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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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School Bus and Van Driver Jobs Available! Are you retired or an individual who wants to be on the same schedule as your children with evenings, weekends, holidays and summers off or just looking for extra family income? This is the job for you! Tri County Transportation is now hiring School Bus and van drivers for the Portage, Penns Manor, United, Purchase Line, Northern Cambria and Cambria He...
WAREHOUSE SHIPPING/RECEIVING SUPERVISOR Responsibilities include checking in and pricing merchandise, maintaining paperwork flow & assisting in showroom display. Some computer knowledge required. Apply in person at Baer's, 15485 Tamiami Trail N., Naples, FL 34110 Posting provided by:...
Part-time/Full-time Equipment Maintenance/Hauler Opportunity *****$1000 Sign on Bonus***** Lester Buildings, LLC, a leader in the post frame building industry, has a part-time or full-time opportunity for an Equipment Maintenance/ Hauler to join our construction department based out of Rockford, IL. Responsibilities include transportation of construction equipment & materials to construction s...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Bliss facility Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work, staff supervision, financial and business development activities. At this level, the position is typically responsible for program(s) with annual revenues of $15-20 million. At this level, the position is typically respons...
GROWING ORGANIZATION Crossett Inc. a leader in the Petroleum Tank Industry since 1928 is currently hiring for the Warren Area CDL Class A with Tank and valid Haz-mat Tractor Trailer Experience a must Prior tank experience a plus Local, Home Daily positions Drive New Equipment Uniforms Provided Excellent Pay Top Benefit Package Paid 401K and ESOP Yearly Performance Bonus Driver Referral ...
Henkels & McCoy, Inc., one of the largest privately held international utility contracting firms, with offices in 80 cities and celebrating 91 years of operating with a reputation as one of the most reliable and innovative firms in engineering and construction, is currently seeking a Line of Business Equipment Coordinator reporting to the Regional Fleet manager. This position is responsible for p...
Dispatcher Salary: $28,288 - $42,432 Closing Date: Sept 26, 2014 Customer Service Representative Salary: $31,116 - $46,696 Closing Date: Sept 26, 2014 APPLY ONLINE TODAY! Excellent Comprehensive Benefits. EOE....
Emerald Xpress Inc. CLASS A CDL DRIVERS Experienced, dependable drivers for local and OTR, vans and conestogas. Home most weekends. Health, dental and life insurance benefits. Paid vacations; paid bi-weekly. Located in western PA. Call 724-643-1500 or email resume to: emerald42@
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DRIVERS Paper Transport, Inc has IMMEDIATE OPENINGS for CLASS A DRIVERS for Our DEDICATED ACCOUNTS. * HOME WEEKLY * No Touch SE Regional Freight * $.38 CMP + Bonuses 18 Months Experience Required. SIGN ON BONUS! Qualified Driver could be hired within a Week! Apply Online: Call 1-855-784-5627 As Posted in the Dothan Eagle...
Drivers DRIVERS WANTED - OTR Want top industry wages ($60,000 + per year), benefits and stability? Specialists in time-sensitive, refrigerated transport require Drivers with Class “A” CDL for runs
between the US and Canada - from our Elverson, PA
terminal. You need to be over 21 years of age, have a
minimum 2 years driving experience, a clean driving record, and clear background check. Phone: 80...
Full-Time Employment Opportunity Drivers Martin-Brower, of 1210 Zeeb Drive, St. Johns, has immediate openings available for drivers. Looking for individuals that are able to work various hours and days. Work schedule includes many weekends and holidays. Drivers must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds frequently and lift and/or move up to 85 pounds occasionally. Drivers must be able to ...
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CDL-DRIVERS Now Hiring CDL-DRIVERS $65,000 Average 1st Year Earnings Excellent Benefits Package BONUS PROGRAM Opportunity to Earn An Extra $3,000 per year 100 New Trucks This Year $1M Facility Upgrades Consistent Year Round Freight Class-A CDL 1-Year Experience Required NO HAZMAT OR TANKER ENDORSEMENTS NEEDED Superior Opportunities For Owner Operators! Come see how we roll! 888-202-0...
Lowboy/Tandem Dump Truck Driver Construction is booming. Hiring Class A CDL drivers who are experienced lowboy & tandem dump truck drivers. Long term positions for right candidate. Work sites from Wellington to Broomfield. Requires: Class A CDL; 3+ years hauling heavy equipment or driving dump truck; clean driving record; valid CO Driver's License; average of 50 hrs/week; ability to follow safe op...
This position is located in our CA, Vandenberg AFB facility Performs clerical and manual tasks to maintain an inventory of materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. Performs clerical and manual duties in material areas such as receiving, storing, issuing, and delivering materials, parts, supplies, and equipment. Maintains established inventory levels by checking shelves and then notifying supe...
Trucking - Tractor Trailer Drivers, CDL A- Norristown PA Grocery Haulers Inc. has opptys for reliable CDL-A Drivers to transport baked goods to regional distribution centers. Excellent earnings potential. Steady Work, Home Daily! Min of 3 yrs recent tractor-trailer driving exp & clean driving record req'd. For more info, please call (toll-free) 866-411-2444. On-Line Application avail at: grocery...
DISPATCHERMaxim Crane Works, L.P. Department: OperationsReports To: Operation Manager SUMMARY Coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating the company's equipment to the satisfaction of the customers by performing the following duties independently or through subordinate supervisors..ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Accepting an...
PROCUREMENT ANALYSTS PHILADELPHIA, PA Gov't contractor seeking Procure- ment Analysts at DLA Phila. Must be able to perform process analysis for Simplified Acquisitions and micro-purchases. Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR). Exp. with Eprocurement & familiarity with DLA and military services software and databases is pref'd. Bachelor's Degree or 2 years' related exp. in DLA/M...
POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Safe operation of tow motor, clamp fork lift, straight fork lift, label lift, or floor jack in both warehouse and production areas. * Scanning of materials and data entry when required. * Supply production lines in timely manner....
Responsible and has the authority for moving raw materials and finished goods in a safe and efficient manner. Function within the ISO/Team environment.  Safe operations of forklift and/or clamp truck in both the warehouse and production areas.  Unload raw materials and stack them in proper warehouse rows.  Remove finished goods from the production area and stack them in proper wareh...

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