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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 Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage and perform Customer Service functions regarding designated business from a geographically defined territory or assigned customer base which could include regional, dedicated or a decentralized National Account. This position will assist in balancing available capacity and freight demands in conjunction with maintaining a positive worki...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispat...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Lead a fleet of drivers. Lead and retain a designated fleet of drivers. Lead a minimum fleet of 50 manned tractors; for Shuttle Driver Leaders only-lead a fleet of at least 40 daycabs/Over-The-Road (OTR) tractors. Establish a good working relationship with each driver. Work with planning personnel to obtain loads for their fleet and dispat...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe...
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 ...
Operations Assistant w/ Class A CDL (St. Louis, MO) Compensation: Competitve w/ benefits (Health/Life Insurance - 401K) Sales & Leasing Company of Semi Trailers and Storage Containers is seeking to hire person to help Operations Manager with daily office duties and also deliver and pick up equipment when needed. Candidate must have a class A CDL with at least 2 years of driving experience and co...
Potential commitment leads to achievement What is our greatest competitive advantage? Our behind the scenes associates! Our fast-paced, high volume environment inspires growth, recognizes dedication and rewards achievement. In our Distribution Centers, it's not just our product that's on the move - our people are, too! Career opportunities: General Maintenance Associate The Home Depot S...
General Maintenance Associate Full - Time Shifts Ensuring a large distribution center (typically from .5 MM to 1.5MM sf) and distribution related equipment is maintained to ensure an efficient, orderly, safe work environment. Duties include: Preventative Maintenance execution Painting Lift equipment batter changing Special maintenance projects Basic carpentry, plumbing & electrical (not re...
Join our team! Our Merchandisers work in local stores to keep Coca-Cola products fully stocked on the shelves. This position is primarily responsible for maintaining product availability and merchandising products at all designated accounts. This job description does not include all job duties associated with this position. Essential Functions Maintains product in Store racks, shelves, displays,...
Responsible for verifying both inbound and outbound inventory matches. - Ensure load accuracy at check in and check out by physically counting. - Maintain required records. - Enter inventory data in handheld. - Visually inspect all incoming and outgoing vehicles (including climbing onto truck and manually opening bay doors). - High school diploma or GED required. - Associate's degree preferred. -...
Lead and manage a warehouse management team and frontline warehouse associates in a distribution center. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Manage daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members as required to meet the demands of the business. - Ensure facility is compliant with all company and OSHA safety requirements. - Proven ability to meet deadlines...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked. - Establish and maintain positive customer relationships, resolving customer issues...
Responsible for delivering product and filling vending machines at all points of availability within established accounts. Collects and is accountable for money. - Check accuracy and stability of the load. - Deliver product and fill vending equipment. - Restock machine to proper level, maintaining accurate in stock levels. - Invoice and collect monies. - Secure company assets. - Maintain mac...
The Transportation Supervisor will also be responsible for supervision of the employees in the shipping and receiving department. Responsible for supervision and scheduling of transport drivers or common carriers transporting finished goods to sales centers. Job Responsibility • Ensure/manage replenishment distribution to the WBU is effective, productive and timely. • Review, monitor and addres...
CLi Worldwide Transportation"Driven to Excellence"Now Hiring ChauffeursPrestigious, growing transportation company based in Orange County is looking for chauffeurs for full or part time positions. Weekends are a must. Must be knowledgeable of all freeways in Los Angeles and Orange County. Current 3+ years DMV report required. Must be over 25 years old. Must pass mandatory random drug test. Looking...
Averitt Express REGIONAL DRIVERS * Start pay 43.5 cpm + fuel bonus for exp. drivers * Home EVERY Week * CSA Friendly Equipment * Uniforms Provided * Affordable BCBS Insurance pkg. * Min. 4 mo T/T exp. in past 3 years- we offer paid training to recent T/T school grads. 888-416-9928 AverittCareers.com Equal Opportunity Employer-Females, minorities, protected veterans, & individuals with di...
Warehouse Operative – Level 3, 3rd Shift The Body Shop International plc, the natural and ethical beauty brand, is uncompromising in its adherence to its Values. We strive for the perfect marriage of creative, innovative and effective products with strong integration of our Values. This continues to differentiate our Brand for 300 million customers worldwide, transgressing cultural and national p...
With Swift, you can grow to be an award-winning CDL Class A truck driver. It's doable! We help you achieve Diamond Driver status with the best truck driver support there is. As a Diamond Driver, you earn additional pay on top of all the competitive incentives we offer. The very best, choose Swift. Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path ...
With Swift, you can grow to be an award-winning CDL Class A truck driver. It's doable! We help you achieve Diamond Driver status with the best truck driver support there is. As a Diamond Driver, you earn additional pay on top of all the competitive incentives we offer. The very best, choose Swift. Great Miles = Great Pay Late-Model Equipment Available Regional Opportunities Great Career Path ...

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