perspective on the relationship between database technology and business objectives. Maintain system level entity relatio...
["UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. In addition to excellent distribution services, we provide a range of innovative, value-added services for our customers and suppliers, to foster mutual success and growth. Our services...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Leads the area of Intermodal business for an assigned region by effectively assuring service performances are met while directing and facilitating Intermodal activity to help build and the highest levels of service on business moving via rail. Leads Intermodal personnel. Works with Intermodal Leadership Team/Regional Vice Presidents (RVP's) to...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Ensure that Intermodal vendor invoices are properly approved, recorded and paid accurately and in a timely manner. Serve as the primary point of contact for Intermodal vendors to resolve billing questions and to maintain positive working relationships. Develop and perform data analysis necessary to improve process efficiency and to monitor Inte...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Design and develop a series of programs in accordance with a defined system design; perform as a key participant in integration, system testing, training, and implementation activities. Develop systems and program specifications for programmers and outside consultants when applicable. Perform program design, coding, testing, development and doc...
Trelleborg Wheel Systems is a leading global supplier of tires and complete wheels for agricultural and forestry machines, forklift trucks and other materials handling vehicles. Trelleborg Wheel Systems comprises two market segments: Agriculture: Tires and wheel systems for tractors and other vehicles used in agriculture and forestry. The business area is a leader in the extra-large tire sub-segme...
Warehouse Management Trainee - 2nd Shift Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada...
Warehouse Management Trainee - 2nd Shift Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada...
Warehouse Management Trainee - 2nd Shift Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada...
Warehouse Management Trainee Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline,...
Warehouse Management Trainee Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists Uline is a leading North American distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. Founded in 1980, the family-owned business has experienced continuous growth over the years. Today, we employ over 3,100 bright, career-minded individuals across the U.S., Mexico and Canada. At Uline,...
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