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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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World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, and terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural ga...
Wanted: Forklift Technician Oklahoma City based forklift dealer seeking a Mobile Forklift Technician.Technician must be capable of working unsupervised on all makes: LP, Diesel, and Electric Powered Material Handling Equipment Applicant must have tools.Service truck w/ autocrane provided Excellent Pay and Benefits Send Resumes or request an Application: *****...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage and perform Customer Service functions regarding designated business from a geographically defined territory or assigned customer base which could include regional, dedicated or a decentralized National Account. This position will assist in balancing available capacity and freight demands in conjunction with maintaining a positive worki...
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. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment on/off the Safety Lane and around the yard Ma...
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. Responsibl...
Dispatcher Security Careers with the Unmatched Leader in the Security Industry Guardsmark is currently seeking men and women who wish to pursue a career in the security field. Positions for security officers are available, with opportunities for career advancement. Guardsmark, LLC is an international company headquartered in New York, employing exceptional men and women as security professional...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To issue parts and supplies to the technicians in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. Issues purchase orders per company guidelines to approved parts suppliers. Ensures parts are purchased from the lowest cost provider. Stocks parts and issues parts to technicians and Swift drivers when needed. Delivers parts to designat...
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 the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and ...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Manage and perform Customer Service functions regarding designated business from a geographically defined territory or assigned customer base which could include regional, dedicated or a decentralized National Account. This position will assist in balancing available capacity and freight demands in conjunction with maintaining a positive worki...
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 diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Perform the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Safely move equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a clean and safe...
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. Performs proper diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet. Performs Minor/Major trailer damage repairs. Completes all necessary t...
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. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Mainta...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Leads and performs Customer Service functions regarding a specific or assigned number or assigned customers which could include regional, dedicated or National Accounts. Will work in conjunction with other internal departments to achieve territorial balance of capacity and freight while achieving high service levels. Will take total responsibi...
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 ...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Build, plan and schedule loads/routes for designated customer using required equipment for the account, while maximizing value and utilization for both the customer and Swift. Coordinate inbound and outbound shipments for multiple designated distribution centers; work with designated personnel at customer location to coordinate load/dock sched...
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. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Mainta...
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 ...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To manage the Driver Academy for all areas pertaining to driver instruction including classroom, range and road, ensuring compliance with state regulations and maintaining our education commission. Manage day-to-day Range & Road operations ensuring quality instruction and training of Academy students and ensuring compliance with State regulat...

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