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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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Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
CDL licensed driver and tour guide: Pleasant personality, good people skills and interest in history. Training will be provided. Hours are flexible. Weekdays and weekends. .$12 to $15 an hour....
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
Staffmasters, Inc. has immediate openings for EXPERIENCED Forklift Operators / Material Handlers. We are looking to fill positions for our Concord based client. Shift will be 7:00 pm - 3:00 am, Ability to work flexible overtime hours is required. Starting wage is $14 per hour. Job Requirements: Experience using a forklift with a capacity of 6,000 - 10,000 lbs. Prefer experience with handling long...
-Supply Chain Management School (SCMS) Instructors Tec-Masters, Inc (TMI) is seeking supply chain management personnel as instructors for a Veterans Affairs Supply Chain Management (VASCM) contract to teach Supply Chain Management School (SCMS) courses to VA Logisticians. *Hiring is contingent upon contract award* 3.1 Certifications. Contractor staff shall have at least one of the following certif...
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe work...
SUMMARY OF POSITION: Responsible for the daily delivery and pickup of all packages in a neat, efficient, and friendly manner to the customer’s specifications. ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: This position reports to the Delivery Supervisor DIMENSIONS: Individual is responsible for truck and equipment maintenance and expenditures, and is required to assist in cost containment of departmental expendit...
Overview Responsibility for procurement administration, work process definition, and various supply chain analytics Specific Responsibilities The Supply Chain Associate will assist the Corporate Supply Chain Leadership group in areas of Procurement, Production Planning, Inventory Control, and/or Customer Service. - Analyze processes in a specific functional area for opportunity. - Development and...
Operates all parts of the processing and bottling departments. Including but not limited to the following: barrel dumping, liquid processing, glass cleaning, filling, capping, labeling, packing, stacking cases and appropriate quality checks Performs Start up checks and end of shift / line shutdown procedures. Ensures effective shift overlap. Monitors equipment for empty and full bottle quality iss...
Company: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. Division: SMS - Molecular Imaging Location: IL - Hoffman Estates Req ID: 132799 Position Title: Materials Support 2 Experience Level: Mid Level Education Required: Associates Degree or equivalent experience Travel Required: No Company Description: Siemens’ Healthcare Sector is one of the world's largest suppliers to the healthcare industry and a leader...
Offering trendy fashion accessories at great prices – that's our vision. It's a vision we've been implementing successfully since 1990. With our strong brands SIX, I AM and our own labels, we're represented in 39 countries worldwide. This makes beeline one of the largest international suppliers of fashion jewelry and accessories. Over 5,000 employees ensure that we continue to open new sales areas...
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the U.S. With over 7,000 branch offices worldwide, Enterprise ranks #1 in the Insurance Replacement Market with yearly revenues of over $10 billion. Enterprise Rent a Car in Cornelius has an opening for a Part Time Service Agent. The Service Agent cleans vehicles inside and out (vehicl...
STI-DAVDC-24 Hardware ENGR- Automotive ECUs, Microcontrollers, CANape- Michigan Location: Washington Township, MI Job Type: Permanent Category: Hardware Engineering Domain: Automotive Travel: Some travel may be required to the UK for training Job Summary/ Responsibilities: Engineer position include hardware to vehicle application attending and presentation information to the customer at design rev...
APPLY IN PERSON! We are seeking forklift operators with lumber yard experience. Candidate must have the following: *Ability to lift 50+lbs *Ability to work outside in the heat/cold *Forklift experience is a must *Lumber yard experience or similar preferred *Clean background and drug screen *Be a team player with a great attitude APPLY IN PERSON 2200 HOFFMAN RD MANDEVILLE, LA 70471 985-893-5079...
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
Get your motor running! Head out on the highway! Looking for adventure, in whatever comes your way! Now hiring Class A CDL Solos, Teams, Owner Operators, and Lease Purchases with as little as 3 months OTR experience. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! All you need is a decent driving record and background hi...
General Description & Expectations: · Carrier sourcing and development is a primary function of this position · Dispatch company controlled freight and support sales · Negotiating rates with customer and potential customers · Processing customer orders · Dispatch/coordinating between carrier drivers/dispatch and customers on load information · Post freight on various load boards and call carriers...
Locally owned company is in need of an experienced Warehouse Manager. Warehouse Manager will provide leadership and management to Warehouse Operations effective in inventory planning and control; the efficient and accurate loading of trucks; and leadership and development of the personnel in the warehouse. Scope of Responsibilities: Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by...
Position will be responsible for handling various vendor and supplier documentation. Creating/ compiling documents for export including Bills of Lading, Certificates of Origin, Customs invoices, Packing lists. Conducting AES filings for Export. Making corrections as necessary to Letter of Credits, Shipper’s Letter of Instructions (SLI), HTC Classification based on customer specifications. Other du...
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