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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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Manage the day-to-day execution of customer vendor managed inventory (VMI). Direct accountability for service improvements in assigned VMI customers with emphasis on inventory turns, replenishment and fulfillment. Lead the collaboration effort among the customer, demand planning, sales, distribution centers and sales finance to effectively manage inventory and forecast accuracy. Identify and imple...
Johnson & Johnson companies are equal opportunity employers. CONTRACT AND PERFORMANCE ANALYST-0257140508 Description Johnson & Johnson is currently recruiting for Contract and Performance Analyst. This position will be based in Raritan, NJ. Johnson & Johnson, through its operating companies, is the world’s most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a prov...
Manage the day-to-day execution of customer vendor managed inventory (VMI). Direct accountability for service improvements in assigned VMI customers with emphasis on inventory turns, replenishment and fulfillment. Lead the collaboration effort among the customer, demand planning, sales, distribution centers and sales finance to effectively manage inventory and forecast accuracy. Identify and imple...
Spartan, a TrueBlue company, specializes in staffing for manufacturing and logistics industries. Our business is all about opportunity. Guided by our values, we pride ourselves on our commitment to creating opportunities for your success. When you join the Spartan team, we’ll use your skills & attributes to place you in a job that matches your preferences. We are currently hiring Forklift Drivers...
The Kurt J. Lesker Company is a dynamic, rapidly growing manufacturer and distributor of thin film deposition systems and components for the vacuum technology market. With locations across North America, Europe, and Asia, we are a global supplier to industries, universities, and government laboratories. Our products and technologies are used for various research and production applications, includ...
Hajoca Corporation is the nation’s largest privately held wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and industrial supplies. The company has more than 350 locations across the United States and carries the premier product lines in its industry. Hajoca Corporation is the nation’s largest privately held wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating and air-conditioning, industrial pipes-valves-fitting...
Manage the day-to-day customer order fulfillment through the generation and utilization of reports to communicate product availability issues and recovery to customer service team, sales and the customer. Support on-time delivery and identify and resolve transportation issues and preset appointments for customers. Lead cross-functional communication with distribution centers, carriers, logistics,...
Manage the day-to-day customer order fulfillment through the generation and utilization of reports to communicate product availability issues and recovery to customer service team, sales and the customer. Support on-time delivery and identify and resolve transportation issues and preset appointments for customers. Lead cross-functional communication with distribution centers, carriers, logistics,...
Why Halliburton? How about global opportunities, interesting work within small cohesive teams, extensive training, and the opportunity to take your career wherever you want it to GO, with all the support and stability of a truly global organization. With more than 72,000 employees in approximately 80 countries, Halliburton is one of the largest and most respected energy services companies in the i...
Employment Opportunity Transportation Planner I Department of Land Use, Planning, & Development $39,000 - $63,000 salary range (Grade C11) 37.5 Hour Position with a full benefit package Apply By: Monday, August 28, 2014 @ 5:00 p.m. GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESProvide professional/technical transportation planning support to for planning processes throughout the County, collaboratingwith internal and e...
At PepsiCo Chicago, our Order Management Coordinator (OMC) is an excellent entry point into the Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade Supply Chain organization. We believe that people are our greatest resource and PepsiCo is committed to individual development and career growth for all employees. Candidate's who begin their career with PepsiCo in the Customer Service organization will have the opportuni...
At PepsiCo Chicago, our Order Management Coordinator (OMC) is an excellent entry point into the Quaker, Tropicana, and Gatorade Supply Chain organization. We believe that people are our greatest resource and PepsiCo is committed to individual development and career growth for all employees. Candidate's who begin their career with PepsiCo in the Customer Service organization will have the opportuni...
Job Purpose: Parks and retrieves vehicles by greeting customers; giving directions or driving vehicles to parking spaces; collecting parking fees; protecting vehicles; maintaining parking lot. Duties: * Plans shift work by reviewing available parking spaces. * Greets customers by welcoming them to parking lot; explaining fees and requirements; issuing receipts; answering questions. * Fills parking...
The Route Logistics Analyst position within Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is responsible for the flawless execution of the Specialized Dispatch Operations process while ensuring location costs and productivity targets are achieved. Given the role and its responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate proactively, positively, and concisely with their location tea...
The Route Logistics Analyst position within Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is responsible for the flawless execution of the Specialized Dispatch Operations process while ensuring location costs and productivity targets are achieved. Given the role and its responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate proactively, positively, and concisely with their location tea...
JOB TITLE: Assoc II, Warehouse Ops At Cardinal Health, we're developing the innovative products and services that make healthcare safer and more productive. Join a growing, global company genuinely committed to making a difference for our customers and communities. Function: Operations Family: Warehouse Operations What Warehouse Operations contributes to Cardinal Health Warehouse Operations is res...
Company Confidential Lake Forest, IL, 60045
Manage projections received from domestic and international customers. Forecast stock items needs based on sales history and preseason orders. Work with VP of Sales/Operations on placing orders with factories. Prepare international shipping documentation...
The Route Logistics Analyst position within Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is responsible for the flawless execution of the Specialized Dispatch Operations process while ensuring location costs and productivity targets are achieved. Given the role and its responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate proactively, positively, and concisely with their location tea...
The Route Logistics Analyst position within Pepsi Beverages Company (PBC) is responsible for the flawless execution of the Specialized Dispatch Operations process while ensuring location costs and productivity targets are achieved. Given the role and its responsibilities, the successful candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate proactively, positively, and concisely with their location tea...
Needs CDL Class A Drivers for a team route. DOT requirements are to be complied with. Must to able to interact with customer and help handle issues that may arise. Drivers leave Sunday around 5:00 am and return Tuesday between 9:00 & 10:00 pm Return and leave times may very due to inclement weather or high volume of orders or truck/trailer issues. Holidays also affect times leaving and returning....
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