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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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Our client is currently seeking a Distribution Center Lean Specialist. Excellent growing company Exciting Continuous Improvement role Competitive salary Relocation assistance provided This job will have the following responsibilities: Supports and facilitates the development of the Lean initiative and cascades the Lean philosophy throughout Our Client's Distribution Center. Uses Lean Contin...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION CENTER SUPERVISOR(SHIPPING). Top growing company This is for the Shipping Department 410K sq ft semi automated facility(RF Pick) Will supervise 10 to 12 Associates 2nd Shift (3:00 PM to 11:30 PM) No relocation assistance offered. If out of area candidate, must be willing to take on travel expense for interviews. This job will have the following...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION VICE PRESIDENT - DESIGNATE. [Additional Description] This Qualifications & Requirements: EXPERIENCE REGIONAL FOOD DISTRIBUTOR SEEKS A DISTRIBUTION PRO FOR GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES NATIONALLY. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE GROCERY, BIG BOX OR FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTION EXPERIENCE OVERSEEING ALL WAREHOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION (COMPANY DRIVERS) FUNCT...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER(2ND SHIFT). Top growing company 2nd Shift opening(3 PM to 11:30 PM) Will be managing 5 Supervisors and 75 hourlies Local candidates only. No relocation assistance offered The position is responsible for the Picking and Packing functions. Provides leadership and oversees daily operations, ensuring SOP’s and EHS policies ...
Manpower is currently hiring a Helper Coordinator for a large package handling client in Benwood, West Virginia ! Responsibilities: The Helper Coordinator is responsible for reviewing the daily helper needs provided by the operations and coordinate the daily staffing of helpers. The Coordinator is also responsible for reviewing helper hours for accurate recording of time and assignments. They wi...
Keller Trucking An Affiliate of Keller Logistics Group Local Drivers Needed! Home Daily Split shift between 2nd and 3rd with some weekend work required $800/week guaranteed pay Full Benefits Package Paid Vacation Class A CDL w/ 2 years experience Keller Trucking Call us at 1.888.9KELLER www.kellerlogistics.com EOE This job listing brought to you by The Effingham Daily News...
Laborers- Precast plant. All shifts. Must pass drug test. Starting @ $9.00/hr. Apply at Say-Core in Portage. Truck Drivers- CDL, Class A required. Home every night. No weekends. Delivery in surrounding states. Apply at: Say-Core in Portage This job listing brought to you by The Johnstown Tribune Democrat...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
CDL Delivery Driver: Pope Distributing Company is looking to fill a product delivery position within our MillerCoors distributorship. Job entails physical labor on top of the CDL driving. Class A CDL is preferred. Benefits include health, dental, vision, life, 401K & Paid Time Off. Safe working atmosphere. Apply Online at www.popedistributing.com This job listing brought to you by The Enid News &...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Kevin Moore Trucking is seeking Class A --CDL driver. Runs are local and home every night. Dump trailer experience is helpful but not required. Call 618-292-0507 for further information....
Manpower is currently hiring HELPER COORDINATOR for a large package handling client based in Columbus, Ohio! This is a (2) months contract assignment. JOB DETAILS: Work Schedule: 8:00AM-5:00PM Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour JOB DESCRIPTION: The Helper Coordinator is responsible for reviewing the daily helper needs provided by the operations and coordinate the daily staffing of helpers. The Coordin...
Franklin Well Service is accepting applications for Operators, a class A or class B license, a HAZMAT endorsement preferred, but not required. Be able to work outside, in all weather conditions, variable hours, work safe, maintain clean truck, and pass random mandatory drug screens and carry current DOT medical card. FWS offers competitive wages with 401K insurance, and bonus. If qualified Call 1-...
RUCKERS TRANSPORTATION HAS IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR OVER-THE-ROAD DRIVER - Dedicated Routes, Leave Wednesday evening for MO & OK, return Friday morning, Leave Saturday evening for IL, IN & MI, return Monday evening, Approximately 2,400 miles total, 31 per mile with $11.00 Stop Pay, route includes 12 stops, Potential Safety incentive of 1 per mile, Electric pallet jacks for unloading, Safety equipment...

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