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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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Essential Duties and Responsibilities · Assists drivers and stockers when asked in checking all product loads before departure assuring product and paperwork match. · Responsible for operating a forklift to load and unload materials for deliveries and vendors. · Responsible for loading customers in yard obtaining the proper signature on paperwork. · Services customer in a timely manner; pulling or...
Description Position Summary: A Penske Technician I will diagnose, adjust, and repair all series of motor truck and trailer equipment including, but not limited to the following: Engines (gas and diesel), Electrical/Brake/Cooling Systems, Transmissions (manual and automatic), Clutches, Differentials/Power dividers, PTO systems, Starters/Alternators, Refrigeration systems, Air conditioning systems...
Logistical IT Inventory Specialist Position Overview: This position provides logistical planning support to ensure the smooth flow of new and relocated IT assets to the customer’s site and the orderly installation of equipment. Essential Functions, Responsibilities & Duties may include, but are not limited to: Delivery acceptance and relocation of new and existing IT assets Inventory of assets to...
Essential Job Functions: · Conduct an array of project coordination level activities typically defined by standard work and often in conjunction with a cross functional Project Team. · Activities and responsibilities include, but not limited to: o monitor project activity across work streams - update schedules (resource, cost, time, requirements, etc) o use project scheduling and control tools to...
Job ID: 6375 Position Description: Brink’s U.S., a division of Brink’s, Incorporated, is the premier provider of armored car transportation, currency and coin processing, ATM servicing and other value added services to financial institutions, retailers and other commercial and government entities. The company has a proud history of providing growth and advancement opportunities for its employees....
Job ID: 6865 Position Description: Brink’s U.S., a division of Brink’s, Incorporated, is the premier provider of armored car transportation, ATM servicing, currency and coin processing, document destruction and other value added services to financial institutions, retailers and other commercial and government entities. The company has a proud history of providing growth and advancement opportuniti...
Growing transportation company looking to hire full time experienced CDL Passenger Drivers for the Chicagoland area. We currently are operating 57 passenger motor coaches and 2 years prior experience is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills and good knowledge of the city and surrounding suburbs. Applicants must have a clean driving record, Passenger Endorsement, a...
Era Helicopters LLC, one of the world‘s leading helicopter operators, is now hiring a Buyer for our Headquarters in Lake Charles, Louisiana. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Execute processes for purchasing and procuring aviation-related parts, tools, and materials at prices most economical to the company and in accordance with requested schedule and cost objectives; Follow prescribed company policies...
Looking for a self-starter with strong initiative to work in a high-energy office. This position will support management and staff with emphasis on document preparation and production, clerical support, meeting/event coordination, and technical support. The ideal candidate has strong Excel and Outlook skills, initiative, and great follow-up ability. This is a contract assignment, immediate start,...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
About Our Organization Composites One LLC is a family-owned distributor with over 60 years of composites experience. Our network of 32 local distribution centers is dedicated to serving the composites manufacturing industry. With more than 30,000 products from over 400 supplier partners reaching over 9,000 customers, Composites One is the leading distributor of composites materials in North Americ...
Harrison Township based manufacturer is seeking an experienced Inventory/Logistics Manager. -Responsibilities include managing the process and leading staff members -Experience working in a high volume environment, working with thousands of parts -Looking for someone to help lead in the restructuring of logistics/inventory process -Must be willing to be on the floor with a hands on approach -1st s...
A Master Mechanic/Technician is needed to provide service and repair of the TT Technologies, Inc. product line at repair facility and occasionally at customer sites, primarily of underground boring equipment both pneumatic and hydraulic. Provide effective maintenance, warranty, and repair services (structural and routine) on all TT Technologies, Inc. product lines and selected other equipment. Pos...
Audi Service Technician: C Service Technicians Needed: The Service Technician is responsible for performing vehicle repair and maintenance work as assigned in accordance with dealer and factory standards. Service Technician Duties and Responsibilities: Receive repair orders from dispatcher and take to stall area. Perform work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance...
DescriptionViking Resource Group is seeking an experienced Shipping Clerk at a growing manufacturing company located in the Middletown, NY area. The right candidate will have strong experience in shipping and receiving and excellent computer skills and abilities. Ideally would have some experience shipping hazardous materials or hazmat certification. Must have experience with UPS/FedEx online ship...
Company Confidential medford, NY, 11763
RECENT COLLEGE GRADUATE WHO IS LOOKING TO GROW IN THE FIELD OF LOGISTICS. Maintain existing and build new relationships with carriers and brokers. Handle the special projects as needed. Communicate with customer service,production, all shipping points and customers regarding open, pending and released orders. Negotiate competitive freight rates Organize system data for shipping purposes. THIS POSI...
Company Confidential Cohoes, NY
Driver / Shipping & Receiving Stock, pack & ship orders. Some branch maintenance. Clean license. Apply: KJ Electric, 12 Arrowhead Ln, Cohoes, 12047 -...
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $13 billion world leader in connectivity. The company designs and manufactures products at the heart of electronic connections for the world's leading industries including automotive, energy and industrial, broadband communications, consumer devices, healthcare, and aerospace and defense. TE Connectivity's long-standing commitment to innovation and engineering exce...
Parts Counter and Inventory Control Supervisor Foley Incorporated the Caterpillar Dealer for Northern New Jersey, Staten Island and Bermuda is currently seeking a Parts Counter and Inventory Control Supervisor. Interested candidates can apply online at: www.foleyinc.com Responsiblities: Supervise Parts Counter and office Manage parts inventory Supervise the Parts call center Oversee daily operatio...
LEONI is a strong company concentrated on the production of wires, cables and wiring systems with 62.000 employees in 32 countries around the world. We are the market leader in Europe and one of the world’s premier providers of standardized and customer-specific wiring systems for the automotive industry. We offer all the benefits of a top employer committed to further development, intercultural e...
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