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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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Seeking an opportunity to move to the Chicagoland area? Our client is open to paying some relocation costs! Our client is hiring for a direct hire Steel Mechanical Components Category Manager job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires previous procurement experience within the steel industry. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the steel markets and value chains for...
We are currently recruiting for a Materials Planner/Buyer Job in the Greensboro, NC Triad area! The ideal candidate needs to have strong Excel skills and exceptional written and verbal communication skills. The role is centered on efficient and analytical schedule of production requirements in terms of material flow and forecasted demand while maintaining the mind set of a team player supporting t...
Entry Buyer/Consigner Job Opportunity in East Portland, Oregon area Do you enjoy winning at the art of negotiation? Do you like shopping with other people’s money? Are you looking for an opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in Oregon? Our client is seeking direct hire candidates for an Entry Buyer/Consigner job opportunity in the East Portland, Oregon area. The main duties of t...
We are currently recruiting for a candidate to fill a Buyer job in the area west of West Bend, WI. In order to be qualified for this excellent opportunity you will need at least one year experience in this or a similar position. In this role you will be able to join a team of two other buyers and work collectively to make sure all things are running smoothly. If you enjoy working in a fast paced,...
The primary role of this position is to purchase commodities including components, raw materials, machined parts, and turn key assemblies, as well as maintain stock level in an ever-changing environment. Principle Responsibilities: • Develop requests for quotations with quick turn-around requirement on an as needed basis • Create and maintain purchase orders and send copies to suppliers • Establis...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Procurement Analyst/Direct Sourcing Buyer job in Northfield, IL. Position requires a minimum of three years of experience in direct material sourcing. Qualified candidate will have advanced skills in Excel and Access. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Procurement Analyst/Direct Sourcing Buyer job responsibilities include, but are...
We are currently recruiting for a Sourcing Specialist Job in the Winston Salem, NC area! We are seeking candidates that have 3-5 years of supply chain experience, negotiation skills, strong attention to detail and professional communication skills. This opportunity will be a permanent, direct-hire role and the ideal candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated, and have prior experience cond...
We are currently seeking an experienced Purchasing Supervisor for a permanent role. The Purchasing Supervisor will lead a small purchasing team in a service company. The Purchasing Supervisor will oversee the entire purchasing cycle from RFP’s to vendor relations for all corporate support purchasing. Responsibilities Include: • Developing a procurement culture by building and maintaining solid rel...
Buyer Job in Milwaukee WI I am currently working on a Buyer job in Milwaukee, WI. The company is looking for someone that would be responsible for negotiating significant supply or purchasing contracts and purchasing more complex, critical and costly supplies, materials and services. They are looking for someone that has a strong ability to build relationships with vendors and find win-win solutio...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Entry Level Purchasing Coordinator job in Buffalo Grove, IL. You must have a Bachelor’s degree and have interest in the purchasing or supply chain field. You must have strong Word and Excel skills. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Entry Level Purchasing Coordinator job responsibilities include, but are limited to: -Proc...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Steel Mechanical Components Category Manager job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires previous procurement experience within the steel industry. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the steel markets and value chains for mechanical components; such as stamping, forging, casting, machining, etc. Position offers a competitive sa...
Buyer Job in Milwaukee WI I am currently working on a Buyer job in Milwaukee, WI. The company is looking for someone that would be responsible for negotiating significant supply or purchasing contracts and purchasing more complex, critical and costly supplies, materials and services. They are looking for someone that has a strong ability to build relationships with vendors and find win-win solutio...
MRO Buyer Job in High Point, NC We are currently recruiting for a MRO Buyer Job in the High Point, NC area. Qualified candidates should have experience with negotiating and purchasing equipment, services, and supplies used in the manufacturing process. The MRO Buyer will work in a fast paced environment, possess excellent customer service skills and work well in a team to consistently meet challen...
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Truck/Trailer Breakdown/Maintenance Assistant Beelman Truck Co - East Saint Louis, IL Beelman Truck Co. has provided dependable, reliable service for over 100 years. With over 700 power units and more than 62.5 million miles last year, it is no surprise that Beelman Truck Co. is number 1 in the dry bulk business. We are currently seeking an experienced Breakdown/maintenance Assistant for our termi...
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