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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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DRIVER/SALES ON BOARS HEAD DELIVERY TRUCK. 4 DAYS A WEEK....
Dedicated Team Route to the Pacific Northwest $8,000 Sign-on Bonus 50 CPM- up to $144,000 or MORE Home Weekly Average 6,000 miles/week Great Benefits, including Medical, Dental & Vision If you do not have a Team Partner.We can Team you up....
Class A CDL Driver with a minimum of 3 YRS OTR and 2 of must be FLATBED 3 weeks Training provided for special GLASS Commodity Western Runs plus Canada I-5 Runs...
Job Description: Adecco is currently assisting a local client seeking an experienced WAREHOUSE FORKLIFT / TOWMOTOR OPERATOR in Clyde, OH for a long-term temporary to hire job opportunity. FORKLIFT / TOWMOTOR OPERATOR positions require candidates to drive within the warehouse, moving product, and loading/unloading trailers. If you meet the qualifications below please Apply Now! Responsibilities for...
Job Description -Freight Billing Clerk/Dispatcher Primary Job Responsibilities (Freight Billing): · Prepare invoices daily and ensure the accuracy of all charges. · Achieve goals established by corporate office relative to timeliness and accuracy of all billing. · Build and maintain solid work relationships with all levels of staff and management. · Ensure reconciliations are completed on all proj...
Job Description Dispatcher JOB SUMMARY: The purpose of this position is to coordinate and direct the movement of trucks and freight in order to make pickups and deliveries in an efficient and timely manner. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS · Records and allocates all requests for delivery and pickup within established territories among the available drivers. · Consolidates freight orders into truckloads for sp...
CDL A and 6 months OTR experience Predictable Home Time Pet Policy, Late Model Equipment-average age 2 years, $1k per week...
We are a Metro Atlanta based generator services company that has an opening for a Service Coordinator. The Duties of the job: · Effectively schedule and reschedule customers and technicians using computer software · Responsible for proper and accurate routing to ensure technicians are routed within certain proximity of their next job · Effectively communicate with customers throughout the complete...
Class A CDL Driver must live with in 50 miles of Nashville TN 3 to 6 months driving Experience Drive a Newer truck running Solo Driver earns a Min of $1000 per week and still be Home couple times per week. Sounds like the ideal job for you.???...
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Description: Position Description: Working in Operations at UnitedHealth Group is one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. If it sounds too good to be true, consider this: Through our fa...
Description: Job Summary Responsible for conducting daily vehicle inspections and providing professional, safe and timely transportation of clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical facilities. Essential Job Functions 1. Conducts daily vehicle inspections. 2. Picks up and transport clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical facilities. 3. Comp...
Description: Job Summary Responsible for conducting daily vehicle inspections and providing professional, safe and timely transportation of clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical facilities. Essential Job Functions 1. Conducts daily vehicle inspections. 2. Picks up and transport clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical facilities. 3. Comp...
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Driver Must live within 100 miles of York PA Experienced or Recent Graduates This Dedicated position hauls 100% no-touch freight for the largest manufacturer of heavyweight motorcycles in the world. You will average 2,400 – 2,800 miles per week traveling east of the Mississippi....
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