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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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Job Title: Distribution Center Associate Location: Plymouth, MN Compensation: $14/hr Assignment Length: Contract-3 months Recruiter to contact: Todd Bachman Description: Performs tasks associated with the receipt, storage, and shipment of product while meeting productivity, quality, safety, behavioral and attendance expectations. Effectively and efficiently uses established procedures, tools, equi...
Buyer – Ft. Worth, TX area Are you a detail oriented, organized person? Can you create and maintain purchasing strategies? Do you enjoy negotiating with suppliers to get the best possible prices? If this sounds like you, then you would be a great fit for this Buyer position! Responsibilities - Buyer Manage purchasing personnel Create and maintain purchasing processes and procedures Communicate wit...
Area distribution facilities seek experienced Shipping & Receiving Lead. Distribution and warehouse duties include use of an RF Scanner, Forklift (recent certification a plus) , and unloading or loading trucks. Leadership & supervisory experience a must. HS Diploma/GED required. Pre-employment drug screen and criminal background check also required. Interested candidates please submit current resu...
Getting It Done At Labor Ready Everyone likes to feel pride in their work. At Labor Ready, we make that happen. We have opportunities right now for hardworking people looking for a reliable paycheck. You can find flexible assignments in construction, manufacturing, retail, warehousing, events, hospitality, waste, restoration and auto services. Labor Ready is currently hiring several Waste (Garbage...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for warehouse associates to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are safety conscious and have a pleasant, outgoing attitude who want to excel in a warehouse environment. Major Responsibilities: Job requirements may include the following where applicable: -Accurately match numbers & letters -Accu...
NANGWIK SERVICES, LLC. Company Job Title: Logistics Analyst II Chenega Job Title: Analyst II, Logistics Clearance: TS/SCI Location: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Reports To: Site Lead FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular Prepared Date: 05-20-2014 Approved Date: 05-20-2014 JC: P8R2072 Summary: The Logistics Analyst II will support the US Army systems on site for deployed projects. The analyst will...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in DUNCAN, SC * $16.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Work - Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday - 1st Shift * Dedicated Run - Steady Work - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 864-528-5072 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22...
Job Description NEW REGIONAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in SCOTIA, NY * $19.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay & Benefits * Monday thru Friday - Day / Night Shift * Only delivering to NY & NJ - Temp to Perm * Some touch (moving freight to back of vehicle using pallet jacks) * Steady Work - Good Quality Equipment - Great Pay APPLY NOW or CALL 908-851-6817 FOR MORE INFORMATION Thousands of TransForce Driver...
Job Description CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in FORT WAYNE, IN * $15.00 - $16.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - A.M. & P.M. Shifts * Steady Work - Great Pay - No Touch Freight APPLY NOW or CALL 317-246-9000 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Years of Service! • W...
Job Description NEW LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in STATEN ISLAND, KY * $18.00 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * Monday thru Friday - Day Shift * NY, NJ, CT, PA Drop and hook / Shuttle runs * Great Pay - Steady Work - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 908-851-6817 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 4...
Job Description NOW HIRING 5 CDL A DRIVERS BASED IN MUSKEGON TO START IMMEDIATELY!!! LOCAL / HOME DAILY / OFF WEEKENDS * DAY SHIFT / 4-8 A.M. START TIME * MONDAY - FRIDAY day * $16.00 PER HOUR + OVERTIME PAY BENEFITS INCLUDE: * PAID WEEKLY / DIRECT DEPOSIT * MEDICAL, DENTAL & OPTICAL INSURANCE * LIFE & DISABLILTY INSURANCE * 401k & PAID TIME OFF REQUIREMENTS: • 1 year of recent tractor trailer dri...
Company Confidential Philadelphia, PA, 19136
Job Purpose: Accepts shipments and ships product by unloading, loading, and verifying shipments. Duties: * Receives items by unloading vehicles; accepting deliveries; unpacking containers. * Verifies items received by inspecting condition of items; comparing count/measure of items to purchase order and packing list; noting discrepancies. * Documents items received by recording identifying informat...
Job Purpose: Delivers items by preparing, loading, unloading, operating, and cleaning a truck; developing sales; maintaining records. Duties: * Prepares truck for operation by inspecting general condition; checking fluid levels and tire pressure; obtaining or scheduling required repairs; validating adherence to roadability standards. * Loads truck by ordering, placing, and securing items. * Delive...
RUAN TRANSPORTATION Minneapolis, MN, 55401
DRIVER Now Hiring Solo Drivers Based in Minneapolis, MN * Local and Regional Positions * Great pay and full benefits! Also Hiring Part Time Drivers CDL-A & 1 year T/​T Experience Required Apply Online at www.​ruan.​com/​jobs Call 800-879-7826 for more information! Dedicated to Diversity.​ EOE.​...
AirStar ACCESS is now hiring Para-transit Lift-Van Drivers! Looking for caring individuals for full-time & part-time Driver opportunities. ACCESS is door-to-door, advance reservation, shared ride-transportation provided throughout Port Authority's service area, serving primarily senior citizens and persons with disabilities. As the Driver you would be responsible for the timely pick ups of our val...
The Job description: Manages day to day Manufacturing and Warehousing related activities including internal parts and logistics, purchasing, production planning, and finished goods. Meet or Exceed financial goals and objectives Manage Purchasing and Sales personnel to ensure cost and revenue goals. Manage raw and finish inventory controls functions to meet inventory goals. Manage production schedu...
EDF Renewable Energy - formerly enXco - is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro,...
Company Name Crosley Brands Status Full Time Employee Career Level Previous Experience Required Education Level High School or Equivalent Location Simpsonville, KY Job Category Warehouse Worker Job ID WareWorker Post Date May 2014 Crosley Brands mission is to enhance the lives of our customers by providing quality entertainment products. Headquartered in Louisville, KY for the past 25 years, Crosl...
Mensch Supply CDL Truck Driver Mensch Supply is seeking an experienced CDL Class B driver. Organizing/securing loads, delivering materials to job sites, inspecting/maintaining trucks, assisting in loading/storing of materials, able to lift up to 100 lbs. or more on a repetitive basis. Candidates must have clean driving record, current CDL, current DOT qualifications and be able to pass a drug scre...
Sugar Creek is a major food manufacturing company located in Cincinnati, OH area. Forklift Operators (Second & Third shift available) We are currently looking to fill fork lift operator positions at our cold storage facility on both second and third shift. Must have experience driving both a stand-up dock stocker and a stand-up reach lift. Experience in food distribution and with RF scanners is a...

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