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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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Established in 1970, Johnny on the Spot has become the leader of portable restroom rentals and services in New Jersey. We pride ourselves on supplying our customers, as well as our employees, with what we believe is the best our industry has to offer. We aim higher each changing year in all aspects of the business. The combination of our new equipment, state of the art facility and tenured, helpfu...
Established in 1970, Johnny on the Spot has become the leader of portable restroom rentals and services in New Jersey. We pride ourselves on supplying our customers, as well as our employees, with what we believe is the best our industry has to offer. We aim higher each changing year in all aspects of the business. The combination of our new equipment, state of the art facility and tenured, helpfu...
TRUCK DRIVER- OTR RUN Live Well, Drive WEL We’re driver friendly. As a family-owned company with over 35 years in the business, we know how it can get on the road, that’s why we offer a rider program to help keep you company. As a leader in temperature controlled transportation and warehousing, Wel Companies has experienced double-digit growth since 2001, which means more miles for you. · Excellen...
Russell Reid is an established and responsible wastewater management company, providing portable restroom rental and service, grease trap and septic system pumping, and other forms of wastewater management. We have immediate opportunities for CDL drivers / technicians. We seek: * class A * Tanker endorsement * 2+ years CDL driving experience * good driving record (we will verify) * Pump truck and...
Proudly celebrating 50 years in business! Russell Reid is an established and responsible wastewater management company, providing portable restroom rental and service, grease trap and septic system pumping, and other forms of wastewater management. We have immediate opportunities for CDL drivers / technicians. Positions require: * class A or B * Tanker endorsement * 2+ years CDL driving experience...
Russell Reid is an established and responsible wastewater management company, providing portable restroom rental and service, grease trap and septic system pumping, and other forms of wastewater management. We have an immediate opportunities for a CDL driver / technician to handle bulk hauling. We seek: * class A * Tanker endorsement * 3+ years CDL driving experience * good driving record (we will...
TRUCK DRIVER Week Ends Part Time or Full Time ACCUPAC, Inc. is a leading contract manufacturer/packager of pharmaceutical and personal care products with over 35 years in the industry. We are located in the Lansdale, Pennsylvania area. Accupac is seeking an experienced & reliable Truck Driver to transport raw materials and finished goods between 2 local warehouses, perform basic warehouse duties,...
Company Confidential Montebello, CA, 90640
We package and distribute olive oil. If you are interested in a company that encourages growth and have the qualifications listed below, you are welcome to apply! Position Summary: · Principal purpose of the job and its main objectives are as follows: · Manages all warehouse functions and activities including shipping, receiving, and inventory control. · Monitors the quality, quantity, cost and ef...
In need of a dynamic individual to fill the following position: • Experienced Class A CDL driver: • An individual is needed for local and in-state only; Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and surrounding areas. • No overnights. • Piggy back forklift experience, bi-lingual a plus, general knowledge of Houston, San Antonio, a plus. • This position will be one which will require multiple duties. You will...
Local Intermodal Company Driver Position This Local Truck Driving Job you will be Home Daily and Off Two Days a Week. Hiring Class A Drivers that Live with in 25 Miles of Commerce City, CO! 100% No Touch Freight, and Mostly Drop and Hook. Pick up pre-loaded trailers and deliver locally! Weekly Pay, Full Benefits. Class A CDL Required! 24+ Months Experience in Last 5 Years Required Haz-Mat Endorsem...
Our Company is one of North America's largest architectural glass & aluminum fabricators and distributors, with many locations nationwide. We are currently seeking a Driver located at our Plant in Fort Worth, Texas. This is a great opportunity for applicants to join our company and ultimately achieve their long-term career goals. Summary of Qualifications: · Drives truck to destination. Drives tru...
SALES CONSULTANT No experience necessary Recent College Grads Welcome Witham Auto Center Cedar Falls Needs to fill 2 career sales positions Sell the top Franchises available Ford Volkswagen Kia Chevrolet Huge inventory to sell from with 3 dealer locations Training program 5 day work week Excellent Benefits Best pay plan in the Cedar Valley Great team atmosphere To apply contact Mark Roussell or Jo...
You don't have to give up good pay to have good hometime! Our drivers can sleep in their own bed up to 4 nights per week or keep moving to make maximum use of their clock! All drivers get a 34 hour restart each weekend, know where they are going to be every day, are able to plan and attend other events in their life, and feel appreciated because they work with people that know drivers hold the mos...
JOB TITLE WORK TEAM LEADER? DEPARTMENT Transportation Manager Yes No Warehouse LOCATION Full time: YES DATE WRITTEN NJ March 2014 REPORTS TO Title Director of Distribution PRIMARY JOB OBJECTIVE Responsible for leading and managing all aspects of global supply chain including inbound international and domestic logistics, multi-modal freight management, scheduling and global sourcing. ESSENTIAL DUTI...
To apply for this position please click the apply now link and you will be redirected to RK Mechanical's careers website. Once there please follow the onscreen directions in red and apply for the position titled “Tool Shop Counter - Denver ". SAFETY QUALITY RELATIONSHIPS FUTURE VISION LOYALTY PASSION & CREATIVITY PROFESSIONALISM At RK Mechanical our core values define who we are and are the drivin...
Corpus Christi Wilbert LP is looking for a Customer Service Representative needed to deliver and install burial vaults and provide cemetery services. Backhoe experience a plus. Must be insurable. Background checks, pre-employment drug/ alcohol testing. 401k, health and dental insurance, paid holidays and vacations. Salary based on experience. Some of the requirements are listed below: · Driver mus...
Branch Administrator/Driver Requirements: This position provides you with a great amount of flexibility in your schedule! You must be willing to work in a driver capacity in order to be considered for this position. This is a split responsibility position – a set number of hours per week will be spent on administrative duties, the remainder of the week will be in a driver capacity. As a Branch Adm...
TRUCK DRIVER- OTR RUN Live Well, Drive WEL We’re driver friendly. As a family-owned company with over 35 years in the business, we know how it can get on the road, that’s why we offer a rider program to help keep you company. As a leader in temperature controlled transportation and warehousing, Wel Companies has experienced double-digit growth since 2001, which means more miles for you. · Excellen...
Company Confidential Shadyside, OH
One of the nations premier flatbed carriers is hiring a Driver Manager for our growing terminal. Position is full time. Individual must be highly motivated, technology oriented and have excellent communication, interpersonal and problem solving skills. We offer a complete benefit package including medical, dental, and 401-(k) benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please send salary req...
DOT Class A DRIVERS - Mile Hi Foods Co. NOW HIRING - Driver Job Fair Saturday, April 19 at 5095 Dahlia COMPANY OVERVIEW We are recruiting Drivers for the local Denver market. Mile Hi Foods’ Corporate office is located in Denver- Colorado with satellite locations in Casper,-Wyoming; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Grand Junction, Colorado; Salt Lake City, Utah and Dallas, Texas. We are ranked 2nd among Co...
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