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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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NEWSPAPER DISTRIBUTORS WANTED - SIGNING BONUSES AVAILABLE. Become an independent contract distributor for the Daily Herald. Manage your own route. Hire your own help. Opportunity to grow. Signing bonus and gas stipends available on many routes. Pay rate is negotiable. Early morning hours, routes must be covered 7 day per week. Inquire today for details on the routes that are currently open. Email ...
CAB DRIVERS Average $100 per day Dan The Taxi Man, Must Pass Background Check, Clean Driving Record. Must be able to follow instructions. Absolutely No Phone Calls! Apply After Noon at 3650 NE 25th St. Ste. #9...
Rinchem is a global chemical logistics provider for industry-leading manufacturers within the semiconductor, chemical manufacturing, solar and defense industries. With over three decades of experience streamlining and optimizing chemical supply chains, Rinchem operates a global network of warehousing, transportation, freight forwarding and consulting locations in North America, Europe, the Middle ...
Description SUMMARY: Responsible for handling all Shipping and Receiving duties and department deliveries. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with d...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Director of Purchasing job in Glenview, IL. You must have five years of management experience in a purchasing capacity. Ideal candidate will have lubricants and/or chemical industry experience. This position is offering a competitive salary and benefits package. The Director of Purchasing job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Manage, train,...
Job ID EPM-00008579 Emerson Company Power & Water Solutions Country United States State/Province Pennsylvania City Pittsburgh Publish Start Date Aug 4 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Identify and drive implementation of relevant goals, objectives, and cost/process improvements to meet business objectives. Provide operational support and guidance for the PSG NALA Lo...
Overview External: Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geot...
Job ID ECRS-00000406 Emerson Company ClosetMaid Country United States State/Province Florida City Ocala Publish Start Date Jun 27 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description ClosetMaid, a business unit of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, is actively seeking an eCommerce Logistics Manager for our global headquarters in Ocala, Florida. The eCommerce Logistics Manager...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: Distribution Center Manager The Distribution Center Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a large scale supply chain operation. The DCM will provide overall direction and oversight i...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: JOB DESCRIPTION Weekend Shift - Forklift Operators Needed! Full-Time Positions Prior Experience Required. Our successful, reliable, fork lift operators enjoy a challenging, dynamic working env...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: JOB DESCRIPTION Forklift Operators Needed! Full-Time Positions Prior Experience Required. Our successful, reliable, fork lift operators enjoy a challenging, dynamic working environment directe...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: JOB DESCRIPTION 3rd Shift - Forklift Operators Needed! Full-Time Positions Prior Experience Required. Our successful, reliable, fork lift operators enjoy a challenging, dynamic working environ...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Part-Time Dockworkers with a CDL license. This position that involves the physical moving of freight into and out of trailers in a timely manner, by handling the freight manually, or using a forklift or hand truck. Forklift experience is not required but preferred.This position also involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and del...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Full-Time Road Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more service centers and then returning to the original domicile. Road Drivers must pass a DOT physical and successfully pass a road test. Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with Haz...
Sandwich Makers and Delivery Drivers wanted for JimmyJohns off Ramsey St. Apply at: *****...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Part-Time Dockworkers with a CDL license. This position that involves the physical moving of freight into and out of trailers in a timely manner, by handling the freight manually, or using a forklift or hand truck. Forklift experience is not required but preferred.This position also involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and del...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Full-Time Road Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more service centers and then returning to the original domicile. Road Drivers must pass a DOT physical and successfully pass a road test. Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with Haz...
UPS is accepting applications for full-time Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ability to operate a vehic...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...

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