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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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METRO KC DOCK-HIGH WORK - DRIVER NEEDED WITH BOX TRUCK COMPANY: American Courier Corporation AMERICAN COURIER has an immediate need for a Contractor with a dock-high truck. Hours generally are approximately 0415AM - 0515AM AND 1045AM - NOON. Service times are specific with some variance day-to-day depending on volumes. Schedule is set by this large service-oriented customer. Phone calls are requir...
Independent Drivers Needed in San Jose and surrounding areas!!!! Transportation broker seeks independent courier drivers with Box Trucks and Cargo Vans to perform scheduled morning routes Monday - Friday in San Jose, CA and surrounding areas. Great opportunity for those who qualify! Requirements: Box Trucks Cargo Vans Valid DL/Insurance Clean MVR/Background Check/Drug Screen Respond online for mor...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Script Fleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Bloomfield Hills 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,...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Script Fleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Romulus 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, Afternoo...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Script Fleet 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, Aftern...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car Script Fleet 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, After...
Delivery Drivers / Couriers Needed with Car, Minivan, Small SUV or Wagon Script Fleet is seeking professional, quality focused independent contractors/owner operators in the Jacksonville area for same day deliveries of auto parts. Experience with a scanner is a plus. *MUST OWN reliable car, minivan, small SUV or wagon. Fuel efficient vehicles preferred. MUST live in or near Jacksonville, FL. Route...
AWESOME INDIVIDUALS WITH GOOD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY: American Expediting AMERICAN EXPEDITING A NATIONAL COMPANY NEEDS INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS WITH FUEL EFFICIENT CAR, MINI VAN OR CARGO VAN WORK ON CALL DAYS, NIGHTS & WEEKENDS FOR LOCAL & DISTANCE DELIVERIES. REQUIREMENTS: CURRENT VEHICLE REGISTRATION, INSURANCE AND DRIVERS LICENSE. TSA CERTIFICATION THROUGH OUR OFFICE FOR AIRPORT DELIVERIES, RELI...
CDL Class A or B Drivers - Company Provided Vehicle COMPANY: Pace Runners, Inc. CDL Driver Pace Runners is looking for CDL Class A & B Drivers for our courier and delivery services in your area. At Pace Runners we pride ourselves on working with individuals who possess our core values of: • Relentless Servant Spirit • Character and Integrity • Commitment to Self-Improvement • Work Ethic • Understa...
Freight/Stock Material Mover - You offer your unique skills and experiences. And Manpower offers something unique for you. We're the place for talented individuals who want to do things differently, get ahead and establish a lifelong career. We are currently recruiting for a Freight/Stock Material Mover to work at a great company located in Albuquerque, NM. This is a contract opportunity expected...
WAXIE Sanitary Supply has an immediate opening for a Part-Time Inventory Analyst at our Las Vegas, NV division. The work schedule is Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is not a benefits eligible position, only with the exception of 401(k). WAXIE Sanitary Supply is the largest privately-held distributor of sanitary supplies and equipment in the United States. A dynamic and progressive...
JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES Job Title:Dispatch Agent / Freight Specialist Reports to: Logistics Supervisor FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Job Purpose:This position reports directly to the Logistics Supervisor andunder general direction will be responsible for scheduling and dispatching carrier loads by coordinating, planning and assigning quoted shipments to specific contract carriers. Essential...
Well established company in Orange is seeking a Purchasing Manager. The Purchasing Manager will develop, implement and manage a materials procurement system that results in timely material availability within pricing, service, and quality guidelines in order to support our Manufacturing Operations. Responsibilities: Guide buyers in the appropriate handling of supplier issues, supply, demand and ma...
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WHO WE ARE At Mattel, our vision is Creating the Future of Play. We strive to achieve this vision primarily through our creative and enthusiastic employees who DARE to be innovative and THRIVE in a friendly and fast-paced environment. Mattel is committed to developing employees and supporting their career goals, helping them GROW with a host of meaningful experiences and learning opportunities. An...
LOGISTICS * SUPPLY CHAIN * WAREHOUSE * DISTRIBUTION Want extra cash for the summer? Interested in showcasing your general warehouse or forklift skills in a fun environment with a nationally acclaimed distribution leader? Looking for a temporary position with steady hours, competitive pay, and room for growth? Manpower has the assignment you've been looking for. Forklift Operators: As a Distributio...
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for materials coordinators to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity for individuals who are self-motivated, with strong analytical and computer skills, customer-centric, and safety conscious. This position coordinates all processes and functions of a department. Provides visibility to management by tracking, process...
GENERAL SUMMARY The Operations Manager will oversee warehousing operations, manage warehouse employees, company safety processes, and oversee scheduling, invoicing, and that all company SOP’s are being followed. The role will also be responsible to manage KPI’s to ensure all goals are being met. This position will ensure correct and timely loading of semi’s and bobtails, while providing warehouse...
WAXIE Sanitary Supply has an immediate opening for a Class B Driver at our Northern California division located in Livermore, CA. WAXIE Sanitary Supply is the largest privately-held distributor of sanitary supplies and equipment in the United States. A dynamic and progressive company, WAXIE's reputation as a leader in the sanitary supply industry is attributed to its comprehensive inventory and wo...
Manpower northern Nevada has dozens of jobs available!!! Ready to work in the Warehouse industry in Nevada? Manpower northern Nevada has the job for you! Your career and its success are dependent upon many factors. Are you in a position to make a strategic contribution? Is your growth supported? Do you get the recognition you deserve? With Manpower, we can get you what you want and we know where t...
Manpower, Inc. of SE Michigan is currently seeking a program coordinator to work for our client in Ann Arbor, MI. The selected candidate will be responsible for coordinating all activities associated with the supply and demand of a particular product line. Job duties include, but are not limited to: • Organizing all supply chain activities such as sales order tracking, costing, forecasting, materi...
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