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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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Description Our Order Management and Invoicing team is seeking an Analyst, Logistics (Reverse). The incumbent will utilize Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), Fulfillment Center and authorized service centers reported data to prepare Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reports that will be utilized by management to monitor/address service level performance. Responsibilities: Manage and monitor t...
Job ID EPM-00008579 Emerson Company Power & Water Solutions Country United States State/Province Pennsylvania City Pittsburgh Publish Start Date Aug 4 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description Identify and drive implementation of relevant goals, objectives, and cost/process improvements to meet business objectives. Provide operational support and guidance for the PSG NALA Lo...
Job ID ECRS-00000406 Emerson Company ClosetMaid Country United States State/Province Florida City Ocala Publish Start Date Jun 27 2014 Job Level Experienced (Non-Manager) Job Description ClosetMaid, a business unit of Emerson Commercial & Residential Solutions, is actively seeking an eCommerce Logistics Manager for our global headquarters in Ocala, Florida. The eCommerce Logistics Manager...
CHS / Central Plains Ag Serviceshas an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Retail division! We are looking for anOperations Specialistto join our growing team. You must be customer focused, hardworking, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. This position has the opportunity for growth. You will: Perform all job functions as needed to ensure facility operate...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin the Junction City, WI and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hau...
CHS, the Nation's largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriver to do LOCAL HAULING and be home nightly in the Oklahoma City / Enid, OK and surrounding area. You will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling bulk liqu...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking forFour (4) Driversin the Glendive, MT and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for ...
CHS / Southwest Grainhas an opportunity in our Ag Business Division. We are looking for anCustom Applicator / Driver.Your primary duties from April through fall will be a Custom Applicator . You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility w...
CHS / Northern Plains Aghas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Applicator / Driver. Your primary duties from April through fall will be aCustom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobilit...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Patron Equities department. We are looking for aPatron Equities Analystto join our growing team. You must be a detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality, accuracy and customer service. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are necessa...
CHS / Farmers Alliancehas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high clearance...
CHS / Lake Region Coophas an exciting opportunity. We are looking for aDriversto deliver grain, and fertilizer in ourDevils Lake and Lakota, NDterritories. You must have a good work ethic with professional communications skills. You will: Pick up and deliver product to customers in a safe, timely, and professional manner. Provide excellent customer service. Follow all guidelines and regulation...
CHShas a great opportunity in our Transportation Division. We are looking for 2 (two)Truck and Trailer MechanicsinRosemount, MN, to maintain our truck and trailer fleet. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and a customer service focus.Both individuals in this role may be working a schedule consisting of eitherThursday through Sunday, Wednesday through Saturday, o...
CHS / Dakota Agronomy Partnershas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high c...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin Laurel, MT and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling bulk l...
Description SUMMARY: Responsible for handling all Shipping and Receiving duties and department deliveries. QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with d...
CHS / Northern Plains Aghas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobili...
CHS / SunPrairie Coophas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking forCustom Applicators.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high clearance sp...
CHS / Name of Coophas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility wit...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin Alexandria, MN and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling bu...

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