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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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City: St. Augustine State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 32092 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 acquis...
Job Description OTR TEAM DRIVING CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in TOUGHKENAMON, PA * $1,400 Weekly Average + Benefits * Out 5 to 5.5 days per week - flat rate pay weekly TEAM DRIVING * Great Pay - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 817-664-0023 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices - 22 Ye...
City: Easton State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 18040 Oldcastle Precast is the leading manufacturer of precast concrete, polymer concrete and plastic products in the United States. Our products range from utility vaults, reinforced concrete pipe, catch basins, drainage and septic tanks, to retaining walls, storm shelters, wall panels, concrete barriers, a variety of prestressed concrete produ...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A DRIVER / GOOD STEADY CAREER OPPORTUNITY in KANSAS CITY, MO * $16.95 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 2nd Shift - Monday thru Friday - 3 P.M.to 12 A.M. * 3rd Shift - Sunday thru Saturday 10 P.M. to 8 A.M. * Driver Must Be Willing to Work Any Shift * No Touch Automotive Freight - Steady Full-Time Work - Good Equipment APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFOR...
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: 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...
Job Description CLASS A CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in EATON, OH. GREAT PAY! / 40+ HOURS PER WEEK / ANY SHIFT Drivers needed to run shuttles from Eaton to Marysville, East Liberty, & Greensburg. Typically 2 loads a day. Must be willing to be assigned to any shift. Drivers will average $120 to $150 per day. NO Touch. All drop and hook. GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - STEADY WORK APPLY NOW or CALL 866-78...
Job Description CLASS A CDL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES in VANDALIA, OH. $.40 PER MILE / $14.00 PER STOP / $14.00 PER HOUR DETENTION / AVERAGE $850 to $1150 PER WEEK / 1st SHIFT Very little touch - occasionally need to assist at a stop. GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT - STEADY WORK APPLY NOW or CALL 866-780-9495 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … ...
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...
JOB DESCRIPTION: At Best Buy our mission is to leverage the unique talents and passions of our employees to inspire, delight, and enrich the lives our customers through technology and all its possibilities. If you have a passion and curiosity for what is possible and enjoy people, we invite you to join us on this mission. A Merchandising and Inventory Associate knows and applies procedures to pr...
City: San Diego State: California Postal/Zip Code: 92111 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...
Job Description LOCAL CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in NEW CENTURY, KS * $18.00 PER HOUR+ OVERTIME PAY & BENEFITS * MONDAY thru FRIDAY - DAY SHIFT * MUST HAVE FLATBED EXPERIENCE * STEADY WORK - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW or CALL 816-231-0403 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Branch Offices -...
Job Description NEW LOCAL & REGIONAL CDL-A OPPORTUNITIES in SOUTH CHICAGO, IL * $18.00 - $21.00 Per Hour + Overtime Pay & Benefits * Monday thru Friday **Flatbed Experience Is A Plus But Not Required** * STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - GOOD QUALITY EQUIPMENT APPLY NOW OR CALL 708-535-8991 FOR MORE INFORMATION. TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands ...
Job Description DRIVERS AVERAGE $900+ PER WEEK and are HOME DAILY ! STEADY WORK - STEADY PAY - CAREER OPPORTUNITY in ST. PARIS MONDAY thru FRIDAY with OCCASIONAL SATURDAYS This is very steady work, no touch freight, second shift . Good Trucks and a Good Respectful Work Environment. WHY SHOULD YOU BECOME A TransForce DRIVER? * You will choose your career assignment - local, regional, over-the...
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...
Job Description LOCAL CDL-A CAREER OPPORTUNITY in LOS ANGELES, CA * $19.50 Per Hour + Benefits & Home Daily * 5 P.M. Start Time * Must have TWIC Card * No touch Freight * Great Pay - Good Quality Equipment - Very Steady Work APPLY NOW or CALL 562-864-8779 FOR MORE INFORMATION TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals. Join the TransForce Team … Thousands of TransForce Drivers - 40 Br...
City: Fredonia State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 16124 Anchor 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 locatio...
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...
City: Santa Rosa State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95407 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 acquis...
City: Philadelphia State: Pennsylvania Postal/Zip Code: 19131 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 ac...

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