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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 Driver leadership and Planning functions for extended coverage shifts at larger terminal locations or in support of the Intermodal department (less than 50% planning) for assigned line of business. DRIVER LEADERSHIP: Fuel and route Drivers while promoting the safety of drivers. Dispatch drivers on pre-planned loads and complete all corr...
Company Confidential New Bedford, MA, 02740
Duties include: The Warehouse Supervisor is directly responsible for all activities of the employees reporting to him.​ Supervisor ensures the following: safe work environment, exceptional sanitation, fair and professional treatment of all associates, quality and quantity of work performed and customer relations.​ Specific tasks include: direct supervision of shipping and receiving office staff, a...
Paramount Transportation Systems Inc. is one of the world’s leading move management companies. We specialize in the international relocation of household goods, personal effects, and vehicles for organizations and corporate employees, around the corner or around the world. We have relocated tens of thousands of families worldwide and many national and internationally prominent organizations and co...
Linde is currently seeking a Bulk Driver to join the team in the Arroyo, West Virginia area. Job Responsibilities: · Safely drive Linde commercial motor vehicles exhibiting defensive driving using Smith System principles · Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all aspects of daily tasks · Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to Spe...
BASIC FUNCTION: Operation of company owned trucks DIMENSIONS: Responsible for in house (between plants/facilities) volume movement of product & materials. Responsible for local delivery or pickup of product/materials to or from suppliers & customers. In certain cases, will need to drive forklifts to unload/load flatbed trucks. Ensures that the associated paperwork matches the load on the truck. En...
The Route Sales Representative's (RSR) function is to effectively service all routed customers, provide pre-ordered products and to 'up-sell' additional products of interest. Each route and delivery day is unique and entails an average of 40-70 stops per day servicing residential, retail and commercial customers. The primary role of the RSR is to effectively service all customers in a safe and pro...
Line Haul Driver - Full time Company Provided Vehicle COMPANY: Hackbarth Delivery Service Courier company is looking for full time driver for Line Haul. Company Provided Vehicle. Must have a CDL 12 month of previous tractor trailer driving experience Knowledge of DOT regulations and safe driving and adhere to those regulations The willingness and ability to submit to and pass a MVR, Drug screen an...
IC's Wanted: Vans - 24'-26' Trucks & 2 Man Teams COMPANY: Manko Delivery Systems Inc Manko Delivery Systems, Inc. has immediate openings for Independent Contractors. We have on-demand work for Vans thru 24'-26' Box vehicles. We have recurring routes in the Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland, Saint Petersburg and Sarasota market area for 24'-26' Box Trucks w/Lift Gates. We have additional recurring needs...
Transportation company in Perris, CA is looking for a Class A Driver with experience. Must have endorsement: Doubles. Hauling grain/feed to local dairy's and mill's. Please apply in person: 336 E. Ellis Ave Perris, CA 92570 Must bring copy of DMV print out. Must have at least two years with Class A License....
Consider a career with Aramark Uniform Services A company where the best people want to work! We have current or upcoming needs in the following areas: Route Sales Representatives San Jose, CA. Aramark is committed to building and developing one best team. We take your goals to heart and work with each of our employees to achieve a common vision. The Route Sales Representative builds partnerships...
Join our Team! We are looking for a unique individual who would drive our shuttle van during the weekend evening hours 2 days a week and be a part of our maintenance team 3 days a week. Shuttle Van Driver Job Summary: Here’s your opportunity to “Work on the bright side®”! La Quinta Inns & Suites®, a leader in the hospitality industry, is seeking a reliable driver to provide complimentary shuttle v...
Company Confidential Seattle, WA, 98148
We are currently seeking a talented and motivated Trade Route Development Manager for a large transport logistics company in Seattle, WA. The position will be responsible for developing new business within the Seattle market as well as throughout North America. This position will also be responsible for maintaining and increasing growth, profitability and awareness of the company brand. Ideal cand...
Eastern Tennessee automotive components manufacturing plant needs a Purchasing Supervisor. Reviews requests for quotes, quote comparisons, price approval sheets, purchase orders and other work of exempt Purchasing staff for accuracy, clarity and compliance to company policy/procedures. Maintains direct contact with suppliers. Performs regular purchasing duties for the most critical areas of the De...
Purchasing Manager Our client is a Japanese tier-1 automotive supplier in the Louisville Kentucky area. Due to growth, they are expanding operations. Our assignment, recruit a Purchasing Manager. The leader will implement policies and procedures to ensure an efficient and professional operation consistent with corporate vision. Select, develop and manage supply base for production parts, component...
Company Confidential Nashville, TN, 37210
Job Description: Dispatch / Customer Service Specialist Job Purpose: Communicates with customers and accepts transportation orders as well as dispatches and communicates with drivers and third party carriers. Duties: * Maintains communication by monitoring driver/carrier performance; calling for delivery updates; completing driver dispatch requirements; maintaining and updating customers of pickup...
Responsibilities include: Enforce and verify adherence to all procedures within company and OSHA Safety, Corporate/Site Quality System, Operational Procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices Assure the internal and external flow of finished products is maintained per established site/corporate procedures Responsible for the safe operation of forklift, slip-sheet and/or clamp truck in both the war...
Field Dispatcher needed for transportation mobile maintenance service. Good phone skills, extremely well organized and able to handle multiple functions relating to dispatching, such as GPS monitoring, helping with or creating estimates, finding parts and suppliers for technicians, notifying customers when jobs are complete and obtaining Purchase Order numbers. Truck and trailer mechanical skills...
Paramount Transportation Systems – Reno is looking for an InternationalMove Coordinator to join its team. This position will price, plan, organize, route and manage household goods shipments for PTS’s clients in accordance with the terms agreed upon with the client. Proactively communicate with PTS sales, administrative and management team members on all service and operational issues. Is accounta...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for warehouse associates to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are safety conscious and have a pleasant, outgoing attitude who want to excel in a warehouse environment. Shift is from 4:30 PM- 12 AM with overtime Major Responsibilities: Job requirements may include the following where applicable...
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 was...
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