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Transportation Employment Information

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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Arnold's Office Furniture Operations Coordinator Job Description SUMMARY We are an office furniture retailer looking for a detailed oriented, project manager to own the customer relationship throughout the post-sale process (work orders to installation). The ideal candidate will have logistics experience and familiarity with warehouse operations. Previous experience working with furniture whol...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Warehouse Associate Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our p...
Job Title: Receiving / Yard Truck Operator Department: Shipping Shift: 3rd (10:30pm-7:00am) Number of Openings: 1 Classification: Hourly, non-exempt Pay Rate: $11.00 per hour Brief Description of Position Safety is a high priority in this position. This person must be able to work at a quick pace, be team oriented, be good with numbers, and being detailed is a must. You will need to have so...
Analyze the elements of value, selection of items satisfactory to users, negotiation of terms and conditions and the determination of source of supply that is in Division/Companies best interest. Purchase equipment, supplies and services for Division‘s use in such a manner that the maximum value will be obtained for the money expended. Purchases will be made from qualified/approved manufacturers/...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry for over 34 years, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Plant Worker in Fresno, CA. Earn $10.00 per hour at this full-time, temporary position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 12:00 PM - 8:30 PM with overtime hours on an as needed basis. Job Description: Moving boxes Cleaning boxes Shipping & Receiving Load...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
Dingledine Trucking has an immediate need for driver with valid CDL A and good driving record for a full-time spotting position. Open position is for evening shift which consists of 12 hour shifts (6pm to 6am) on a 3 day on and 3 day off schedule. Responsibilities include shuttling trailers between facilities in Urbana, OH. Competitive pay and benefits. Check out www.dingledinetrucking.com, emai...
Transportation Management Assistant. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Daily email communication with freight carriers and our distribution centers. Shipment planning involving estimating all freight movement requirements as dictated by our business needs and our customers agreements. The ideal candidate must have a strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel / Word, and have excellent communication...
SUMMARY: Provides direction and management of a shift at an assigned facility. Sets, establishes and maintains procedures and targets for the facility in conjunction with the Facility Manager. Supervises the receiving, storing, packing, and shipping of merchandise or materials. Responsible to ensure customers’ requirements are met or exceeded. Strong interpersonal and leadership skills are require...
Company Overview: As North America’s largest and most respected produce distributor, FreshPoint is driven by strong corporate and community values and, most important, driven by the employees who uphold them. FreshPoint, Inc. and its operating companies is a great place to find your professional and personal potential. Our mission is to help our customers succeed, but FreshPoint is also the place...
Responsibilities include: The Delivery Technician is responsible for delivery, field maintenance and service, pick-up and cleaning of all medical equipment and for training patients and caregivers in the proper and safe use of the equipment. · Delivery set up and pick up of medical equipment. · Perform after-hours on-call coverage in a rotating basis with other delivery technicians. Qualificat...
Company Confidential Greensboro, NC, 27409
SUMMARY The primary purpose of the Sales Consultant is to sell, merchandise, and service accounts in the assigned route, while maintaining the quality of our products. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Represent the Company in a professional manner, and provide excellent customer service. Always thank each account for their patronage. Formulate a plan to increase sales of all brands. Mai...
Business is great and as such we are looking for a Field Service Technician in Kansas City. The primary function of a Field Service Technician / Truck Driver is to deliver excellent service to customers while representing the Company in a professional and courteous manner at all times. They will comply with all DOT, and state regulations as well as all Company safety and compliance policies in re...
Warehouse Manager Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our people make the difference. We're looking f...
Warehouse Manager Trainee Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products....
Warehouse Manager Trainee Up to $30 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products....

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