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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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DRESS HAUL DRIVERS Mountaire is currently recruiting Dress Haul Drivers (OTR Driving) Mountaire offers a Sign-On Bonus of up to $1,000 for all qualified drivers, competitive pay, stable work, medical, dental and vision plans and much more! To view current job openings visit: www.mountaire.com...
Coastal Container is a small locally owned and operated Roll Off Company located in Pensacola, Florida serving Northwest Florida. We are looking for an additional Roll Off Truck Driver who will fit into our growing company. Responsibilities Roll Off Truck Drivers are responsible for the hauling of waste debris from residential and commercial customers to landfill sites. The driver is responsibl...
CDL A Drivers- Peters Bros. Inc. Jefferson WI OTR available as well as Local weekend driver positions 2 years exp. Good MVR and PSP. Vacation and benefits available after 30 days. Call 610-562-2275 and ask for Rulee or email your resume to *****. madison.com 296363...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for delivering product to cust...
If you've got the drive, we've got the opportunity. Randstad is adding temporary drivers to provide transportation services to FedEx Ground. It is extra cash and a chance to work with an industry leader. Working hours: Varied hours Qualifications: 21 years or older Motor Vehicle Record Screening* Drug screen, background checks, and physical Customer Service Skills No CDL required Minimum o...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Global Renewable Fuels group. We are looking for aTrading Analystto conduct Global and U.S. supply and demand analysis, support of day to day operations, and analysis as required for entry into new markets in new countries. You must be a detail oriented, team player, with excellent oral and written communication skills. You must also work well under pressure, ...
Position drives a tractor/trailer truck to make long-distance pick-ups and deliveries of predominantly finished products or materials/supplies. Checks and/or assists in the loading/unloading of the trailer. Obtains proper authorization for all deliveries/pick-ups. Inspects vehicle for proper and safe operating conditions before and after each trip. Must maintain a DOT driver's log and adhere to al...
Based in New Brighton, Minnesota, the Commodity Manager of our waterjet division (Accustream) works closely with the Operations Leader to ensure ensure supply base partners throughout the extended supply chain meet business requirements with respect to; new product development, delivery, quality, and cost.. Looking for an enthusiastic, customer-focused Commodity Manager to manage all commodities ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
Are you an “Over the Road” driver looking to be home more often? Do you want to put your great customer service skills to work? Soderholm Foods might offer just the position you are looking for. Based out of Sun Prairie, WI we deliver refrigerated and frozen foods to grocery stores all over the state of Wisconsin and the upper third of Illinois. Our drivers are assigned to routes that run 4 or 5 ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Job ID: 14255 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. We operate waste facilities and services offices throughout North America. It is recommended that Owner Operators live within 100 miles of a Clean Harbors or Safety-Kleen facility with the preference near a Clean Harbors Disposal facility. Refer to ...
Job ID: 14245 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. We operate waste facilities and services offices throughout North America. It is recommended that Owner Operators live within 100 miles of a Clean Harbors or Safety-Kleen facility with the preference near a Clean Harbors Disposal facility. Refer to ...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as full-time Dockworkers with a CDL license. This position that involves the physical moving of freight into and out of trailers in a timely manner, by handling the freight manually, or using a forklift or hand truck. Forklift experience is not required but preferred.This position also involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and del...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Job ID: 14253 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. We operate waste facilities and services offices throughout North America. It is recommended that Owner Operators live within 100 miles of a Clean Harbors or Safety-Kleen facility with the preference near a Clean Harbors Disposal facility. Refer to ...
Job ID: 14246 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. We operate waste facilities and services offices throughout North America. It is recommended that Owner Operators live within 100 miles of a Clean Harbors or Safety-Kleen facility with the preference near a Clean Harbors Disposal facility. Refer to ...
Job ID: 14242 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. We operate waste facilities and services offices throughout North America. It is recommended that Owner Operators live within 100 miles of a Clean Harbors or Safety-Kleen facility with the preference near a Clean Harbors Disposal facility. Refer to ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...

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