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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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UTC Aerospace Systems is one of the world's largest suppliers of technologically advanced aerospace and defense products. We design, manufacture and service systems and components and provide integrated solutions for commercial, regional, business and military aircraft, helicopters and other platforms. We are also a major supplier to international space programs. In 2012, UTC Aerospace Systems wa...
RUAN Regional Drivers Based in St. Louis, MO $3000 Sign On Bonus! Earn up to $65,000 / Year, Free Medical Benefits Avail. Excellent 401K Plan, 11 Paid Holidays CDL-A w/1 yr. T/T Exp. Req'd 800-879-7826 www.ruan.com/jobs Dedicated to Diversity. EOE. (1938971)...
Drivers Top of the Food Chain We are hiring CDL A Drivers! SYGMA provides delivery services for some of the largest food chains in the country. We are looking for Delivery Drivers in Westborough to safely and efficiently transport and unload product for our customers. Our service excellence is driven by the dedicated Sygma employees who are constantly bringing our beliefs and values to life. About...
Class A CDL Delivery Driver (based out of Johnstown, CO) 4 day work week. Excellent benefits package. Apply at www.farner-bocken.com Physical and drug screen required. EOE...
Job Description: This Machine Operator Position Features: ? Fun Working Environment ? Great Schedule ? Excellent Compensation ? Great Pay to $25K Immediate need for Machine Operator seeking fun working environment, great schedule and excellent compensation. Hardworking, attention to detail and organized with time management skills. Great benefits. Apply for this great position as a assembler...
Description Intelligence. Creativity. Innovation. These are the things you'll find at DISH Network, the pioneer in television entertainment. We offer individualized career paths for driven, talented individuals who are ready to be rewarded and recognized. Supporting over 150 In-Home Services (IHS) offices across the country, the IHS organization encompasses thousands of talented and dedicated emp...
Discover career-defining opportunities at TimkenSteel. We are a modern-day startup company with nearly 100 years of steelmaking behind us. We manufacture some of the world’s cleanest alloy steel using state-of-the-art technologies to help customers push the bounds of what’s possible. And we rely on our core values – ethics and integrity, quality, innovation and independence – to create steel produ...
Large medical services company is looking for a strong contract-to-direct hire IT Procurement/Contracts Specialist to negotiate IT contracts and services, manage multiple vendors, licensing, etc. Requirements: Bachelors degree required; Masters of Business Administration preferred and at least 5 + years of experience in procurement and vendor management conducting RFPs and negotiating IT type con...
Ahern Rentals is looking for a Class A CDL driver to unload, load and transport general rental and high reach equipment from work sites and other branch locations. Incentive Package includes: · Competitive pay · Paid Vacation · Paid Holidays · 401k Retirement Plan · Benefits after the first of the month following 60 days will include: Medical, Dental, Vision & Life · Supplemental Insurance ...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Responsible and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. Function within the ISO/Team environment.  Safe operations of forklift and/or clamp truck in both the warehouse and production areas.  Unload raw materials and stack them in proper warehouse rows.  Remove finished goods from the production area and stack them in proper wareh...
Matheson is one of the most successful welding gas and supply companies in the midwest. We are currently seeking a talented individual to join our team as a: Warehouse Laborer II Sioux City, IA This position will receive, store, and distribute cylinders and merchandise within the establishment and onto distribution trucks by performing the following duties: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIE...
Famous Distribution is a family owned wholesale Distributor of HVAC, plumbing, industrial/pvf, and building products. Famous has been in business since 1933 and is growing!! Do you enjoy working in a fast paced environment and want to stay busy? If so, Famous has the position for you! We are looking for Associates to join our Distribution team in Sebring, OH. This location in Sebring is the supp...
Parts Customer Care Representative Privately owned, Crown Equipment Corporation, designs, manufactures, distributes and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value. Crown has a network of factory direct sales and service dealers (referred to as branches) doing business as Crown Lift Trucks. As one of the world’s largest lift truck manufacturers, Crown is focused...
Route Driver/Independent Contractor Needed with Cargo Van or Box Truck COMPANY: United States Cargo and Courier Service LLC 2nd acnt Average Commissions $55,000 Annually! US Cargo is a specialized regional courier and small package delivery company since 1972, headquatered in Columbus OH with locations in OH, PA and WV. We service many types of industries, such as pharmaceutical, auto parts and...
CSR is the preeminent space launch range technical services provider. Since 1988 CSR has provided the United States Air Force's 45th Space Wing an exclusive commitment to deliver technical and support services essential to Eastern Range operations at Cape Canaveral, Antigua Auxiliary Air Station and Ascension Auxiliary Air Field. CSR provides technical services required for the safe and timely lau...
Multinational oil and gas company is looking to hire a semi-truck driver (Class A CDL) in Dickinson, ND. If you have a Class A CDL license, a few years of experience, and are interested in learning new skills, this company wants you! Company offers a competitive hourly rate and the ability to earn significant overtime pay. Relocation assistance is also provided for individuals who do not currently...
Dedicated Route and Customer; Home Weekends (Joliet, IL) Minimum Requirements: 3 yrs tractor/trailer experience, Flatbed experience a plus. MUST have a stable work history. At least 23 yrs old. Excellent customer service skills. Good paperwork skills. MUST have Hazmat endorsement and experience. Clean MVR Job description: Joliet IL, based dedicated run-same delivery locations-customer. ...
Andrews Logistics – Los Angeles, CA Tanker Driver CDL Class A Andrews Logistics – Los Angeles, CA TANKER DRIVERS NEEDED Home Weekly! Paid Round Trip - loaded and empty Full Benefits, safety bonuses, and newer equipment Health/Dental/401K REQUIREMENTS: 2 years recent & verifiable Class A truck and trailer experience 12 months Tanker & Hazmat experience preferred Excellent Driving Record /...
MISSION PETROLEUM CARRIERS, INC. HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR CRUDE TANKERS HOME DAILY! Carrizo Springs, Corpus Christi, Cotulla, Gonzales, Helena, Pettus, Three Rivers & MORE! Earnings potential $80,000.00 plus annually. Previous Tanker / Crude Oil experience not required. Class A CDL with "X" endorsement is required. Minimum Driving Requirements are as follows: • one (1) year of verifiable ...

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