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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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Share the challenge of working for a global company by joining the exceptional team at Pilkington! Currently, our Automotive Glass Replacement division seeks a customer-oriented individual for our North Charleston Service Center to support our ongoing priority of assuring excellent customer relations. The core hours for this position will be from 8:00am to approximately 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday...
Inuit Services, Inc is seeking two part time Buss Drivers at Ft McCoy, WI. The Bus Driver transports passengers to and from required locations, takes vehicles to and from maintenance locations, performs vehicle inspections and cleaning, general housekeeping duties in facilities and wash bay, accurately prepares all required paperwork and other job duties as assigned. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBI...
Description This is a full time with benefits days position. Someone with shipping/receiving experience is a plus. Under the supervision of Area Manager, performs duties related to receiving, stores, distributing materials and equipment. Maintains par levels of supplies. Qualifications Education: H.S. or Equivalent Valid Drivers License-2 or less moving violations during past 3 years....
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY! Carpet World in Bismarck has an immediate opening for a Full-Time Warehouse Person. Duties include: loading and unloading of products, assisting installers, maintaining the warehouse, usage of a forklift and more. Must have a valid driver’s license, be able to communicate clearly in a warehouse environment, possess basic computer skills and be able to lift up to 50 pounds. ...
Accurately and timely pick, package and process customer orders Receive all in-bound product Put-away product into appropriate locations Perform cycle counts to ensure inventory accuracy Perform other related duties as assigned Operate equipment, including reach truck, order picker, speed cart, and dock trucks Operate radio frequency units (RF’s) Count and multiply product, accurately Phys...
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DRIVER needed for Electrical Contractor Alsip, IL; knowledgeable with electrical tools and material. Mechanically inclined a plus. Part time, days vary each week, approximately 20-30 hours a week. Fax Resume to 708-597-6584....
Description Under the supervision of Materials Management Director will demonstrate effectiveness in all facets of supply operations, to include but limited to: processing of incoming and outgoing supplies, equipment, packages, and freight; perform inventory control procedures; distribute supplies and notifying Buyer of out of stock or low quantities on hand. Is responsible for the processing and...
RUAN Regional Drivers Based in East St. Louis, IL $3000 Sign On Bonus! Earn up to $65,000 / Year Free Medical Benefits Avail. Excellent 401K Plan 11 Paid Holidays CDL-A w/1 yr. T/T Exp. Req'd 800-879-7826 www.ruan.com/jobs Dedicated to Diversity. EOE...
DRIVERS WANTED CDL MIN 2 YRS EXP No DUIs in 4 YRS 2013 Internationals 53' Reefrs, Wrk Yr Rnd 600M Rad of Central CA Paid Mileage Weekly/: Chris PH/:559-717-4744 OR https://www.dropbox.com/s/4t58ngnc4g6sfz8/app.pdf. PRINT/FILL/FAX TO/: 559-827-4072...
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...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
UPS is hiring individuals to work as part-time Package Handlers. This is a physical, fast-paced position that involves continual lifting, lowering and sliding packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. Part-time employees usually work 3 ½ - 4 hours each weekday (Monday through Friday) and typically do not work on weekends or selected holidays. Package Handlers receive ...
5000+ Miles, $8000 Sign-On Bonus & 2015 Trucks Call Now 866-459-0062! Experienced CDL A Teams, look no further. US Xpress is one of the best trucking companies for team drivers. US Xpress teams earn one of the highest CPMs – 44 to 48 (flat mileage pay) and get a $5,000-$8,000 Sign-on Bonus. Plus, our teams earn a 22 CPM monthly mileage bonus—which means your team can earn up to 70 CPM! And, if y...
Significant Pay Increase, Flat Rate + Mileage Bonus Call Now 866-520-3095! US Xpress is proud to announce a higher, flat-rate pay structure for solo OTR truck drivers. We have eliminated our sliding pay scale and increased our pay rate by an average of 13%. And, if you choose to stay out more than 30 days, you’ll receive an additional .03¢ per mile BONUS. So, experienced OTR truck drivers will e...
5000+ Miles, $8000 Sign-On Bonus & 2015 Trucks Call Now 866-459-0062! Experienced CDL A Teams, look no further. US Xpress is one of the best trucking companies for team drivers. US Xpress teams earn one of the highest CPMs – 44 to 48 (flat mileage pay) and get a $5,000-$8,000 Sign-on Bonus. Plus, our teams earn a 22 CPM monthly mileage bonus—which means your team can earn up to 70 CPM! And, if y...
5000+ Miles, $8000 Sign-On Bonus & 2015 Trucks Call Now 866-459-0062! Experienced CDL A Teams, look no further. US Xpress is one of the best trucking companies for team drivers. US Xpress teams earn one of the highest CPMs – 44 to 48 (flat mileage pay) and get a $5,000-$8,000 Sign-on Bonus. Plus, our teams earn a 22 CPM monthly mileage bonus—which means your team can earn up to 70 CPM! And, if y...
Significant Pay Increase, Flat Rate + Mileage Bonus Call Now 866-520-3095! US Xpress is proud to announce a higher, flat-rate pay structure for solo OTR truck drivers. We have eliminated our sliding pay scale and increased our pay rate by an average of 13%. And, if you choose to stay out more than 30 days, you’ll receive an additional .03¢ per mile BONUS. So, experienced OTR truck drivers will e...
Earn Great Pay - up to 40 CPM + 98% No-Touch Freight Call Now 866-481-4696! US Xpress has regional positions available for CDL Truck Drivers. Get Home on the Weekends and Earn up to 40 CPM. Plus, drive late model equipment while hauling 98% No-Touch Freight. And when you drive for US Xpress, you can be confident that you’ll earn great pay and drive some of the best equipment on the road. US Xpre...
Significant Pay Increase, Flat Rate + Mileage Bonus Call Now 866-520-3095! US Xpress is proud to announce a higher, flat-rate pay structure for solo OTR truck drivers. We have eliminated our sliding pay scale and increased our pay rate by an average of 13%. And, if you choose to stay out more than 30 days, you’ll receive an additional .03¢ per mile BONUS. So, experienced OTR truck drivers will e...
Significant Pay Increase, Flat Rate + Mileage Bonus Call Now 866-520-3095! US Xpress is proud to announce a higher, flat-rate pay structure for solo OTR truck drivers. We have eliminated our sliding pay scale and increased our pay rate by an average of 13%. And, if you choose to stay out more than 30 days, you’ll receive an additional .03¢ per mile BONUS. So, experienced OTR truck drivers will e...

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