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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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Distribution Coordinator - Location: Sumner, WA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible...
Port Owner Operator – Savannah, GA Competitive Per Round Trip $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Daily As a NRT Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at NRT facilities. NRT totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need...
Straight Truck Driver - Location: Kansas City, MO Part-Time Plus, with benefits. Driving on daily trips (3rd Shift), 4-5 days/week, 25-30 hours per week within the two state area to transport and deliver medical and surgical products to customer locations, driving a straight truck. Will load or assist in loading and unloading trucks at origin and destination, and assist with picking, wrapping, an...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Omaha, NE Full time, Monday- Friday, 12pm- 8:30pm. Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time, responsible for accurately and efficiently picking items using an electric picker truck to fulfill customer orders. Responsible for completing customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner tha...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – Plainfield, IN $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We ...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: San Diego, CA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Tracy, CA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsible ...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Gainesville, FL Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Respon...
Long Haul Owner Operator Team – North Bergen, NJ $1.15 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week As a Keystone Owner OP business partner you receive great pay, regular home time, tolls paid, direct deposit, fuel cards, no forced dispatch, and free tractor parking at Keystone facilities. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. W...
HomesteadAmerica, a growing Columbus-based property management firm, is seeking a well-qualified candidate to fulfill the duties of part-time Bus Driver at one of our student housing properties, University Village Apartments. This is a day shift position and will require Full Time hours during peak times. This is both a challenging and rewarding position for the candidate who is looking for an opp...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: West Deptford, NJ Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Resp...
Distribution Coordinator - Location: Allentown, PA Responsible for ensuring that all warehouse functions are completed accurately and on time. Keeps records on incoming and outgoing shipments and prepares items for shipment. Responsible for filling customer orders and delivering them to the delivery platform in a manner that meets Company standards for safety, security, and productivity. Responsi...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations System Support group. We are looking for aPoint of Sale Implementation Specialist. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. The Systems Support and Implementation Staff of Country Operations is responsible for the implementation, training and support of the Business Application throughout Country Operations Reg...
CHS / Name of Coophas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility wit...
CHS / Northern Plains Aghas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobili...
CHS Capitalhas an exciting opportunity in our CHS Capital group. We are looking for aLoan Officerto maintain a business relationship with managers and directors of local cooperatives that borrow from CHS Capital. The loan officer is expected to maintain a very high quality loan portfolio, maintain good customer relations with borrowers and intervene when business results warrant intervention. You ...
CHS / Northern Plains Aghas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Applicator / Driver. Your primary duties from April through fall will be aCustom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobilit...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking forFour (4) Driversin the Glendive, MT and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for ...
CHS / Central Plains Ag Serviceshas an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Retail division! We are looking for anOperations Specialistto join our growing team. You must be customer focused, hardworking, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. This position has the opportunity for growth. You will: Perform all job functions as needed to ensure facility operate...

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