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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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Position Description: If you are ready to put your experience to the test and have fun with a growing company, then check us out! Camping World and Good Sam are the world's largest RV dealership and outdoor retailer. We provide a fantastic opportunity to hone your skills and become a true partner in helping us grow our company. Camping World is looking for a Lot Porter. Essential Job Functions: Pa...
Job Overview REFRIGERATED TECHNICIAN Primary Purpose Perform diagnosis and repair of refrigerated equipment, as well as assist in the repair of non-refrigerated tractor/trailer fleet Essential Functions Perform preventative maintenance of refrigerated and non-refrigerated tractor/trailer fleet including diagnosis of fault codes and electrical/mechanical repair Assist/Complete all necessary tags an...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Effectively provide work direction to all customer service representatives during weekend and off hours in Customer Service. Responsible for off hours coverage of assigned customer account. Maximize load output for region and customer satisfaction. Provide work direction of assigned personnel for National/Regional Area Customers during off hour...
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 corr...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Assist in the administration and maintenance of corporate benefits programs; monitor, research and perform quantitative analyses on current processes, trends and compliance requirements relative to benefits. Ensure policy and statutory compliance with government agencies; provide recommendations for compliance procedures and improvement strateg...
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 Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT Regulations. Perform diagnostics and repairs of the trailer fleet (Body/Suspension). Responsible for complete trailer wreck rebuild. Responsible for...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough tire, wheel, and rim inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation to determine cause of damage and identify required equipment repairs. Diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet for tires, wheels, and rims to determine cause of damage; identify cause and recommend equipment...
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 dispatches...
Contact: Dan Darragh Salary: $90k Sr. Logistics Manager - DD My client is currently looking for a Sr. Logistics Manager that has International/Domestic experience. You will have to make sure that all shipping is moved in a timely manner from points all across the globe. You will monitor the timeliness of shipment details into the system, file all necessary paperwork that pertains to any important...
Summary: Provide the highest level of customer service through sales support, delivery management and merchandising activities including, but not limited to these essential job duties: Essential Duties & Responsibilities: Execute deliveries at the time requested or scheduled by the customer Perform customer service and limited product service calls Keep assigned vehicle(s) clean and maintained, as...
Position Description: For more than 40 years, Pharmavite has been a trusted leader in the wellness industry, recognized for providing quality vitamins, minerals and supplements and all natural snacks under our Nature Made, Voots and SOYJOY brand names. Our mission is People creating new products for better health worldwide. Our vision is inspiring the healthiest you through more complete nutrition...
Description: May 8, 2014 Description Warehouse laborers Pay: $16.00 per hour Temporary Job Description: Sanding fiberglass blades, very physical labor Standing all day Will be working on a rotating shift, so must be flexible and available to work weekends and evenings Job Requirements HS/GED 6 months to 1 year experience Job Benefits & Perks: Growing Company Hi-Tech industry Open communication Opp...
Marshalls, shop on: Opportunity is in store for you! Marshalls, together with T.J. Maxx, forms The Marmaxx Group, the largest off-price retailer of apparel and home fashions in the U.S. At Marshalls, our growth is creating exciting opportunities for motivated professionals every day. Here, you'll find professional advancement, individual recognition and even time for a life outside of work! Marsha...
Overview External: Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with subsidiaries that conduct business across the globe. The company's success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes t...
Seeking an opportunity to move to the Chicagoland area? Our client is open to paying some relocation costs! Our client is hiring for a direct hire Steel Mechanical Components Category Manager job in Northbrook, IL. Position requires previous procurement experience within the steel industry. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and a deep knowledge of the steel markets and value chains for...
Entry Buyer/Consigner Job Opportunity in East Portland, Oregon area Do you enjoy winning at the art of negotiation? Do you like shopping with other people’s money? Are you looking for an opportunity to join one of the fastest growing companies in Oregon? Our client is seeking direct hire candidates for an Entry Buyer/Consigner job opportunity in the East Portland, Oregon area. The main duties of t...
We are currently recruiting for a candidate to fill a Buyer job in the area west of West Bend, WI. In order to be qualified for this excellent opportunity you will need at least one year experience in this or a similar position. In this role you will be able to join a team of two other buyers and work collectively to make sure all things are running smoothly. If you enjoy working in a fast paced,...
The primary role of this position is to purchase commodities including components, raw materials, machined parts, and turn key assemblies, as well as maintain stock level in an ever-changing environment. Principle Responsibilities: • Develop requests for quotations with quick turn-around requirement on an as needed basis • Create and maintain purchase orders and send copies to suppliers • Establis...
Our client is hiring for a direct hire Procurement Analyst/Direct Sourcing Buyer job in Northfield, IL. Position requires a minimum of three years of experience in direct material sourcing. Qualified candidate will have advanced skills in Excel and Access. Position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. The Procurement Analyst/Direct Sourcing Buyer job responsibilities include, but are...
We are currently recruiting for a Sourcing Specialist Job in the Winston Salem, NC area! We are seeking candidates that have 3-5 years of supply chain experience, negotiation skills, strong attention to detail and professional communication skills. This opportunity will be a permanent, direct-hire role and the ideal candidate will be a self-starter, highly motivated, and have prior experience cond...
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