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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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Remedy Intelligent Staffing is currently hiring forklift drivers for our client in Fond du Lac. The position will be first shift paying $10.50/hr. The job will include: -Unloading/Loading products from trucks -Use shipping lists to accurately place product in warehouse -Work in warm and cold environments -Abide by all work rules to ensure safety -Assist with projects on down time (labeling, stacki...
JOB DESCRIPTION Job Title: Cargo Claims Clerical Team Member Duties and Responsibilities: · Enters claims for carriers; LTL, TL, · Updates claims in CLI with status and requests · Works with customers over the phone to resolve claims issues · Works with insurance company to resolve claims · Takes care of requests to handle certain claims or projects assigned by Team Leader · Keeps Team Leader up t...
Established Beverage Distributor seeks experienced delivery driver to deliver throughout the state of Rhode Island. CDL Class B Required. JOB SUMMARY: Deliver and merchandise products to customers on the assigned route in a timely and professional manner. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: · Deliver product to retail accounts · Merchandise product on shelves and in coolers · Collect and organize all deliver...
Due to explosive growth, Trachte Southeast, a leading manufacturer of electrical equipment buildings specializing in the integration of OEM switchgear and motor control equipment, has an exciting career opportunity for an experienced Purchasing Agent at their Northeast Georgia location (Eastanollee, GA). The successful candidate will have strong proven experience in managing inventory, working wit...
Position drives a tractor/trailer truck to make long-distance pick-ups and deliveries of predominantly finished products or materials/supplies. Checks and/or assists in the loading/unloading of the trailer. Position obtains proper authorization for all deliveries/pick-ups. Inspects vehicle for proper and safe operating conditions before and after each trip. Must maintain a DOT driver's log and adh...
Grimco was founded in 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we have 41 locations across the USA and an international sales division, focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Our #1 goal is growth in all wholesale markets for manufacturing/distribution of digital print products, signs, and sign-making supplies. We are proud to be voted Vendor of the Year for the 4th year in a row by our customers i...
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: ·Provide end user support, training, and issue resolution for company’s QAD ERP system implementations. · Interface with business users to define and document requested enhancements to existing systems and help develop solutions to address these requests. ·Act as a key resource in new ERP instance implementations or upgrades globally. ·Provide pre-implementat...
Grimco was founded in 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we have 41 locations across the USA and an international sales division, focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Our #1 goal is growth in all wholesale markets for manufacturing/distribution of digital print products, signs, and sign-making supplies. We are proud to be voted Vendor of the Year for the 4th year in a row by our customers i...
Newark, OH (Terminal #08) 680 Keller DR. Heath OH 43056 COMPANY DRIVER INFORMATION Run OH, WV, IN, MI, KY, TN Haul milk and bread Work 5 days wk, occasionally 6 days/wk, home daily Off 2 days wk, may or may not have same 2 days off Extra work is usually available on your days off if you’re interested. Driver unloads w/electric pallet jack, drop on dock or in cooler Payday is every Friday and direc...
Description: Cambridge Major Laboratories, Inc. is a leading provider of complex chemistry services that includes development, characterization, and manufacturing of active pharmaceutical ingredients and pharmaceutical intermediates. We have experienced significant growth since our founding in 1999, and have continued to attract the most highly skilled professionals in the industry. Located in Ger...
IBM is seeking highly motivated and experienced individuals with comprehensive commercial strategic sourcing and client facing or consulting experience to join our team of procurement professionals. Specifically, we are seeking to fill the role of Client Sourcing Manager. The Client Sourcing Manager is the primary sourcing interface for our client and manages the delivery of the sourcing services...
IBM Global Process Services (GPS) is seeking professionals with consulting and sourcing experience to join our procurement outsourcing team. Overview IBM GPS is seeking to fill the role of Client Sourcing Consultant. The Client Sourcing Consultant assists our procurement outsourcing clients with category strategy development for multiple indirect categories and manages the implementation of these...
Grimco was founded in 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. Today we have 41 locations across the USA and an international sales division that is focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Our #1 goal is growth in all wholesale markets for manufacturing/distribution of digital print products, signs, and sign-making supplies. We are proud to be voted Vendor of the Year for the 5th year in a row by our cust...
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Want to be paid for all the miles you drive, loaded or empty? If yes, then we should talk. As aCDL Class A Driver withour client, you will have steady Midwest runs with over 90% of hauls being a drop and hook. As an Owner/Operator, you will primarily run a Midwest service area, with No East Coast freight. You will be hauling 53" Dry Van Trailers with a high percentage of this freight being Drop &...
Position Overview: Management position develops and implements strategies, objectives, policies and programs for the procurement of production equipment, and services of a complex technical nature. Strategies developed are global in scope and impact procurement plans in international locations. This position is responsible for the coordination and consolidation of division-wide purchases and suppl...
Position Summary: Primarily responsible for delivering product to customers operating a straight truck 24 feet long or smaller. Primary Responsibilities: Deliver the merchandise to the customers (residential and commercial) in a prompt, safe, business-like manner; top priority should be given to taking care of the customer’s needs Sort freight, load truck and verify packages against the manifest a...
IBM Global Process Services is seeking motivated and experienced professionals with Procurement Sourcing experience to join our procurement outsourcing team. Specifically, we are seeking to fill the role of Category Manager. The Category Manager assists our clients with strategic sourcing, buying, and spend analytics. In addition to Procurement and consulting experience, the ideal candidate will h...
SoftLayer Logistics Coordinator Empowered. Innovative. Inspiring. Creative. Intense. These are all words we use to describe life at SoftLayer, an IBM Company. Role and Responsibilities: Logistics Coordinators are responsible for keeping records of all products shipped and received in a company They develop shipping labels and shipping documents and ensure that all orders have been filled correctly...
Description : United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an excellent opportunity for a CDL-A Driver ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our company's tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist in helping to meet the equipment needs of customers by de...
IBM Global Process Services (GPS) is seeking professionals with consulting and sourcing experience to join our procurement outsourcing team. Specifically, we are seeking to fill the role of Category Manager. The Category Manager assists our clients with strategic sourcing, buying, and spend analytics. In addition to procurement and consulting experience, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated...
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