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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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CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Forklift Operator in Morrisville, GA. Earn $9.00 per hour at this is a full-time, temp-to-hire position. Work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Job Description: Loading and unloading trucks Operate electric pallet jack and forklift Stage...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Production Control Clerk in Coatesville, PA. Earn $15.00 per hour at this full-time, long term temporary position. Work 40 to 40+ hours per week. Work a schedule consisting of 5 - 6 days per week. Overtime hours will be required. Overtime is paid as time and...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking a Driver in Raleigh, NC. Earn $12.00 per hour at this part-time, temporary position. Work 16 hours per week, Friday to Sunday. Job Description: Responsible for driving vehicle Load and unload truck Requirements: A regular, valid driver's license is required (no...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client in the manufacturing industry is seeking Electronic and Mechanical Assemblers in Gloucester County, NJ. Earn $9.00 to $12.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Work 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM. Some positions may require a wo...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Scriptfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Belleville area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable CAR. Any other vehicle besides a car will NOT be considered. FUEL EFFICIENT CARS PREFERRED. Various route UP TO 5 days per week (Monday-Friday). Morning, Aftern...
Driver - Independent Contractor needed with Minivan or SUV Courier Company has Immediate Opportunities - Owner/Operators with 2007 or newer Minivan/SUV. Scheduled and On Demand work is available. Clean MVR and criminal background - a MUST! Respond online for more information. Respond online today.​ Location: Wind Gap, PA Type: Independent Contract Ad # : 11329 Vehicle Type: Minivan / SUV Click her...
Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: Improve overall on-time service while optimizing profitability through identification and execution of service recovery on manageable late loads within our network. Pro-actively search potentially late loads; identify and determine alternative planning solutions and adjust planning as required to meet on-time delivery expectations. Ensure optimal equipment...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car, SUV, Wagon or Crossover Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Jacksonville area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable car, minivan, SUV, wagon, or crossover. FUEL EFFICIENT VEHICLES PREFERRED. MUST live in the area of Jacksonville. MUST be at least...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Scriptfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Ypsilanti area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable CAR. Any other vehicle besides a car will NOT be considered. FUEL EFFICIENT CARS PREFERRED. Various route UP TO 5 days per week (Monday-Friday). Morning, Afterno...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Scriptfleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Ann Arbor area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN reliable CAR. Any other vehicle besides a car will NOT be considered. FUEL EFFICIENT CARS PREFERRED. Various route UP TO 5 days per week (Monday-Friday). Morning, Afterno...
AWESOME INDIVIDUAL WITH GOOD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH FUEL EFFICIENT CAR, MINI VAN, CARGO VAN, SPRINTER VAN OR STRAIGHT TRUCK WITH LIFT GATE WITH OR WITHOUT YOUR OWN AUTHORITY. WORK ON CALL NIGHTS, WEEKENDS, DAYS FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. REQUIREMENTS: CURRENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION, INSURANCE AND DRI...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Partsfleet II is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Nashville area for same day deliveries. Experience with a scanner is a plus. MUST OWN a reliable CAR. No other vehicle will be considered. Fuel efficient vehicles preferred. Living in the Nashville area preferred. Routes originate out of South Nashville...
Independent Contractors Needed COMPANY: Am-Tran We are a professional courier and transportation company located in the Bay Area. We provide high quality Same Day Service to our customers. We are looking for Independent Contractors with a Cargo Van for work along the Peninsula, East Bay, South Bay, and San Francisco. Minimum Qualifications and Requirements: Must have a Cargo Van Clean DMV Record B...
AWESOME INDIVIDUALS WITH GOOD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH FUEL EFFICIENT CAR, MINI VAN, CARGO VAN OR SPRINTER VAN WORK ON CALL NIGHTS & WEEKENDS FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. REQUIREMENTS: CURRENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION, INSURANCE AND DRIVERS LICENSE. TSA CERTIFICATION THROUGH OUR OFFICE FOR AIRPORT DELIVERI...
Now hiring owner operators; MUST HAVE OWN VEHICLE. We are currently hiring Tractor Trailers, Straight Trucks, CARGO VANS, Sprinters, Large & small pick-up trucks with toppers. Make up to $1200.00+ a week locally or $2000.00+ Nationwide Paid weekly Fuel Programs Available NO forced dispatch Apply online here or in person at 1931 Neva Dr. Dayton, OH 45414. NO PHONE CALLS WILL BE TAKEN REGARDING THE...
Driver Position Available Mighty Flameis seeking an applicant who is safe, dependable, and hardworking. Truck Driver Position CDL-A: Duties include: Propane Cylinder Delivery to Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, & Hardware Stores surrounding a 250 mile radius from Maple Shade, NJ. 2-Day Routes requiring overnight hotel stays required at times. Requirements for this position include: Clean MVR CD...
Driver Position Available Mighty Flameis seeking an applicant who is safe, dependable, and hardworking. Truck Driver Position CDL-A: Duties include: Propane Cylinder Delivery to Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, & Hardware Stores surrounding a 300 mile radius from Flint,MI. 2-3 Day Routes requiring overnight hotel stay required at certain times. Requirements for this position include: Clean MVR...
Driver Position Available Mighty Flame is seeking an applicant who is safe, dependable, and hardworking. Delivery Driver Position CDL-A: Duties include: Propane Cylinder Delivery to Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Hardware Stores, & Industrial Customers surrounding a 250 mile radius from Brattleboro, VT. 2-Day Routes requiring an overnight hotel stay required at certain times. Requirements for...
Driver Position Available Mighty Flameis seeking an applicant who is safe, dependable, and hardworking. Truck Driver Position CDL-A: Duties include: Propane Cylinder Delivery to Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, & Hardware Stores surrounding a 300 mile radius from Newburgh, NY. 2-3 Day Routes requiring an overnight hotel stay required at certain times. Requirements for this position include: Cle...
Driver Position Available Mighty Flameis seeking an applicant who is safe, dependable, and hardworking. Truck Driver Position CDL-A: Duties include: Propane Cylinder Delivery to Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, & Hardware Stores surrounding a 300 mile radius from Marshfield, MO. 2-3 Day Routes requiring an overnight hotel stay required at certain times. Requirements for this position include: C...
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