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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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Warehouse personnel stock and prepare carpet for delivery. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Accurately measure carpeting • Accurately cut carpeting • Transports carpeting via forklift and manual handling • Requires heavy lifting KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES • Knowledge of carpet cutting and measuring • Must have valid driver’s license • Ability to follow order specs • Operate a...
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company with over 8,600branch offices worldwide, Enterprise ranks #1 in the Insurance Replacement Market with yearly revenues of over $16 billion. The Service Agent cleans vehicles inside and out (vehicles may be cleaned by hand or by operating washing equipment). The Service Agent also performs...
Requisition ID 10452BR Job Title Roll Off Driver Class B CDL Division 4855: AWS - Houston Services Group Location 48232: Houston-5301 Brookglen Dr City Houston State TX Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Roll Off Driver Class B CDL is responsible for safely operating a heavy commercial truck to provide prompt and courteous delivery and removal of large cont...
Delaware County based organization is currently hiring a Logistics Coordinator to join their growing team as they develop their North American operation. As a Logistics Coordinator, you will be responsible for managing and coordinating imports by performing the following responsibilities: - Coordinating with oversea production planning teams for material availability and shipment readiness - Con...
Florida Rock & Tank Lines is now hiring Full Time, Class A CDL, Local Drivers in Chattanooga, TN! MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS! Florida Rock & Tank Lines has exciting career opportunities available for experienced Class A CDL truck drivers! We always seek professional, reliable drivers to join our team. At Florida Rock we understand that our employees are our greatest asset. EN...
Florida Rock & Tank Lines is now hiring Full Time, Class A CDL, Local Drivers in White Springs, FL AND Newberry, FL! Florida Rock & Tank Lines has exciting career opportunities available for experienced Class A CDL truck drivers! We always seek professional, reliable drivers to join our team. At Florida Rock we understand that our employees are our greatest asset. ENJOY EXCELLENT BENEFITS, inclu...
Driver/Medical Assistant Effingham/Olney/Flora, IL base Full-time Class A CDL Driver wanted to operate a dedicated route. SMS offers medical imaging services to local communities that otherwise would not have access to this state-of-the art equipment. Position available is Full-time and is not OTR. Also, we offer medical assistant training so you can assist our patients. No medical experienc...
FedEx Ground specializes in cost-effective small package shipping, offering dependable business-to-business delivery and convenient residential service. Our network safely and efficiently moves millions of packages each day utilizing some of the best technology in the industry. FedEx Ground Package Handlers load and unload sorted packages in a fast-paced environment and ensure that FedEx Ground c...
Walmart Logistics is Hiring a Maintenance Technician! Walmart Distribution Center in Sealy, TX Starting Pay for warehouse positions $15.25 (plus shift premium additional) Maint. Tech start at $20.45 Requirements for applying: 10 years of most recent employment history (if applicable), including employer addresses, phone numbers, supervisor’s names, dates of employment, etc. Name, address and ...
Driving Instructor F/T. Bonus if already licensed. 440-248-1430 or 330-430-9500. Ask for Marie....
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – The position is a spotter responsible for moving trailers in...
Description Job Description: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL Class A truck drivers to join our team of over 3000 truck drivers who haul freight for some of the world's leading brands. This is a great opportunity to continue your truck driving career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. • Route/Activity – Truck drivers are responsible for delivering medical supplie...
Randstad is now hiring for 2nd shift picking/packing positions in the Cranbury, NJ area. Interview will be held on Wednesday 11/19 @1:30pm. Picking: selecting products for orders using a voice command system to update the inventory 3:30pm-12:00am Monday-Friday $12.50/hour Packing: Quality inspection of products, some gift wrapping and packaging for shipment 4:00pm-12:30am Monday-Friday $1...
C.R. England has been hiring and training drivers since 1920, and has never laid anyone off for lack of freight. We are also the oldest and largest refrigerated trucking company in the nation. The majority of the freight you haul for us is no-touch – our clients will do all of the loading and unloading. You can choose to drive solo (OTR, regional, dedicated or intermodal) or as part of a team (OT...
Florida Rock & Tank Lines is now hiring Full Time, Class A CDL, Local Drivers in Mobile, AL! MUST BE AVAILABLE TO WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS! Florida Rock & Tank Lines has exciting career opportunities available for experienced Class A CDL truck drivers! We always seek professional, reliable drivers to join our team. At Florida Rock we understand that our employees are our greatest asset. ENJOY E...
Florida Rock & Tank Lines is now hiring Full Time, Class A CDL, Local Drivers in Defuniak Springs and Panama City, FL! **$1500 SIGN-ON BONUS! Florida Rock & Tank Lines has exciting career opportunities available for experienced Class A CDL truck drivers! We always seek professional, reliable drivers to join our team. At Florida Rock we understand that our employees are our greatest asset. ENJOY...
Requisition ID 10629BR Job Title SWING DRIVER CLASS B CDL Division 3127: Indy Transport - Hoosier Location 18024: Bloomington-6660 S SR 37 City Bloomington State IN Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Swing Driver (Class B CDL) is responsible for safely operating a front, side or rear-loading truck, roll-off truck and/or a container delivery truck and provid...
Summary: Performs tasks that require physical abilities and effort involving minimal specialized skill or prior work experience. Responsible for the accurate storing, shipping, and receiving of product to meet company standards or safety, security, and productivity. Primary Duties: Manually load and unload freight in an efficient and safe manner. Provide physical labor to move product to storage a...
Requisition ID 10631BR Job Title Roll Off Driver Class B CDL Division 3127: Indy Transport - Hoosier Location 18024: Bloomington-6660 S SR 37 City Bloomington State IN Position Type Full-Time Exempt Status Non-Exempt Position Summary A Roll Off Driver Class B CDL is responsible for safely operating a heavy commercial truck to provide prompt and courteous delivery and removal of large conta...
Chrysler of Paris is looking for a qualified applicant to fill a full-time position as a Customer Service Advisor. This job comes with many benefits including 401k, medical insurance, vision, dental and many more. It is a salary plus commission job. Must be able to be self motivated and great with customers....

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