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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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Potential commitment leads to achievement What is our greatest competitive advantage? Our behind the scenes associates! Our fast-paced, high volume environment inspires growth, recognizes dedication and rewards achievement. In our Distribution Centers, it's not just our product that's on the move - our people are, too! Career opportunities: General Maintenance Associate The Home Depot S...
General Maintenance Associate Full - Time Shifts Ensuring a large distribution center (typically from .5 MM to 1.5MM sf) and distribution related equipment is maintained to ensure an efficient, orderly, safe work environment. Duties include: Preventative Maintenance execution Painting Lift equipment batter changing Special maintenance projects Basic carpentry, plumbing & electrical (not re...
Join our team! Our Merchandisers work in local stores to keep Coca-Cola products fully stocked on the shelves. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining product availability and merchandising products at all designated accounts. This job description does not include all job duties associated with this position. Essential Functions Maintains product in Store racks, shelves, displays,...
The Transportation Supervisor will also be responsible for supervision of the employees in the shipping and receiving department. Responsible for supervision and scheduling of transport drivers or common carriers transporting finished goods to sales centers. Job Responsibility • Ensure/manage replenishment distribution to the WBU is effective, productive and timely. • Review, monitor and addres...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Manage daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members as required to meet the demands of the business. - Ensure facility is compliant with all company and OSHA safety requirements. - Proven ability to meet deadlines...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
TIRED OF BEING OUT WEEKS AT A TIME? *New Routes, New Rates, Hiring Incentives* * We offer dedicated routes where you can be home daily or every other day. * .3300 per mile with an additional .0100 Safety Bonus available weekly. * Round trip routes out of Dayton, OH. * 2012-13 Freightliners & Internationals w/ sleepers. * Also looking for casual / part-time drivers. ** REQUIREMENTS ** * At ...
Truck Driver— ACE Hardware ---Princeton IL---Enjoy Regular Home Time Every Week! At Ace Hardware our safe, courteous, customer service oriented DRIVERS are an essential part in making ACE the most Helpful hardware store on the planet. As a Driver, you will safely travel to Ace Retail Store locations in our service area, delivering and unloading merchandise. In addition, you will be responsible f...
JOB FUNCTION Responsible for achieving sales budgets and providing an exceptional shopping experience to every customer through established company guidelines concerning sales, customer service, and staff training and development. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee mi...
I. JOB FUNCTION Responsible for achieving sales budgets and providing an exceptional shopping experience to every customer through established company guidelines concerning sales, customer service, and staff training and development. II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The e...
JOB FUNCTION Responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additiona...
I. JOB FUNCTION Responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. II. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed....
JOB FUNCTION Responsible for performing safe, accurate and timely purchase order and inter-store transfer shipping and receiving procedures in the facility’s warehouse. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES The functions listed describe the business purpose of this job. Specific duties or tasks may vary and be documented separately. The employee might not be required to perform all functions listed. Additiona...
Purpose This position is responsible for providing support to Supply Chain and the Distribution Center using their knowledge of systems, people, processes and knowledge of the transportation industry. Primary tasks will focus on yard management, carrier communication, store communication and outbound shipping operations utilizing a Transportation Management System (TMS). The Transportation Coordi...
Support NRC’s 24/7/365 operations on emergency response, land service and maritime contracts or projects. Execution of fieldwork encompassed in marine services, industrial cleaning, UST removal, waste packaging and disposal, site demolition, emergency spill response and site cleanup projects while under no supervision. Execution of advanced skills in work associated with one or more of the skill...
Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...

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