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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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MATERIAL HANDLER Doherty Staffing Solutions in partnership with our client company in Brooklyn Park is currently interviewing for a Material Handler on 1st shift. SUMMARY Our client is seeking a Material Handler to work on 1st shift in their Brooklyn Park location. This position reports to the Department Head. The pay range is $13-15.50. The schedule is Monday- Friday working 8:00am- 4:30pm. M...
Job Title / Openings Route Delivery Representative Commercial Class A or B Drivers Location(s) San Marcos, CA Work Schedule varies Wages $14 -$16 per hour starting pay, Overtime, plus increase after 90 days Hours Per Week Full Time Job Duties The Route Delivery Representative operates a truck to deliver milk and milk by-products to customers; is responsible for various paperwork, condu...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Co...
CDL Class A Truck Drivers Needed!!!!! FARO Logistics, Inc. was founded in 1988 in Columbus, Ohio and focused solely on warehousing and transportation services in the Central Ohio area. Today, the company has blossomed into a uniquely diversified organization. With operations in Dallas & Houston, TX; Norwalk & Santa Fe Springs, CA; Jacksonville, FL; Chicago, IL; Memphis, TN and Columbus, OH we’re ...
Manpower has an immediate temporary opening for a Shipping and Receiving Clerk in Renton Washington; pay rate for this position is $15.13 an hour. Job Description Performs administrative tasks to support the logistics group. Responsible for performing routine clerical duties such as maintaining letters, memoranda, invoices, and other indexed records arranged in a file according to an established...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Co...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
Atkins has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. Globally, Atkins is the largest UK-based engineering and design consultancy and one of the world's largest design firm with nearly 18,000 employees worldwi...
A Columbus westside manufacturing plant has an opening in its warehouse/shipping department. You may be asked to process incoming and outgoing shipments and paperwork; verify and check orders; and pull and stage orders. Forklift experience a plus. A candidate must possess basic writing and reading skills, be able to lift 50 lbs, follow written directions, and climb and work on ladders. Some overt...
Logistics Coordinator Provide support for the Specialty Chemicals division Sales dept. Work closely with sales reps to ensure orders are filled accurately and timely. Duties include: · entering sales orders, · invoicing customers, · customer service, · provide price quotes, · estimate freight costs, · track customer orders, · place orders with suppliers, · inventory control & forecasting,...
About the position: We are seeking Motor Coach Drivers to transport our clients in a safe and courteous manner to various locations. Must be willing to travel all 48 states and into Canada. You must be willing to adapt to all types of groups from youth groups to senior groups, athletic teams, corporate clients, etc… Skills / qualifications: · We prefer 3 years of experience. · Need a CDL B wit...
Essential Job Functions: 1. To ensure that all import and export shipments are processed in accordance with company procedure 2. To ensure that the Flight Deck dispatches the drivers on time for lodgment and retrieval of linehauls 3. To ensure that processing is prioritized in terms of linehaul cut-off time 4. To ensure that OCC incident reports are raised for all linehaul failures 5. To ensu...
Dedicated Truck Driver - Walmart - Up to $6,000 Sign on Bonus - Home Daily - Wintersville, OH-140715 Truck drivers earn up to $0.30 per mile*, have a predictable work schedule and get home daily in this Dedicated CDL driver position. Dedicated truckers haul no-touch, multi-stop loads for the world’s largest retailer, Walmart, and travel within 250 miles of Wintersville, OH. It’s all about consist...
Exciting permanent warehouse opportunity in Quincy, IL. Manpower is seeking applicants for a Warehouse Materials Coordinator. Job duties may include but are not limited to the following: • Tracking shipments • Generating requisitions and processing invoices • Managing inventory for multiple warehouse locations • Maintaining lease agreements, insurance and other legal documents Qualified appl...
Gypsum Express Ltd., a growing, nationally ranked, premier flatbed carrier with 12 locations east of the Mississippi, is looking for a Driver Manager in our Demotte, IN location. Individual must be highly motivated, technology oriented and have excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. We offer a complete benefit package including medical, dental, and 401-(k) benefits. Sal...
Job Description: Several metro Atlanta companies are in the need for experienced Dispatchers with at least two years of recent, consecutive experience. Requirements for this opportunity will include the ability to create and monitor schedules, review daily and weekly logs, work closely with other team members to ensure needs are met, report problems or issue to the appropriate supervisor and the ...
Port Company CDL Truck Driver – Rancho Dominguez, CA $57 Per Round Trip $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Daily NRT knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. NRT totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Port Company Driver ...
Our client is currently seeking candidates for their delivery driver position for their Bridgeport, Ohio location. You must have a valid Class B CDL with Hazmat and tanker endorsements and one year of experience. In this essential position, you will be responsible for transporting deliveries in accordance with company guidelines and DOT regulations by performing the following duties. · Transport...
Regional Owner Operator – Minooka, IL $1.00 Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Weekly Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Regional Owner Operator Solo...
Yard Switcher/Spotter Company CDL Truck Driver – Minooka, IL $16 Per Hour Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summary Yard Switcher/Spotter Solo Minooka, IL C...

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