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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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DRIVERS Crosby Trucking Service now hiring co. drivers & O/O. We have been growing & have added new equipment & tractors to our fleet. We service customers specializing in reefer, curtainside, & van freight. 95% of our drivers are home every weekend, paid weekly, & are eligible to receive a wide variety of bonus programs. We offer a complete benefit pkg that includes major medical, dental, & visi...
RECEIVING CLERK Operation of a mail room and receiving. Receive, verify, and distribute packages and college mail. Use of email, data entry, and work order program management. Requires High School graduate plus three years clerical experience. A High School equivalency diploma from the State Department of Education may be substituted for high school graduation. Computer literate. Good customer se...
Brenco/Amsted Rail has been changing lives and putting careers on the move for over 60 years. Come join a team where operational excellence, employee development, and continuous improvement are key success factors. Brenco located in Petersburg, Virginia, is the #1 US producer of tapered roller bearings in the railroad industry. Talented and motivated individuals will have the opportunity to do the...
Consolidated Metco (ConMet) is a leading manufacturer of components for the heavy truck industry. We design, engineer, and manufacture interior plastic components for the Heavy Truck market as well as aluminum castings, die castings, and proprietary wheel ends. SUMMARY: The Warehouse and Logistics Manager is responsible for the leadership of the warehouse and transportation processes for the com...
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...
ATK in Plymouth, MN is seeking a Buyer II. Headquartered in Plymouth, Minnesota, ATK Armament Systems is a leading innovator and producer of advanced weapons that provide the warfighter superior battlefield capabilities. The division specializes in creating low-cost, highly reliable and precise munitions for artillery and mortar systems and is a world leader in developing and producing tactical a...
ATK Aerospace is the world's top producer of solid rocket propulsion systems and a leading supplier of military and commercial aircraft structures. It also specializes in small and micro-satellites; satellite components and subsystems; lightweight space deployables and solar arrays; and low-cost, quick-to-market launch solutions; flares and decoys; and energetic materials and related technologies....
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in space. Job Description: ATK Aerospace Systems is currently recruiting for a Buyer at our Bacchus, UT location. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the...
ATK Aerospace Systems leads the industry in solid rocket propulsion systems, commercial and military aircraft, satellite components and subsystems, lightweight space deployables and solar arrays. We are constantly pushing the boundaries of our nation's capabilities in aerospace. ATK is currently recruiting for a Buyer position in our Clearfield, UT location. NOTE: This is a temporary project-lev...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...
About Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services and applications. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace with over 900,000 subscribers in North America and offerings to suit every budget. Hughes has shipped more than 4 mill...
Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money for helping people get around your town. Come build upon those entrepreneurial skills of yours to make over $20-35/hour driving your own car. Driving with Uber is a great way to earn cash whether you’re working part time, going to school, or seeking out an entry-level gig. What you need to know: MAKE GOOD MONEY: Make $20-35/hr and over $1200/week. FLE...

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