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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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Job Description CHS / Northern Plains Ag has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Applicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential...
Job Description CHS , the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for Four (4) Drivers in the Mandan / Bismarck, ND and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all gui...
Job Description CHS / Farmers Alliance has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products wi...
Job Description CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for Four (4) Drivers in the Grand Forks, ND and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all guidelines...
Regional Drivers Wanted Never travel alone. 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 our drivers great miles, great pay and home time so that you can live well. Excellent pay Medical/dental/life/vision benefits after 90 days Vacation and holiday pay Paid weekly (direct deposit available) Per diem allowance Referra...
Job Description CHS / SunPrairie Coop has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for Custom Applicators. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with ...
Job Description CHS / Dakota Plains Coop has an exciting opportunity in our Ag Business division. We are looking for a Precision Ag Specialist to provide training on Precision Ag and manage and guide farmers and producers on their Precision Ag programs. You must be able to make sound decisions, have the ability to influence others and work cross functionally. You must be detail oriented with excel...
Job Description CHS / Dakota Agronomy Partners has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection pro...
Job Description CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Retail division! We are looking for an Operations Specialist to join our growing team. You must be customer focused, hardworking, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. This position has the opportunity for growth. You will: Work with patrons in a courteous and professional manner. Perform all j...
Job Description CHS / Lake Region Coop has an exciting opportunity. We are looking for a Drivers to deliver grain, and fertilizer in our Devils Lake and Lakota, ND territories. You must have a good work ethic with professional communications skills. You will: Pick up and deliver product to customers in a safe, timely, and professional manner. Provide excellent customer service. Follow all guid...
Job Description CHS / Central Plains Ag Services has an exciting opportunity in our Country Operations Retail division! We are looking for an Operations Specialist to join our growing team. You must be customer focused, hardworking, and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. This position has the opportunity for growth. You will: Perform all job functions as needed to ensu...
Job Description CHS / Southwest Grain has an opportunity in our Ag Business Division. We are looking for an Custom Applicator / Driver. Your primary duties from April through fall will be a Custom Applicator . You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential an...
Job Description CHS / Name of Coop has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Applicator / Driver. Your primary role from March through fall will be as a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and o...
Job Description CHS / Northern Plains Ag has an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for an Applicator / Driver. Your primary duties from April through fall will be a Custom Applicator. You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential ...
Job Description CHS has a great opportunity in our Transportation Division. We are looking for 2 (two)Truck and Trailer Mechanics in Rosemount, MN, to maintain our truck and trailer fleet. You must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and a customer service focus. Both individuals in this role may be working a schedule consisting of eitherThursday through Sunday, Wednesday...
Job Description CHS , the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for Four (4) Drivers in the Minot, ND and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all guidelines and ...
Regional Drivers Wanted Never travel alone. 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 our drivers great miles, great pay and home time so that you can live well. Excellent pay Medical/dental/life/vision benefits after 90 days Vacation and holiday pay Paid weekly (direct deposit available) Per diem allowance Referra...
Regional Drivers Wanted Never travel alone. 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 our drivers great miles, great pay and home time so that you can live well. Excellent pay Medical/dental/life/vision benefits after 90 days Vacation and holiday pay Paid weekly (direct deposit available) Per diem allowance Referra...
Job Description CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for a Driver in Sioux Falls, South Dakota location and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all gui...
Regional Drivers Wanted Never travel alone. 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 our drivers great miles, great pay and home time so that you can live well. Excellent pay Medical/dental/life/vision benefits after 90 days Vacation and holiday pay Paid weekly (direct deposit available) Per diem allowance Referra...

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