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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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Pilot/Escort Drivers Oil and Gas construction company based in Ellenboro, WV hiring Pilot/ Escort Drivers, CDL not required. Driving experience and clean driving record a must. Call 304-869-3799 provided by The Parkersburg News & Sentinel...
LKQ 250 AUTO Is looking for a Sales Person to work the Retail Sales Counter. Apply at: LKQ 250 Auto 152 State Route 250 Harrisville, OH 43974 provided by The Martins Ferry Times-Leader...
PARK CONSTRUCTION has openings for Class A CDL drivers. Top pay/per diem. Call Dave @ 763-286-2376 or dlindberg@park constructionco.com. EEO/AA provided by The Minot Daily News...
Description CLERK MATERIALS MANAGEMENT In accordance with established policies, procedures, and standards issues, prepares, and distributes equipment and supplies. Ensures that all supply locations are stocked and maintained in a safe and efficient manner Ensures all equipment handling, preparation, and distribution is maintained in a safe and efficient manner Ensures a safe and efficient wor...
Description Verifies incoming merchandise. Prepares all outgoing shipments and maintains accurate files. Enter receipts in computer Responsible for shelving of stock items. Investigates and solves receiving discrepancies. Maintains storeroom in a clean and orderly manner. Qualifications High School graduate preferred. One year hospital warehouse experience required....
Description Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
CDL B STRAIGHT TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED Immediate Start Hourly and Benefits 847-439-9911 www.morantransportation.com...
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,...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: Distribution Center Manager The Distribution Center Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of a large scale supply chain operation. The DCM will provide overall direction and oversight i...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: JOB DESCRIPTION 3rd Shift - Forklift Operators Needed! Full-Time Positions Prior Experience Required. Our successful, reliable, fork lift operators enjoy a challenging, dynamic working environ...
KANE’s CPG logistics solutions include warehousing, final packaging and transportation services, powered by sophisticated technology to integrate and optimize your supply chain. Position Description: JOB DESCRIPTION Weekend Shift - Forklift Operators Needed! Full-Time Positions Prior Experience Required. Our successful, reliable, fork lift operators enjoy a challenging, dynamic working env...
Description SUMMARY: Responsible for handling all Shipping and Receiving duties and department deliveries. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with d...
Description The charge management coordinator will coordinate the management of the Infusion charge system, while integrating cost analysis with the charge system. Duties include maintaining the IMMS system, insuring the security of the inventory, establishing and maintaining the Pyxis system for supplies, complying with weekly cycle counts. Qualifications Minimum Education High School Level o...
JOB DESCRIPTION Responsible for performing the physical or administrative/physical tasks involved in the shipping, receiving, storing, and distributing of products, materials, parts, supplies and equipment. Unpacks and checks goods received against purchase orders or invoices, maintains records of received goods, rejecting unsatisfactory items where necessary. Lifts heavy items. Prepares and m...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Description: Position Description: Energize your career with one of Healthcare's fastest growing companies. You dream of a great career with a great company where you can make an impact and help people. We dream of giving you the opportunity to do just this. And with the incredible growth of our business, it's a dream that definitely can come true. Already one of the world's leading Healthcare ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
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Peavler Trucking, 909 S. Whittle, Olney, IL 618-395-1054, Needs Full-Time Drivers with Class A CDL for Local Routes, Assigned Trucks, No Slip-Seating. Health Ins., 401K Bonuses, Uniforms Provided....

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