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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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Job Description InterMetro Industries (Metro), a Business Unit of Emerson, is the leader in storage and transport products in the Food Service, Commercial Products and Healthcare Industries. Our focus and commitment to understanding the needs of our customers and channel partners has helped us evolve from primarily a “shelving” company to a technology & solutions company, with a broad portfolio of...
O'Reilly Auto Parts has 57 straight years of continuous growth and over 60,000 team members at more than 4,200 stores and 25 distribution centers in 42 states. We are determined to be the industry leader in the auto parts industry and believe that our team members are the most important asset in our business. GENERAL SUMMARY: * To operate a commercial truck in our company fleet and provide safe, t...
JOB DESCRIPTION: This Procurement Specialist II position will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, awarding and documenting purchases for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IT hardware, software and related supplies in support of a classified U.S. Government program. The procurement specialist will execute to customer prime contract requirements including government regulations, public law, in a...
JOB DESCRIPTION: This Procurement Specialist II position will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, awarding and documenting purchases for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IT hardware, software and related supplies in support of a classified U.S. Government program. The procurement specialist will execute to customer prime contract requirements including government regulations, public law, in a...
JOB DESCRIPTION: This Senior Procurement Specialist position will be responsible for sourcing, negotiating, awarding and documenting purchases for Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) IT hardware, software and related supplies in support of a classified U.S. Government program. The senior procurement specialist will execute to customer prime contract requirements including government regulations, publi...
This position is responsible for ensuring Micro’s customers receive the desired product in a timely manner and ensuring the continued flow of products entering and leaving the warehouse. This position will work in conjunction with all Animal Health personnel to include management, administration, accounting and sales. Job Responsibilities: •Drive truck to designated location then loads and unloads...
Life-changers work here CareFusion Life-changers find innovative ways to improve our customers' ability to provide healthcare to their patients. One way is our search for bold and inspired employees across the globe. Are you ready to change lives? Join our 15,000 employees to help clinicians solve some of healthcare's most critical challenges. Meet one of our Life-changers. http://www.youtube.com/...
Suddath Relocation Systems specializes in worldwide corporate employee relocations, household moving, warehouse and logistics management, office moving, and specialized transportation services. We are searching for a Fleet Services Coordiantor to join our team at our headquarters in Jacksonville FL! If you are a positive, high-energy, safety-conscious person, we have an immediate opportunity. Plea...
Increased Pay for Incoming Drivers! Witte Bros. Exchange is excited to announce an increase in both student and experienced driver base pay. Please give us a call at 877-GOWITTE to learn more! Solo and Student Class A Over-The-Road Drivers: Witte Bros. Exchange Inc. has immediate openings for student and solo over-the-road drivers. We are currently in the process of introducing all new Peterbilt t...
Life-changers work here CareFusion Life-changers find innovative ways to improve our customers' ability to provide healthcare to their patients. One way is our search for bold and inspired employees across the globe. Are you ready to change lives? Join our 15,000 employees to help clinicians solve some of healthcare's most critical challenges. Meet one of our Life-changers. http://www.youtube.com/...
Join SCP Distributors / POOLCORP, the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies and related backyard products and a billion dollar business! Founded in 1981 POOLCORP now operates over 300 service centers in North America and Europe, through which we distribute more than 160,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 80,000 wholesale customers. We have revenues o...
Immediate need Location: East Liverpool, OH Terminal business where they off load and load barges and rail cars. 24/7 operation. Union environment. Work is inside and outside year round next to the Allegheny River Terminal Employees - up to 3 positions Schedule - shift work. 3 different shifts. Day, afternoon, night. Ability to work all three is a must. Typically alternate weeks. 1 day/1afternoon....
Company Confidential Toledo, OH, 43605
Operations Supervisor Location: Toledo, OH Position Type:Full Time Experience required:3-5 years Education required:High School Diploma Position Description Provides oversight and coordinates activities of workers engaged in loading, unloading, sorting and storing metals transported by marine barge, rail car and truck by performing the following duties. Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Under...
Company Confidential Toledo, OH, 43605
Transloading Specialist Location: Toledo, OH Position Type:Full Time Experience required:1 – 3 years Education required:High School Diploma Position Description Perform transfers of hazardous and non-hazardous products in compliance with training provided in accordance with work instructions and government regulations (EPA, FRA and OSHA) Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Inspect and seal rail...
Blackeagle Energy Services has been operating since 1986 and is a leading EPC provider for the oil and gas industry on the front range. Headquartered in Berthoud, CO, the company is a leading Rocky-Mountain-based provider of pipeline, facilities construction, code shop fabrication and maintenance services for customers building oil and natural gas infrastructure. Blackeagle Energy Services has an...
Dillon Transportation, LLC is hiring for a Safety & Recruiting Director for its Ashland City, TN Terminal. Ashland City, TN is located 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, TN. The Safety & Recruiting Director is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safety driven full-truckload fleet in accordance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Guidelines; while recruiting new qualified d...
This position will be responsible for the purchasing and planning of assigned products and materials in a specialty chemical facility. Duties include: Identify, develop and evaluate new sources for supply. Place and manage purchase orders with suppliers to support safety stock levels. Establish and maintain effective communication with vendors relating to the organization’s quality, delivery and p...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77012
Inter-modal Dispatcher needed with knowledge of the Port of Houston and all Rail terminals. Daily dispatching of drivers to pick up containers and deliver freight to various locations in Houston and surrounding areas. Skills/Qualifications: Quickbooks,Documentation Skills, Mircosoft Office, Data Entry Skills, Telephone Skills, Informing Others, Listening, Verbal Communication, Energy Level, Multi-...
Anderson Pollution Control, Inc. d/b/a Horizon Environmental is one of the nation's fastest growing environmental and oilfield services companies. Horizon provides nationwide emergency response, environmental remediation, demolition/dismantlement, transportation and disposal, and oilfield services, for both private industry and government agencies. Horizon Environmental is hiring skilled Class A d...
Zenith Logistics is seeking qualified individuals for the position of Warehouse Supervisor. A full-time dynamic supervisor is needed for our distribution center. The qualified candidate will have experience in logistics, excellent people skills as well as business management or equivalent leadership experience. Supervisory experience in a union environment is preferred. If you possess these attrib...
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