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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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Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION VICE PRESIDENT - DESIGNATE. [Additional Description] This Qualifications & Requirements: EXPERIENCE REGIONAL FOOD DISTRIBUTOR SEEKS A DISTRIBUTION PRO FOR GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES NATIONALLY. SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE GROCERY, BIG BOX OR FOOD SERVICE DISTRIBUTION EXPERIENCE OVERSEEING ALL WAREHOUSING AND TRANSPORTATION (COMPANY DRIVERS) FUNCT...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Tractor-Trailer Drivers. This position involves driving a tractor-trailer unit to one or more destinations and then returning to the original domicile during the same work shift. Some work is performed outdoors. Seasonal Tractor-Trailer Drivers typically work weekdays (Monday through Friday) and are required to meet driver appear...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Description Overview: Macy's Logistics and Operations, distribution center is seeking talented individuals to become a "Warehouse Associate". Key Accountabilties: To receive, putaway, pick, pack and ship merchandise in a safe, productive and accurate manner. Associates will be cross-trained in multiple areas. Ability to key accurately and productively using PC's, hand-held computers or other ...
Description Overview: Macy's Logistics and Operations, distribution center is seeking talented individuals to become a "Warehouse Associate". Key Accountabilties: To receive, putaway, pick, pack and ship merchandise in a safe, productive and accurate manner. Associates will be cross-trained in multiple areas. Ability to key accurately and productively using PC's, hand-held computers or other ...
Responsible for providing subcontract management and supply chain leadership for major Subcontracts supporting the ICS business area. Ensure Subcontracts are fully compliant to policies and procedures as well as government regulations such as FAR/DFAR. Ensure subcontractor performance meets all contractual expectations and provide direction, as well as escalation, when it does not; cultivate busin...
FT Drivers wanted at a family owned and oriented trucking company. Dedicated routes to KS and OK. Home daily, competitive wages, longevity pay and bonuses. CDL and clean driving record required. For an application or information call Deb at 970-854-5800....
Drivers Experienced CDL-A for local and over-the-road runs. Home daily, clean MVR required. United Fruit & Produce Company Call 314-259-4932 gmiller@ unitedmo.com (1952263)...
The Full Service Supervisor directly manages and supervises the daily activities of Full Service Drivers, ensuring Driver productivity and route schedule adherence. -Perform all of the daily functions associated with managing Full Service Route personnel such as issuing keys, money bags, change funds, accountability summary reviews, route reviews, etc. (If no Analyst is available the supervisor i...
Exel is the leading global third party supply chain manager specializing in transportation and logistics services. We currently have full-time warehouse opportunities for Forklift Operators at our new Minooka facility. Must have experience with Slip Sheet and Clamp Forklift; positions are on Third Shift; Hours are 12am - 8am. Apply in person: Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm at: 6225 E. Minooka Rd, Min...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION CENTER OPERATIONS MANAGER(2ND SHIFT). Top growing company 2nd Shift opening(3 PM to 11:30 PM) Will be managing 5 Supervisors and 75 hourlies Local candidates only. No relocation assistance offered The position is responsible for the Picking and Packing functions. Provides leadership and oversees daily operations, ensuring SOP’s and EHS policies ...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/...
NOTE: Tuesday - Saturday work week. Hours: 9 AM to 7 PM 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 p...
Position Description: Pittsburgh Glass Works (PGW), the #1 manufacturer and distributor of automotive glass in North America has an immediate opening for a Sr. Advanced Planner. This position will be located at our headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We offer an exciting and fast paced working environment, challenging responsibility, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. Thi...
Ensures all logistics activities for a Sales Center are operating efficiently. (delivery, merchandising, and in some sales centers warehouse) - Management, training, and development of all subordinate personnel. - Establish distribution goals, manage all delivery KBIs and review processes regularly. - Manage daily routes working closely with the Dispatch group to ensure route plans are maintained ...
UPS Freight Truckload is hiring individuals to work as Full-time Dedicated OTR Dry Van Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more locations. Dedicated drivers are primarily assigned to run freight for one customer, and may be assigned to an operation based at a specific customer location. These drivers are normally on t...
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...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers Complete vendor backhauls as directed. Unloading tir...
Our client is currently seeking a DISTRIBUTION CENTER SUPERVISOR(SHIPPING). Top growing company This is for the Shipping Department 410K sq ft semi automated facility(RF Pick) Will supervise 10 to 12 Associates 2nd Shift (3:00 PM to 11:30 PM) No relocation assistance offered. If out of area candidate, must be willing to take on travel expense for interviews. This job will have the following...
We are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Planner/Scheduler for Dayton area client. The ideal candidates will possess 3-5+ years of hands-on experience and a 2 years business or technical degree. The selected individual will be well organized, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and be an effective meeting facilitator. You will plan the utilization of site resources includi...

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