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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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COMPANY DRIVERS – The pay you deserve and the home time you want Learn more about the GDS family and apply on line at our new website www.gdsexpress.com Regional Driving Opportunity – Dedicated lane Earn up to $.42.mile Home weekends and during the week Full benefits – Medical, Holidays, Vacations and 401K Late model well maintained Condos with APU’s Direct Deposit with Quick-Pay and per d...
Allied Tube & Conduit, a division of Atkore International, is an industry leader in the manufacture of galvanized steel tubes and pipes, electrical conduit, armored wire and cable, metal framing systems and building components, and serves a wide range of construction, electrical, fire and security, mechanical and automotive applications. Atkore International is currently searching for qualified a...
Purpose: The purpose of this position is to support, lead, coordinate and ensure performance of transportation/logistics services throughout the Church and the world. This position helps lead a distribution network redesign effort. This position manages day-to-day Church transportation services globally. This position also provides support to and ensures compliance with regulations and transporta...
Logistics Coordinator Sergeant Bluff, Iowa Ag Processing Inc, a cooperative, has an opening for an additional Logistics Coordinator at our Sergeant Bluff, Iowa facility. This individual will work with the existing logistics coordinator and the merchandising staff on rail transportation issues for three soybean processing plants. Duties include but are not limited to: railroad operations activities...
Job Title: Procurement Category Manager: Marketing Location:Mid-New Jersey, USA Salary: $125k plus benefits package 1st Executive have been retained by a leading G500 Pharmaceutical client to recruit an exceptional Category Manager Marketing to manage a $180m spend portfolio across the North American region. This individual will be responsible for partnering and influencing VP and SVP stakehol...
Join SCP Distributors / POOLCORP, the world's largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool supplies and related backyard products and a billion dollar business! Founded in 1981 POOLCORP now operates over 300 service centers in North America and Europe, through which we distribute more than 160,000 national brand and private label products to roughly 80,000 wholesale customers. We have revenues o...
Title: Procurement Manager- Performance Management Location: Miami, Florida Salary: $175,000 - $185,000 The successful candidate for the role of Procurement Manager will have the following duties and responsibilities: Manage the Regional components of the global Procurement reporting cycle (e.g. corecards, Initiatives tracking, market intelligence reports, Supplier relationship management and ...
UPS Freight Truckload is hiring individuals to work as Full-time Dedicated Dry Van OTR Team Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more locations. Dedicated drivers are primarily assigned to run freight for one customer, and may be assigned to an operation based at a specific customer location. These drivers are normally...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Part-Time Dockworkers with a CDL license. This position that involves the physical moving of freight into and out of trailers in a timely manner, by handling the freight manually, or using a forklift or hand truck. Forklift experience is not required but preferred.This position also involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and del...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Full-Time Road Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more service centers and then returning to the original domicile. Road Drivers must pass a DOT physical and successfully pass a road test. Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with Haz...
About Us Transportation of bulk chemicals in and around Denver. We are looking for people to run local/regional routes in and around Denver, Brighton, Greeley area. Responsibilities • Communicate with dispatch • Operate and drive class 8 vehicles • Perform pre-trip inspection of vehicle • Pick up and deliver various products • Record information on pick-ups and deliveries • Operate within ...
UPS Freight Truckload is hiring individuals to work as Full-time Dedicated Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more locations. Dedicated drivers are primarily assigned to run freight for one customer, and may be assigned to an operation based at a specific customer location. These drivers are normally on the road from...
DELIVERY DRIVER ***CDL NOT REQUIRED*** Monday - Friday An established beverage distributor is seeking Delivery Drivers for intrastate routes in the Oklahoma City area. This position requires drivers to deliver, unload and stage cases of product. We are seeking individuals with excellent customer service. Qualifications · Must be 23 years of age · Obtain an ABLE License · Clear Motor Vehicle ...
Is seeking a Non-Ferrous Warehouse Worker Weekdays M-F with great benefits. Qualifications include excellent customer service/computer skills, operating skid loader/forklift and knowledge of metals helpful but we will train. Pre-employment drug screen is required. Send resume to NORTHERN METAL RECYCLING 1900 Yegen Road Bismarck, ND 58504 jobs@nmrecycling .com or fax (701) 323-0785...
NOW HIRING FOR: LOG TRUCK DRIVERS DUMP TRUCK DRIVERS WOODS FOREMAN (side rod) HOOKTENDER Please apply online or in person only to JERRY DEBRIAE LOGGING CO., INC. 45 Elochman Valley Rd., Cathlamet, WA 98612. NO PHONE CALLS will be accepted. Email: ***** or FAX: 360-795-3847. Jerry Debriae Logging Co., is a family-owned logging company that offers great benefits, a safe work environmen...
Long Haul Company CDL Truck Driver Team – Minooka, IL $0.46 (Split) Per Mile $1,000 Sign On Bonus Home Every Other Week Keystone knows what really matters to truck drivers: better pay, more home time, and new trucks. Keystone totaled over 50 million road miles and drayed over 70,000 containers in 2013. We will keep you busy all year. Need help? Click HERE to chat with a recruiter. Job Summ...
Description Job Description: Penske Truck Leasing seeks highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the unique position of Hiker (Vehicle Transporter/ Truck Driver). This position is responsible for vehicle delivery and returning vehicles to Penske locations and Penske customers. Primarily, this position moves our box trucks up to 26’ and for CDL Class A will include tractors and trailer m...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Full-Time Road Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more service centers and then returning to the original domicile. Road Drivers must pass a DOT physical and successfully pass a road test. Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with Haz...
This position is located in our TX, Ft Bliss facility Manages and is responsible for the successful completion of all tasks in assigned program area including technical work, staff supervision, financial and business development activities. At this level, the position is typically responsible for program(s) with annual revenues of $15-20 million. At this level, the position is typically respons...

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