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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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Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Perform mostly planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations Spends at least 50% of time planning a designated area Plan loads with Drivers/Trucks Resolve load targets and ensure on time delivery Work with other Terminal ECT members regarding any drivers special needs May also perform duties of Driver Leader: Fuel...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Full-Time City Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and delivery of freight from numerous commercial and residential customers on a given route. City 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-Mat...
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Position Description: POM Wonderful is a dynamic, fast-growing company dedicated to creating a global business based on the healthfulness of pomegranates. This vertically integrated organization is the worldwide leader in fresh California pomegranates and various pomegranate-based products, including its 100% pomegranate juices and innovative juice blends that are sold in an iconic double-bubble b...
Primary purpose of this postition: Monitor and maintain petroleum inventories, schedule and dispatch loads to transport drivers. Provide excellent customer service by preventing run outs at stores while meeting needs of Petroleum Supply Management department. Essential functions include but are not limited to: Monitor and maintain petroleum inventories at all Sheetz stores Schedule loads to stores...
Distribution Center Operations Manager Position Description-The Distribution Center Operations Manager shall be responsible for all Sales and Operations within the Central Warehouse and all of it components. Specific responsibilities to include; personnel, inventory management, receiving and shipping, expense, transportation, maintenance and WMS Implementation. This position is located in Doswell,...
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 geoth...
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 Transports patients of all ages to and from all sub-sections of the Imaging Department and all other areas of the hospital in a friendly, professional and ethical manner. Maintains transport equipment. Transport pediatric patients with the attendance of nursing personnel. May be crossed trained to perform clerical and film file room duties. Must be able to walk for extended periods. St...
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...
We are currently recruiting for a Purchasing Agent near Downers Grove, IL. Two to three years of experience in a buyer, purchasing, or scheduler role is required. You will be responsible for coordinating activities involved with procuring goods and services such as raw materials, mechanical components, equipment, tools, parts and supplies. Bachelor’s Degree is a must to be considered for the posit...
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, m...
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...
Purchasing Assistant Job in Carlsbad, CA Ajilon Professional Staffing is currently seeking candidates for an immediate temporary to direct hire Purchasing Assistant job in Carlsbad, CA. This is an entry level temporary to direct hire opportunity with our client, a leading global manufacturer. The pay will be between $18-$22/hr. This is an opportunity to work for a vibrant company with tons of grow...
Purchasing Specialist in San Francisco, CA Ajilon has an immediate opening for a temporary Purchasing Specialist at one of its top clients in San Francisco. Easily accessible by all forms of public transit, this position at a well-known cosmetics company offers the opportunity to work in an exciting, engaging office environment, which values customer service above all. The ideal candidate for the...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Procurement Analyst/ Entry Level Buyer job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Supply Chain Management and interest in growing within the supply chain field. Qualified candidate will have advanced skills in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Procurement Analyst/ Buyer...
We are currently recruiting to hire an Inventory Planner job in Houston, TX. Candidates should have five to ten years experience as a planner and 2-4 years of purchasing experience. The Inventory Planner will be responsible for planning replenishment requirements in accordance with branch needs, creating a replenishment team to meet customer service and inventory control goals and verifying freigh...
Our client, a manufacturing company in Newark NJ, is looking for a Logistics Coordinator to join their group on a temporary basis. The Logistics Coordinator position requires experience with international customer service! This individual will provide support for the sales department, working closely with sales reps to fill incoming orders. Responsibilities: - Providing exceptional customer servic...
An Assistant Buyer Job in Upper Marlboro, MD is currently available courtesy of Ajilon Professional Staffing. You will be responsible for maintaining product replenishment from vendors and suppliers for one of the largest distributors in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The ideal candidate will have over two years experience in inventory management and replenishment, maintenance of vendor relationships, a...
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