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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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Assistant Fleet Maintenance Coordinator Position Position Overview: Fowler Management Services, Inc. is seeking an administrative professional to coordinate processing of work orders for in-house mechanic shop that services vehicle and equipment for a large contractor operation. Ideal candidates will have superior attention to detail, organizational and computer skills. Education/Experience: H...
General Maintenance Associate Full - Time Shifts Ensuring a large distribution center (typically from .5 MM to 1.5MM sf) and distribution related equipment is maintained to ensure an efficient, orderly, safe work environment. Duties include: Preventative Maintenance execution Painting Lift equipment batter changing Special maintenance projects Basic carpentry, plumbing & electrical (not re...
Potential commitment leads to achievement What is our greatest competitive advantage? Our behind the scenes associates! Our fast-paced, high volume environment inspires growth, recognizes dedication and rewards achievement. In our Distribution Centers, it's not just our product that's on the move - our people are, too! Career opportunities: General Maintenance Associate The Home Depot S...
BEST IN CLASS PRODUCT / BEST IN CLASS DRIVER CLASS A CDL GOOD WORK ETHIC CUSTOMER FOCUSED FOR NORTHERN HASEROT/COLUMBUS, OH WE PROVIDE: IMMEDIATE OPPORTUNITY NO OVERNIGHT RUNS COMPETITIVE HOURLY PAY RATE COMPREHENSIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE PLEASE SEND OR FAX RESUME TO OUR MAIN OFFICE: NORTHERN HASEROT “Ohio’s Leading Independent Foodservice Distributor” Westbelt Drive Columbus, OH 43228 A...
Responsible for day to day activities of directing, controlling and coordinating all phases of the Warehouse and Distribution operations. Liaison between distribution center and sales center management to ensure timely and accurate deliveries in an efficient and cost effective manner. - Manage execution of day to day Distribution Center operations (both Distribution and Warehouse) within parameter...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Manage daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members as required to meet the demands of the business. - Ensure facility is compliant with all company and OSHA safety requirements. - Proven ability to meet deadlines...
The Transportation Supervisor will also be responsible for supervision of the employees in the shipping and receiving department. Responsible for supervision and scheduling of transport drivers or common carriers transporting finished goods to sales centers. Job Responsibility • Ensure/manage replenishment distribution to the WBU is effective, productive and timely. • Review, monitor and addres...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center with a case volume of 18+ million. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Manage daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members as required to meet the demands of the business. - Ensure facility is compliant with all company and OSHA safety requirements. ...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
The Inventory Control Supervisor is responsible for maintaining inventory system accuracy, data integrity, local level audit controls and inventory levels (DSI) to prevent product and/or raw material out-of-stocks. - Supervise daily counts of full goods/raw materials. - Supervise weekly counts of ancillary items. - Assist in reconciliation of inventory variances of full goods/raw materials/anci...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto ...
Are you ready to join a great warehouse team? If you answered YES!, then Coca-Cola Refreshments wants YOU. We are seeking individuals to pull various Coca-Cola products from our warehouse to build specific orders onto pallets. We are looking for individuals that ENJOY working in a fast pace warehouse. Responsible for pulling orders based on pick ticket to accurately build orders for loading onto d...
The goals for this role will be to organize, grow, manage and motivate the Market Unit Field function teams, develop and implement processes to enhance cross-enterprise integration. This leader will directly lead the Market Unit's Distribution Center Leads with accountability for Delivery, Warehousing and DSD planning, Customer Service, DOT & Regulatory Compliance, OSHA, Labor Negotiations & Produ...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
HOME TIME? HOW DOES 20 DAYS OUT, 10 AT HOME SOUND? Experienced Teams Call For Details! 866-944-3181 Miles. Freight. Home Time. A Simple Decision. At CRST, our new “20/10” program assigns 3 drivers from the same metro area to a truck. While the other 2 drivers are out on the road, you’re enjoying the comforts of home. After 10 days, you relieve one of your partners and hit the road. 10 days late...
Business development efforts focused in the Transportation market. Sales and marketing of transportation construction management and inspection services in the tri-state area (PA, NJ, DE) as well as quality assurance bridge fabrication inspection services nationally. Duties will include identifying and developing opportunities and leads; preparing proposals; developing project teams; presentations...
Pennoni Associates is seeking a mid-level engineer to join the Transportation Division in either our Pittsburgh, PA office or our Uniontown, PA office. The ideal candidate would be working with senior engineering staff on a wide variety of oil and gas related projects, PennDOT projects and others. Initial duties may include performing/leading workload efforts with road monitoring, performing video...
Job functions to include Microstation drafting and design of transportation infrastructure projects. Projects to include simple transportation grading plans; erosion and sediment control; hydrology and drainage calculations; water and sanitary sewer utility layout, MOT plans and geometry. Functions will require a basic knowledge of all engineering principles, such as calculations and profiling; st...

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