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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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Plastipak is currently hiring individuals who thrive in a fast-paced work environment. We are looking for candidates with a good Safety record and who put Safety first! This position is responsible for the movement and storage of finished goods as well as loading product for customer orders. Individual is required to frequently stop to get off the tow motor to label units. Other duties such as sca...
Wald Imports is looking for a purchasing and Inventory Control Analyst. Responsibilities: - Maintaining products in our system - Analyzing and reordering inventory - Receiving Inventory into our system - Communicating with factories Requirements: - Strong Excel skills a MUST. - Experience with Winsol very helpful - Experience in Floral, Gift, Independent/Chain Grocery, or Gourmet Foods Industries...
Continental Express, Inc. Fort Worth, TX, 76101
Hiring CDL-A Drivers to work Intra-State & Inter-State routes. Benefits: 45 CPM-All Miles Per Load/Wk Rev Minimum Additional .03CPM Incentive Pay $500 Hiring Incentive Paid Wkly w/ Direct Deposit Health/Dental/Life Paid Vacation/Paid Holiday For more information Call Rick 817-744-7906 Call Dave at 1-800-497-2100 Weekday evenings. Weekends - 937-726-3994. Or apply online at www.ceioh.com...
Driver would be responsible for deliveries to homes, farms and commercial accounts. CDL Class B, tanker, air brakes, HazMat. Position is full time with benefits (health, dental, 401K). Email resume to: ***** and put Rives Junction in the subject line, or apply at the office of Avery Oil & Propane, 3700 Rives Eaton Road, Rives Junction, MI 49277, between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:...
Driver would be responsible for deliveries to homes, farms and commercial accounts. CDL Class B, tanker, air brakes, HazMat. Position could be seasonal, or possible full time. Full time position would include benefits (health, dental, 401K). Email resume to: ***** and put Mason in the subject line, or apply at the office of Avery Oil & Propane, 402 North Street, Mason, MI 48854, b...
Company Confidential Kansas City, MO, 64132
TRAILER TECHNICIANS-JOB DESCRIPTION WORK HOURS-MONDAY THRU FRIDAY 8AM TO 5PM Experienced and self-motivated Trailer Technicians to perform work on bulk tanks, chemical tanks and food grade tanks. Job Summary Perform all tractor and trailer repair estimation diagnosis and correction following standard operating procedures. Completes routine rebuilds and replacements, makes best value and safety dec...
Looking for Box Trucks to Deliver Bottled Water COMPANY: King Courier We have the occasional need to deliver bottled water. Some is 5 Gallon bottles, some is cases of bottled water. Stops in SF and close together, deliver 3-5 units per stop. Should take 8 hours or less, not a lot of miles. Looking to sub the whole thing out. Please include a rough idea of what you would like to charge. Must have M...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
PAC Stainless is a national distributor of stainless steel tubular products and other industrial supply materials. The company provides a stable, positive and customer-service focused business culture. This salaried position is typically performed during a standard work week. Employees enjoy medical, dental, vision and 401K benefit programs. Functional Responsibilities Support, facilitate and deve...
Company Confidential Kalamazoo, MI
Manufacturer in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek area. has an opening for a Purchasing Coordinator. Responsibilites include: Coordinate activities involved with procuring goods and services for the organization. Supplier analysis and development. Maintain cost reduction programs. Set up new suppliers to include supplier files, support documentation, new vendor set up in SAP and additional supplier set up a...
NICHOLS is seeking an experienced and skilled warehouse worker for our 2nd shift operation. Qualified candidates must have warehouse experience in order picking, palletizing and shipping, RF gun, forklift and pallet jack experience. This position requires prior shift experience and a stable work history. We offer a competitive wage and benefits program, including a 401k plan. Great opportunity for...
If you thrive in a fast-paced environment and like to keep busy, BPI of Carrollton could be a fit for you! We are looking for an enthusiastic team player to join our client staff today. *Full Time 8:30AM - 5:30PM M-F (1hr lunch) *Minimum prior work experience of 2 years with the same company *Must work out of our Carrollton-based production facility *Must be able to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis...
Harrisburg, NC Distribution warehouse is looking for Order Pullers. 2nd shift & 3rd Shift Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. OFF DAYS: Monday and Friday Warehouse Associates are responsible for loading, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting of products into and out of a distribution center, warehouse or cross dock. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other...
Harrisburg, NC Distribution warehouse is looking for Order Pullers. 2nd shift & 3rd Shift Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. OFF DAYS: Monday and Friday Warehouse Associates are responsible for loading, unloading, sorting, staging and transporting of products into and out of a distribution center, warehouse or cross dock. Individuals in this position must work cooperatively with other...
Debbie's Staffing is looking for experienced Forklift Operators to fill multiple positions in Harrisburg NC. Positions range from long term temporary to temp to hire. Immediate Forklift Operator Positions Harrisburg, NC Distribution warehouse is looking for experienced FL operators. Operators must be able to pull orders, load trucks in a fast paced warehouse environment. Please apply within! Forkl...
Company Confidential Merrimack, NH, 03054
Warehouse Manager in Merrimack, NH A shipping company located in Merrimack, NH is looking for a knowledgeable Warehouse Manager. Duties Include: * Recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees. * Achieving productivity objectives by coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results. * Completes warehouse operational requirements by schedu...
Description: Guest Services Duties: Duties are various, including driving hotel shuttle van, checking guests in, giving directions, etc.;however, the most important function of job is Customer Service Skills. The perfect person for this will posses these qualities and must be able to multi-task by welcoming and greeting guests whether in the van or at the front desk. Must be a team player and cont...
JOB DESCRIPTION Position: Warehouse Supervisor Department: Receiving Reports to: DC Director JOB SUMMARY In additional to fulfilling the daily work assignments for the facility, the DC Supervisor will have specific responsibility for an assigned department where they will work as a member of the management team ensuring that department goals are met in a manner that promotes the facilities standar...
Redmon's Towing is looking for light, Medium, and Heavy duty towing, recovery, and transport drivers. We are willing to train the right person for the position. We are a very busy company and have several positions open across first, second, and third, shifts. Drivers should be personable, courteous, and have some type of mechanical ability. This job will have plenty of overtime and benefits and g...
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