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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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Driver OTR Tractor Trailer. Frtlnrs, Pete & KW. No touch freight. Run MW & SE, paid holiday, vac. Safety bonuses, 401K, profit sharing, Health ins. Call: 314- 388-1000 or ***** (1975569)...
About the Position: Employee Lunchroom Department Manager - A Truck Driver drives merchandise from the Corporate Office to assigned branch store locations. Applicants must have doubles endorsement and at least two years over-the-road experience. Primary job responsibilities of a Truck Driver include the following: Drive semi tractor and trailer. Log mileage, stops taken, inspections and mainten...
Part-Time Buyer Job in Overland Park, KS Contract Job We are searching to hire a Part-Time Buyer for a 6-month contract position. The company is a billion dollar company and the Logistics and Supply Chain division is quickly growing. Due to the quick growth of this division there is a need for Buyers for a 6-month contract position. There is a possibility that permanent employment will be availab...
PROVIDING A PROFESSIONAL DRIVING ENVIRONMENT FOR OVER 60 YEARS. Services Provided: Transportation of refined petroleum products in bulk, i.e. gasoline, diesel fuel, etc. Compensation: Industry Competitive Pay Benefits Packages: Health Dental Vision Disability Paid Vacation and Holidays Family College Tuition Assistance 401k Bonus Programs: Safety/Performance Bonus Driver Retention B...
DRIVERS Mathesona leading mfr. of industrial, medical & specialty gases seeks a: Cylinder Driver Hilliard, OH Driver Quarterly Bonus This position will be responsible for safely reviewing load documentation, loading of truck, record keeping and completion of all required company and federal documentation; Insure the safe on time deliveries of high pressure cylinders & welding supplies achieving a...
Drivers Class A & B CDL - Open House Friday 12/19 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Saturday 12/20 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM Fairfield Inn and Suites 4300 International Gateway Columbus, OH 43219 BLACK HORSE CARRIERS is in need of FT drivers in the Columbus, OH area. Looking for FT Class A or B CDL drivers. Night shift work. Dedicated routes, Drivers will handle freight, Mon - Fri. work week. Up to $1100 per week...
OTR DRIVERS 37.5 © Per Mile PLUS Incentives Warren, OH Trucking Company seeking OTR Drivers. * Home most wknds;often midweek * Modern, well-maintained equip. * Excellent benefits & 401K * Safety bonus program * Must have Class A CDL If interested in joining our team, fax resume or stop in to apply at: 621 Dana Street Warren, OH FAX: 330-527-5095 [No phone calls please] E.O.E. provi...
Company Confidential Croydon, PA, 19021
Drivers Class-A CDL Drivers Regional Guaranteed Plus Pay Program. $62,000 minimum Guaranteed Pay* Regional Operation 400-500 miles from Croydon Frequent Home Time *must be available 6 out of 7 scheduled work days. Other conditions apply. CDL-A, 12 mos. tanker exp. or 18 mos. exp. or 24 mos. out of past 48 exp. req. Hazmat & Tanker End. Call Kristen Today! 877.696.4050 ext. 208
Drivers- MIDWEST - SOUTH ONLY TRUE REGIONAL * Home Weekends * Home Holidays * Repeat lanes/customers * Dry Van – no touch * 2013 and newer trucks * Driver training with 6mths needed !! 5,000 Sign on Bonus !! MUCH MORE…. Immediate consideration apply Or for all details Call 1-888-446-4642...
PART TIME DELIVERY-DRIVER Kitchen Fresh Foods the leading manufacturer of freshly prepared sandwiches to the Midwest vending community is seeking a qualified, dedicated, and responsible individual to drive a 28' foot straight truck based out of Portage, IN. Driver will work a mandatory Sunday and Tuesday shift starting at 10 am. Length of route varies based on volume to be delivered. Driver will d...
Company Confidential Palatine, IL, 60074
OTR Driver $0.42/Mile $3,000 sign on bonus Dedicated Carrier seeks Experienced class A CDL drivers to run 2500-3500 miles/week Home weekly Health Ins./401K/Paid Vacation Call 847-934-9299...
Description: Don't wait to apply - we have training classes starting soon that are designed to set you up for success! You want more challenge. You want more opportunity. You want more reasons to head in to work every day. We want more people like you. UnitedHealth Group Customer Care Centers are home to a team that lives and breathes restless. We're still finding ways to outdo what we did yeste...
DRIVERS NEEDED Central Ohio Contractors is now hiring day and night shift drivers with a class A CDL for rolloff, lowboy and dump trailer positions. Day shift drivers will haul locally around Columbus and be home every night. Night shift drivers will work 4-5 nights per week and will be paid at a premium rate for doing so. Our company provides excellent salary starting at $17.50 per hour and bene...
Drivers, CDL-A Immediate Openings! Weekly pay up to $75K/annually. Home 2-3 nights/week & Weekends! 2yrs CDL-A Experience Call Penske Logistics: 855-971-9852 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
Drivers: LOCAL, Home Daily!! M-F & every other Saturday. $2,500.00 Sign-On Bonus!! Over 50 years Strong, Stable Werner Enterprises: 1-855-614-8488 This listing brought to you by The Columbus Dispatch and
Driver - CDL/A $2,500 Sign On Bonus OTR, Regional and Dedicated Positions Available Solos, Teams, Lease Purchase and Independent Contractors More Mileage! Excellent Equipment! 6 Day Refresher Course Available 855-378-9335 EOE
Are you ready to start working with Staff Management SMX? Staff Management SMX, a leading provider of custom designed staffing solutions for Fortune 500 companies throughout the country, has Warehouse Associate positions available at our premiere client’s site in Newark. Immediate Openings for Part-Time positions on Day & Night Shifts! Earn up to $12.50 per hour Weekly Paychecks Paid Trai...
Basic Energy Services...A well service industry leader is currently recruiting drivers, and mechanics for our Fairview, OK location. Drivers Frac Equipment 2861 Drives assigned equipment to and from location, rig up/rig down, load and unload various types of fluid, chemicals or material. Class A CDL or permit, DOT compliant driving record, maintain a current medical card, pass a fit test and pre-e...
Company Confidential Erie, PA, 16505
Truck driver - Class A (CDL) Must have clean driving record Call 814-502-0389 for more info....
Transport Service Co Food Grade Division Is now seeking Class A CDL Drivers! Now is your opportunity to join the BEST in the tank truck industry! NEW INCREASED PAY PACKAGE Increased Mileage Pay, Loading/Unloading Pay, Holiday Pay and Vacation. Transport Service Co Call Dave at 217-412-4152 or Call Recruiting at 800-871-4581 THE.KAG.COM EOE This job listing brought to you by The Effingham...

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