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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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Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Driver on this account will deliver office supply products to stores and warehouses in the Midwest. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Driver are home weekly with average annual earnings projected at $54,600 Benefits : Average over $1050 weekly 6 Days on 1 off Medical/Dental/Prescription Plan Qualifications : Mu...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Driver on this account will make dedicated deliveries for a single customer within a 250-mile radius of York, PA. Drivers on this account will make deliveries to DC and supermarkets. Drivers are paid .40 per mile and $10 per stop average 30 stops per week. $50 per day plus mileage. There is a $5000 sign on bonus paid out over the first year of service. Driver will average $1150 weekly. The best pa...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Driver on this account will make dedicated deliveries for a single customer within a 250-mile radius of Windsor Locks. Driver is paid $50 per day and .41 cpm plus $13.25 per stop average 30 stops per week. Driver will average $1075 per week. There is a $5000 sign on bonus paid out over the first year of service. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery...
Driver on this account will be making dedicated deliveries to store locations in the Chicagoland surrounding area. Start time 5 pm-5 am Monday evening to Sat Morning working 10-12 hour shifts. Driver pay is .40 CPM and 7.50 per 15 min increment at stop. Average driver weekly pay is $940. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time ...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
We currently hiring Class A Driver for our dedicated account. Driver will haul 48 and 53 foot reefers delivering to Super K-Marts throughout the Midwest . Driver on this account can get through the house often but not guaranteed. 5 Day on and 2 off with .47 CPM And $15 per stop 5-6 stops per week. Benefits : Average over $1100 weekly Consistent schedule Medical/Dental/Prescription Plan Qualif...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Driver on this account will move freight regionally for a single customer, making deliveries to stores in an 8-state area. This a very labor intense job all hand unload at stops. Stops pay $13 dollars and $100 per trailer. .38 CPM average week is around $ 1080. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and time off. Drivers are home most ...
We are currently in need of class a driver for a dedicated local account. Local position running in the New England area and NY NJ must be willing to do the borough’s of NY. Driver on this account will make dedicated deliveries for a single customer within a 250-mile radius of North Hatfield. The best part about our dedicated driving jobs is the consistency we offer in delivery, schedule, pay and...
Drivers in this job will move containers regionally, picking up and delivering containers to various rail ramps in the Midwest and Chicagoland area. You'll enjoy the consistent, hassle-free delivery that comes with our intermodal trucking jobs. Plus, drivers are home weekly with two days off per week and enjoy projected average of earnings of $48,000-$58,000 per year. Benefits : Average over $10...
Automotive Technician B level experience ASE not required, Volkswagen or Audi experience perferred Must have own tools. Must have a clean drivers license. Able to diagnose and repair vehicles. Must have a positive attitude and able to work as a team....
Logistics Manager The Logistics Manager is responsible for analyzing company’s transportation matrix to develop cost savings strategies and work with the Director of Logistics and appropriate providers to achieve established targets and goals. Review and approval of freight bills. Perform analysis of domestic and international freight bills and payment history to determine opportunities for addi...
Class A Driver WANTED to run in the Western 11. Regional drivers are out 5-7 days with 36 to 48 hours at home (3 out of 4 weekends). Extra pay for multiple stops. Annual bonus paid for accident free driving. Excellent health, dental and life insurance coverage for drivers. 401K opportunity and paid vacation after 1 year of service. To qualify for these positions drivers must have a clean MVR and f...
Driver will be moving rail containers within a 300-mile radius of the Kansas City ramp. You'll enjoy the consistent, hassle-free delivery that comes with our intermodal trucking jobs. Most J.B. Hunt drivers have easy access in and out of the rail yards, minimizing downtime and getting you back on the road faster. Plus, this regional job gets you home weekly for resets and offers projected annual e...

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