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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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Dedicated Delivery Routes opening for San Diego County COMPANY: TRITON LOGISTICS CORPORATION Large Delivery Vehicles Only. Nissan NV High Roofs, Dodge Promasters, Sprinters, P900's, We are increasing our volume. Dedicated delivery and pick up routes coming available. Deliver on average 100-200 stops per day. Deliveries for customers like Amazon, Walmart, Apple,office max,and many more. Interviews...
Dedicated Delivery Routes opening for San Diego County COMPANY: TRITON LOGISTICS CORPORATION Large Delivery Vehicles Only. Nissan NV High Roofs, Dodge Promasters, Sprinters, P900's, We are increasing our volume. Dedicated delivery and pick up routes coming available. Deliver on average 100-200 stops per day. Deliveries for customers like Amazon, Walmart, Apple,office max,and many more. Interviews...
Contract Route Driver Needed COMPANY: Henry Industries CONTRACT ROUTE DRIVER NEEDED Henry Industries, Inc., a national 3rd party logistics, distribution center, and 3rd party warehousing provider, is seeking a Contract Route Driver. One route open NOW, client required delivery times are Saturday mornings between 6:00 and 8:00 AM. This route generally begins at 6:00 AM. This route will average 50 m...
Independent Contractor / Couriers (Non-CDL) Needed with Cargo Van Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Youngwood area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable CARGO VAN. Routes originate in Youngwood but travel to surrounding cities such as Pittsburgh MUST be at least 21 years of age. *MUST have...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Minivan, Small SUV or Cargo Van Partsfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Jupiter area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable fuel efficient minivan, small SUV or cargo van. MUST live in or near Jupiter, Hobe Sound, Palm Beach Gardens or Tequesta. Routes availab...
Driver - Independent Contracts Needed On demand work for straight truck with lift gate COMPANY: Bravo Messenger Service Courier company has increasing need for 24' truck for route work. Would need to be able to call at 0400am for work that day. Must have straight truck with lift gate. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Linden, NJ Type: Independent Contract Ad # :...
Driver - Independent Contractor Needed with 14' - 24' box truck and Class C driver with Hazmat Compliance COMPANY: Global Messenger Corporation Global Messenger and Logistics is looking for drivers with 12 to 24 foot box trucks to make hot shot as well as scheduled next day deliveries. Drivers must have a Class C license. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Baltim...
Independent Contractors Needed - Driver with Cargo Van COMPANY: A-1 Courier Services Large Courier/Distribution company in Toms River, looking for drivers with their own Cargo Van. Routes available. Mon-Sat with guarantee money. Must have 100/300 insurance. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Toms River, NJ Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 18452 Vehicle Type: Car...
Driver - Independent Contract Needed with Covered Pick-Up< Minivan or SUV COMPANY: Expedite Delivery System, LLC Looking for an IC driver with the right vehicle to service the Richmond and surrounding areas Mon-Friday. Possible after hours and weekend on demand work as well. Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Richmond, VA Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 18451 V...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Procurement Manager Madison, WI; Sun Prairie, WI Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000 Apply Apply Procurement Manager Madison, WI; Sun Prairie, WI Full-Time $100,000 - $120,000 Apply Job Details Were looking for a senior, experienced Procurement Manager for a key role just outside of the Madison, WI area. What You W...
COURIERS NEEDED! with Cargo Van or Box Truck COMPANY: Courier Express Courier Express is a regional transportation company looking for Independent Contractors with box trucks and/or cargo vans who want the opportunity to work now. We offer competitive settlement paid weekly, an established customer base and defined delivery zones. Interested candidates must be at least 21 years old, have a clean M...
COURIERS NEEDED! with Cargo Van or Box Truck COMPANY: Courier Express Courier Express is a regional transportation company looking for Independent Contractors with box trucks and/or cargo vans who want the opportunity to work now. We offer competitive settlement paid weekly, an established customer base and defined delivery zones. Interested candidates must be at least 21 years old, have a clean M...
I/C DRIVERS NEEDED LAFAYETTE-LAKE CHARLES- BROUSSARD- NEW ORLEANS* New Orleans based Courier Service has immediate openings for I/C Contractors with Stake beds / Goosenecks and Tractor Trailer Owner Operators Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: New Orleans, LA Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 3721 Vehicle Type: Flatbed Click here to view full ad with details and...
FULL TIME DRIVER *COMPANY PROVIDED VEHICLE * COMPANY: A-1 Delivery Services, Inc. Courier company has Immediate openings for CDL and non CDL drivers. Company Provided Vehicle All applicants MUST have twic card or in process of obtaining within 4 weeks of hire. Cargo Van 26ft Box Truck 24ft Stake Bed Tractor Trailer both flatbed and dry van experience Respond online for more information. Respond on...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Car First Delivery Service is a 24 hour courier service that uses commercial airlines to ship packages around the country. We service the entire bay area, but most of the jobs go to or from SFO,OAK or SJC airports. We are looking for reliable independent contractors. This is an independent contractor position which means we pay by the job and we do not w...
Look forward to career growth and opportunity with the Allen Lund Company. We pride ourselves on giving you the break you need to start a promising career. If you have the essential skills and a strong desire to win, we will provide the training. Join the fast paced transportation industry, and quickly transport your job into a career. The Allen Lund Company is currently looking for a dynamic Tran...
DESCRIPTION: This position is accountable for ensuring the accurate receiving, processing and/or shipment of new or returned merchandise. Operates assorted tools and equipment. May rotate among various sub-functions of material handling such as receiving, checking, picking, packing or shipping. Temp to Hire within 120 Days ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: A. Transports merchandise onto work tables, pallets, c...
MotorCoach Operators Wanted Up To $1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS Pacific Coast Sightseeing/Coach USA is currently Hiring Fully Qualified Motorcoach Drivers for Sightseeing, Tours, Charters and Fixed Routes. Class A or B License with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement. Looking for an individual with experience Must have a good DMV, a steady work history and be available flexible days and hours. Company offe...
MotorCoach Operators Wanted Up to $1,500 SIGN-ON BONUS Pacific Coast Sightseeing/Coach USA is currently Hiring Fully Qualified Motorcoach Drivers for Sightseeing, Tours, Charters and Fixed Routes. Class A or B License with Air Brake and Passenger Endorsement. Looking for an individual with experience in the charter bus industry. Must have a good DMV, a steady work history and be available flexible...
Job Purpose: Keeps production supplied by retrieving materials and supplies; operating a forklift. Duties: * Plans supply and material requirements by studying production schedule; scheduling deliveries to production area. * Retrieves supplies and materials by studying specifications; locating and verifying supplies and materials; secures pallet on truck; moves pallet to production location. * Mai...

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