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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 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 ...
Please apply online at www.swifttrans.com ref #4004 Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Responsible for identifying new carrier business; book freight with partner carriers at an established minimum; continue to grow book of business while booking proficiently and focusing on profitable margin expectations. Book freight on-time and at an expected cost while assuring Best-In-Class service fo...
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 dispat...
Local Truck Driver – CDL A Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to ge...
City: Merrillville State: Indiana Postal/Zip Code: 46410 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisi...
Manpower is currently hiring for seasonal helpers as driver helpers and package handlers. We have positions for part-time and full-time from December 10th through December 24th. Package handlers are responsible for scanning products as they come through to mark the destination. Hours for this project at 7:00 am to 9:30 am and it pays $20.00 per hour! Driver helpers will ride along with the truc...
Local Truck Driver – CDL A Truck Driver – Bulk Driver – Truck Driving Jobs Local Bulk Driver ($3000 Sign-On Bonus & Daily Home time) VENEZIA Transport is Hiring Local Bulk Drivers! VENEZIA has Local bulk driving opportunities. These drivers will be hauling bulk products mainly cement, sand, lime, fly ash, and plastics. These drivers travel within a 250 mile radius which allows the drivers to ge...
City: Fort Lauderdale State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33315 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acqu...
City: Odessa State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33556 Preferred Materials, Inc. (part of Oldcastle Materials Southern Group of Companies) is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete, concrete block, rebar and building materials in the state of Florida, providing the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. With headquarters in Bonita Springs, Florida, and operations in fiv...
City: Berkeley State: California Postal/Zip Code: 94710 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisit...
Unloading freight from containers. Going on road to help couriers deliver freight. No driving required. There are 2 shifts available Monday - Friday 5am-7 or 8pm Monday - Friday 9am-9 or 10pm Sat-Sun- Optional 6:30am - 1:00pm Limited Part Time Positions 5:00pm-11:30pm...
City: Jacksonville State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32258 Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division, part of Oldcastle Materials Southeast Division of Companies, is the leader in production of high-quality hot mix and warm mix asphalt, and, with a team of skilled contracting professionals, Preferred Materials – Asphalt Division also offers design-build and conventional-bid-build solutions for roadw...
City: Asheboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27317 Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, an Oldcastle Materials Company, is a leading provider of high-quality asphalt paving services. In addition to paving services, we provide stone base construction, bridge construction, curb and gutter construction, site utilities, complete site development and...
City: Tampa State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33610 Oldcastle Coastal is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating loca...
City: East Wenatchee State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98802 Central Washington Concrete, a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of qu...
City: Kent State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98032 Central Premix is a division of Oldcastle Architectural (APG). Oldcastle APG is the leading North American manufacturer of concrete masonry, lawn, garden and paving products and a regional leader in clay brick. The group also produces packaged cement mixes, lightweight aggregates, bagged decorative stone and lime. With over 200 operating locat...
City: Tigard State: Oregon Postal/Zip Code: 97223 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions a...
City: Eagle State: Idaho Postal/Zip Code: 83616 Idaho Concrete, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction...
City: Des Moines State: Iowa Postal/Zip Code: 50313 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
City: Yakima State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98901 Central Pre-Mix Concrete Co., a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of quality r...

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