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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a CDL Driver - Class B in Montgomeryville, PA. Earn $14.00 to $16.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40+ hours per week. The days of the week will vary, with days of Monday - Sunday and the daily hours will be between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM. D...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has multiple job opportunities available for you: Our client is seeking Warehouse Workers for various warehouse positions in Orlando, FL. Earn $8.25 to $14.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work a flexible schedule Monday - Friday consisting of hours between 8:00 AM - 8:30 PM. Must be flexible to wor...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Buyer in Coatesville, PA. Earn $21.00 per hour at this full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40+ hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Job Description: Manage the procurement cycle from purchase order to payment of invoice Coordinate wit...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Delivery Assurance Coordinator in Coatesville, PA. Earn $28.00 per hour at this full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40+ hours per week, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Job Description: Responsible for ensuring supplier commitments are captured a...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Driver to work in Carnegie, PA. Earn $12.00 to $14.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Job Description: Drive box truck Requirements: Must have previous driving experience Must...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Fleet Maintenance Manager - Trucking Hershey, PA Full-Time $60,000 - $90,000 Apply Apply Fleet Maintenance Manager - Trucking Hershey, PA Full-Time $60,000 - $90,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Maintenance Manager - Fleet Trucking and Lift experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us 1. Industry...
Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL – Dedicated Refrigerated Run, Great Home Time and Pay! Call Today: 866- 895-0289 Sign-On Bonus, please call for details!!! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to run miles, make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this Dedicated Run in our refrigerated division, you wi...
Truck Drivers – CLASS A CDL Home Weekly PLUS 7 Day Planner! At Swift Transportation we know that it is really important that as an experienced Class A CDL truck driver, you need to make money and spend quality home time with your family. With this opportunity you will earn a great pay and be home weekly!! We currently have a very limited amount of openings for this Driver job. To be eligible, you...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Minivan or SUV Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Gautier, Pascagoula, Ocean Springs area for same day deliveries of auto parts. Experience with a scanner is a plus. *MUST OWN reliable minivan or SUV. No other vehicle will be considered. Fuel efficiency is a plus. MUST live in or near Gautier...
Couriers Delivery Drivers needed with Car and Part Time Truck Driver Needed COMPANY: Beaver Express Inc Courier company is looking for full and part time drivers for On-Demand courier service. Use your own car, must be small and gas efficient. We also have opening for part time truck driver; if have CDL is a plus but not necessary. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Locati...
Great Opportunity for Experienced Metro Denver Courier w/OWN VEHICLE COMPANY: Denver Boulder Couriers DBC has room for 1 or 2 drivers. Must have experience. Send resume/ job history. Look for driver - delivery - Independent Contractors with Own Delivery Vehicle: Car, Minivan, SUV, Cargo Van or Truck. Please respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Denver, CO Type: Inde...
Scott Logistics Corp. is an established, stable and rapidly growing third-party logistics company providing quality transportation services. We have an immediate opening for an experienced Intermodal Dispatcher in our Atlanta , GA office. Intermodal Dispatcher Responsibilities: · Pro Manage and track company owned and leased intermodal equipment. Provide outstanding customer service by giving accu...
CDL Furniture Delivery Driver Job Summary: The qualified candidate for this position will make deliveries to W.B. Mason customers with a focus on timeliness and customer service. The Furniture Delivery Driver will off-load materials at each stop, deliver and place products to the customer’s specifications. If you are a motivated self-starter and are interested in learning more about joining our gr...
OFFICE SUPPLY DELIVERY DRIVER Summary: Makes deliveries to WB Mason customers with a focus on timeliness and customer service. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Makes timely deliveries to customers – placing items to customer specification Ensures correct items are off-loaded at each stop Develops and maintains outstanding working relationships with customers Plans and carries out daily route...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Senior Buyer Dallas, TX; Charlotte, NC Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Apply Senior Buyer Dallas, TX; Charlotte, NC Full-Time $100,000 - $130,000 Apply Job Details Our client is a publically traded 200+ Store Retail Chain that seeks and experienced Home Goods Sr. Buyer! *Must be willing to relocate to Dal...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Retail Planner Pasadena, CA; Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $65,000 - $90,000 Apply Apply Retail Planner Pasadena, CA; Los Angeles, CA Full-Time $65,000 - $90,000 Apply Job Details Growing retailer seeks to add to it's Merchandise Planning team! What You Will Be Doing - Managing the OTB for categories under your r...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Softlines Buyer Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA Full-Time $60,000 - $90,000 Apply Apply Softlines Buyer Seattle, WA; San Francisco, CA Full-Time $60,000 - $90,000 Apply Job Details If you are a Softlines Apparel Buyer with Corporate Retail experience, please read on! What you need for this position: - Bachelor...
Neopost USA markets its Neopost and Hasler brands of mailing and shipping solutions throughout the United States via dealers and direct-sales channels. The company, headquartered in Milford, CT, supplies technologically advanced solutions for mailing, folding/inserting and addressing as well as logistics management and traceability. Neopost USA also offers a full range of services, including consu...
Our client is currently hiring for an Entry Level Procurement/Analyst Buyer job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for the role you must have a BA in Supply Chain or related field, have a "can do" attitude, and willing to work in a fun, fast paced environment with versatility and room for growth. This is a great company with competitive compensation. The responsibilities of...
Our client is currently seeking an amazing candidate to fill a Director of Purchasing job in the northern Chicago suburbs. In order to be considered for this role, you must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of experience working in the Supply Chain industry. This is a great company in a great area, with great compensation and benefits. The responsibilities of the Director of Purchasing...
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