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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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Quality Inspector will inspect, test, sort machined, fabricated, or assembled parts or products for defects, wear, and deviations from specifications and may use precision measuring instruments and complex test equipment. Job Requirements Must have 2+ year of experience with mechanical inspection of complex precision machined components, both milled and turned parts, in a variety of metals Must...
In-Valley Shuttle Driver - FT /Winter/Seasonal - Kirkwood, CA Job Summary: Kirkwood's Transportation Team is looking to hire full-time and part-time In-Valley Shuttle Drivers at Kirkwood Mountain Resort. The Shuttle Driver transports guests from various locations throughout the valley safely and securely while answering any and all Kirkwood Mountain questions. This is a very guest service-orient...
Come grow with us as a Senior Transportation Manager in one of our state of the art facilities! You are detail oriented and able to manage multiple priorities. Engage with us as you will collaborate with many diverse people and perspectives. Lead with us as you utilize your skills in generating many different reports. Be a part of the united values and collaborative culture at Kellogg! WHAT WILL ...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
Local trucking company looking for a full time , year-round, class A, CDL driver. Home every night. Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance, plus employer matched 401k, and paid vacations and holidays. Candidates must have a minimum 1 year tractor-trailer experience. E-mail resume to; *****, or fax resume to 262-495-6224, Attn: Scott You may apply in person at: S&R Eg...
TRUCK DRIVER - CDL DRIVER - LINEHAUL DRIVER - CDL CLASS A DRIVER PITT OHIO, a $430 million, high service, highly profitable, transportation solutions provider offering SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, LTL and TRUCKLOAD services is seeking a Class A Line Haul Driver at our Chicago, IL Terminal. PITT OHIO has received countless safety, service, and carrier of the year awards and our highly acclaimed Safety D...
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...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Co...
General Summary: You will provide a transportation/logistics support function to Family Dollar's Distribution Centers and Stores to positively impact profitability. You will also manage the company delivery process to ensure merchandise arrives at the stores in a timely and efficient manner meeting Family Dollar quality standards. You will also manage the rolling assets of the company, supervise ...
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Export /Import Traffic Coordinator If you have experience processing export / import air and ocean shipments as a member of a freight forwarder or NVOCC firm, have a great attitude, have demonstrated the ability to process shipments accurately and timely, maintained high customer satisfaction, and would like to enjoy the rewards of being in a fast growth, high energy company, then this job may be...
Summary Super Micro Computer, Inc. is currently seeking a Buyer/Planner who is energetic and detail-oriented to support our fast growing organization. This position will be a member of the dynamic Purchasing team in the company’s headquarters located in San Jose, CA. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The Buyer/Planner’s responsibilities will include, but not limited to: Process purchase or...
Job Description Supports other Commodity Managers by performing the following tasks: § Gather required information for scheduling agreement changes § Complete paperwork, as required § Review various reports and take appropriate actions, as required § Complete contract renewals that do not require negotiations § Delivers direct material cost reduction § Mitigates “high risk” issues in assign...
Join Con-way Freight for the respect you deserve on day one and career opportunities moving forward. At Con-way Freight, our rewarding culture is built on teamwork and respect. Safety is our #1 core value, so we maintain a fleet which includes new Freightliner®Cascadia® tractors with state-of-the-art technology. Each is equipped with Drive Safe Systems™ (DSS) which alerts drivers to potential saf...
Supervise shipping, receiving and warehousing functions for Toro Micro Irrigation warehouses. Provide daily supervision of distribution employees for shipping, receiving, and related activities in accordance with company procedures, governmental regulations. Supervise operations and inventory of internal and external MIB storage areas and warehouses. Duties and Responsibilities: Supervises and d...
Date:Nov 20, 2014 Location: New Castle, DE, US Company Overview: American Copper & Brass, LLC is a recognized leader in the plumbing and heating distribution business. Recognized by our growing customer base and our vendors. Our geographic thrust is primarily the Midwest and Eastern States with locations in Michigan, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Delaware.The products we specialize in are as f...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Operations Manager - Small Truck Fleet New Philadelphia, OH Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Apply Apply Operations Manager - Small Truck Fleet New Philadelphia, OH Full-Time $50,000 - $90,000 Apply Job Details If you are an experienced Operations Manager and you have managed a small fleet of trucks,...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Title: Inventory & Packaging Technician Location: Newtown, PA Reports to: Manager of Fulfillment Services Compensation: $10/hour Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Duration: Temporary to FT Permanent Hire Mission We are seeking an individual to join our fulfillment services team. This person will be responsible for supporting the assembly, packaging and shipping of our product. Position Responsi...

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