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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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Our company, located in Mt. Laurel, NJ is looking for a candidate for our Route service department to restock vending machines. The core of our business clients are located within the Delaware Valley. The primary function of our Route Service Driver (RSD) is to effectively service all routed customers, provide pre-ordered products and to 'up-sell' additional products of interest. Each route and d...
Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come jo...
Petro Chemical Transport -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Petro Chemical Transport, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation....
Jack B Kelley -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Jack B Kelley, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great f...
Cryogenic Transportation -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Cryogenic Transportation, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation....
Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A or B CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We are looking for Local and Regional Drivers for hauling water to and from fracking sites. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believ...
Company Confidential Edison, NJ
We are seeking a full time Freight Broker for our Edison location. We operate as a national specialty commodity carrier, providing truckload, LTL, logistics / brokerage, warehouse, drayage, consolidation, distribution, and timely delivery service. Basic Job Description: · Contact, negotiate and secure carriers for loads booked / offered · Strive to cover as many loads as possible each day. · ...
DistTech -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life DistTech, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in Columbiana, OH. Company Driver Local Day Cab Work Class A-CDL + Tank + Hazmat $73,000 Per Year Salary Position Assigned Tractor We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies belie...
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. This position, located in our Charlotte facility will compile records from ordering, shipping, and receiving materials. Update information on the computer; to maintain accurate inventory records. Assesses stock supply and reorder status. Prepares and verifies requisition of additional stock items, using appropriate forms and systems. Maintain compliance with established int...
Ciresi & Morek, established in 2012, is the integration of two successful search companies, Ciresi & Ciresi and Point Search Partners. Ciresi & Morek is a national search firm, dedicated to professional and executive talent acquisition. Through our search process, we use an interpersonal approach when locating talent for our clients. We proactively partner with our clients and candidates to provid...
Dock Workers/ Forklift Drivers Join The Custom Companies Team If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the transportation industry and want to be part of the fastest growing full service transportation company in the Chicago land area and enjoy working in a fast paced dynamic work environment with excellent benefits including company matched 401k, Health, RX, Dental, Vision, p...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience is recruiting for Picker-Packers and Warehouse workers in Norristown, PA. Our client is seeking reliable and dependable candidates for temporary assignments. Earn $9.00 to $9.15 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week on 1st and 2nd shifts. Shifts: 1st Shift: 6:45 AM - 3:15 PM 2nd S...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
Gordon Trucking, Inc. –Class A CDL Solo & Team Truck Drivers NEEDED! Award winning safety record, consistent paycheck, lots of miles! Call Us Today!! 1-866-880-1693 ü Up to $5,000 Sign-on Bonus! ü Long length of haul and high miles available. ü Teams earn up to $.54 per mile; Solos up to $.44 ü Paid based on practical miles. ü Drive newer Freightliner trucks with APU’s and Elogs. ü Excelle...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...
EXPERIENCED TRUCK DRIVERS NEW PERFORMANCE PAY INCENTIVES Call TODAY for more details! Start your career at Swift! Flatbed, Regional, Intermodal, and Over the Road opportunities are ready and available NOW. Call TODAY and start tomorrow! Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path Paid Vacation Excellent Benefits If home is East of the M...

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