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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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TRUCK DRIVER - CDL DRIVER - LINEHAUL DRIVER - CDL CLASS A DRIVER PITT OHIO, a $430 million, high service, highly profitable, transportation solutions provider offering SUPPLY CHAIN, GROUND, LTL and TRUCKLOAD services is seeking a Class A Line Haul Driver at our Chicago, IL Terminal. PITT OHIO has received countless safety, service, and carrier of the year awards and our highly acclaimed Safety D...
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...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
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 ...
VICE PRESIDENT- DISTRIBUTION & LOGISTICS A growing retail company in New Jersey is seeking a hands-on Vice President Director of Distribution and Logistics to spearhead growth and guide our D.C. into the 21st century. Requirements include: - Proven experience with automated systems. - 5 years progressive experience in manual and automated Retail Clothing Distribution Center with multi-store respon...
Adecco Group, a division of the world leader in the recruitment of office and finance professionals is currently hiring for Production Technicians for a job in Memphis, TN. This is a Temp-to-hire opportunity working with one of our premier pharmaceutical clients. As a Production Tech you will be responsible for following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Good Documentation Practices (GDPs...
DRIVERS-Class A All New Pay Packages For Entry Level, Company Drivers, & Owner Operators Company Driver Pay Increases at All Levels + $5,000 Sign-on Bonus + Pet on Your Truck + Paid Orientation + Up to .44› + Guaranteed Pay = One Great Career Entry Level Drivers a 20% Increase in Pay + Tuition Reimbursement + Paid Orientation + $4,000 Bonus at 12 Months + Guaranteed Pay = One Grea...
CDL Truck Driver - Transport Fuel Driver - Wellington CO Description: This job is located in Wellington, CO just to the east of the Rockie Mountains. This position does have housing available. Pilot Logistics Services is a multi-state fuel and oil distributor that primarily delivers fuels and oils to both the wholesale and retail markets. We have terminals in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dako...
CDL Tank Wagon Truck Driver - Frac Fueler - Wellington CO Description: This job is located in Wellington, CO just to the east of the Rockie Mountains. This position does have housing available. Pilot Logistics Services is a multi-state fuel and oil distributor that primarily delivers fuels and oils to both the wholesale and retail markets. We have terminals in Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dak...
EOE / AA / M / F / VET / DISABILITY This Full Time CDL Driving job is paid $25.55 per hour to haul the mail for the United States Postal Service. * CDL Drivers - Drives truck to destination within designated time standards for run. * Inspects truck for defects and safe operating condition before, during and after trips and submits report indicating truck condition at the end of each trip or tou...
Class A CDL Short Haul, Truck Driver This position includes performing duties such as: driving a company owned tractor-trailer to and from the job sites, transporting clients goods/products from one site to another, helping load or unload goods onto truck when needed, making sure the product arrives to destination without claims, helping the product be set-up on the job site as needed, and other ...
Are you a commercial driver who enjoys driving newer equipment and working for good pay and great benefits? Do you enjoy working with other highly qualified commercial drivers who have been in the business a long time and uphold the highest standards in the industry? Atech Logistics, Inc. has immediate opening for a Class A Driver. We are a third party dedicated fleet trucking company with applic...
We are searching for PROFESSIONAL TRANSIT DRIVERS who are interested in Fixed Feeder Route and in launching a DRIVING CAREER with MV TRANSPORTATION in the Westmont, Darien, Downers Grove, and Lisle area. The Fixed Feeder Route Vehicle Operators are responsible for safely operating a transit motor vehicle. The primary objective is to provide safe, reliable, and efficient public transportation. Succ...
Responsible for moving product or materials in a production or warehouse environment using powered tools and vehicles. - Operate industrial vehicles and equipment. - Transport raw materials, full goods and/or finished goods to designated area. - Load and unload designated trailers and/or route trucks. - Ensure compliance with regulatory and company policies and procedures. - Move product and/...
Dedicated Driver Position (Glendale, WI) Class A CDL Required. Drivers will work approximately 5 1/2 days per week. The dedicated runs start in Glendale, WI and deliver to various locations in WI, IL, MN, ND, MI and MO, with other areas developing now. Driver will work a combination of local and regional runs. This is a reefer account with paid driver assist off loads and backhauls. Power pallet ...
Delivery Driver/Warehse La-Z-Boy Furniture; F/T, 21 yrs. & clean DMV, heavy lifting, neat appearance & customer service skills required. Pre-employ. physical & drug test. Great benefits. Apply at 5555 Skylane Blvd. #C, SR or fax resume to (707) 542-1837. Delivery Drivers / Warehouse We are looking for service-oriented Delivery Drivers / Warehouse Associates to represent La-Z-Boy while in custome...
Operational Summary: Drivers will work 5 to 5 and ½ days per week, primarily Mon. Thru Fri. running local deliveries in the Midwest out of University Park, IL Driver Home Locations: University Park, IL area and Northwest IN Company Driver Pay: $.67 per Round Trip Miles. $.015 per Mile Bonus Potential, based on $.005 per Qtr on the miles ran that Quarter, meeting the Safety Criteria, as well as ...
Twin Lake Trucking Offers drivers: $1500 Sign on bonus for Regional and Long Haul $500 Sign on bonus for Local Paid vacation after 1st year Medical, vision, dental, matching 401K and AFLAC Extra pay on hazmat loads with endorsement Incentive pay Direct Deposit Late model equipment Detention and Layover Pay Safety Awards...
Responsible for supervising the warehousing and shipping of incoming and outgoing materials. Supervises warehouse personnel. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Supervise the daily activities of the warehouse. - Schedule warehouse team members to meet the demands of the facility. - Allocate necessary space for stock rotation. - Assist and maintain appropriate inventory levels...
Ensures all logistics activities for a Sales Center are operating efficiently. (delivery, merchandising, and in some sales centers warehouse) - Management, training, and development of all subordinate personnel. - Establish distribution goals, manage all delivery KBIs and review processes regularly. - Manage daily routes working closely with the Dispatch group to ensure route plans are maintained ...

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