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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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DCSI is seeking qualified Fuels Distribution System Operators (FDSOs) with 3 years' experience in performing fuels systems operations: inspect, receipt, storage, handling, inventory, accounting, and issue of petroleum and cryogenics products and demineralized water. Applicant must possess Commercial Driver's License (CDL-B) with Tanker, Hazardous Material and Air Brake Endorsements. Applicant must...
We offer: $2,000 Sign on Bonus Average Annual earnings $56,000 Raise in 6 months, 1 year, and 2 years All freight is round trip returning to Minooka. Runs are to IL, WI, MI, IN, KS, NE, TN, OH All loads require driver to tailgate palletized freight Driver Assist CDL Class A 23 Years of Age Experienced Drivers with 12 months verifiable tractor trailer experience within the last 36 months (dry van/r...
Now interviewing candidates with warehouse and forklift experience to train as an assistant batch maker with this well established company in Harahan. Qualified candidates will: have a stable work history be dependable be able to lift 50 pounds have experience working in a warehouse environment. Experience as a batch maker is a plus, but not required be ready work! be able to pass a background che...
Freight Coordinator: Preferred experience in logistics including domestic freight inbound/outbound procedures/costing; individual will coordinate inter-company transportation trucking options including tankers, rail cars, reefers, dry vans, and LTL; Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be able to work independently, and be computer literate; Mail resume with salary requirem...
Corporate Sales Manager Deliver full development, implementation and compliance with Harlow’s Corporate Sales Strategy, policy and processes Ensure accurate and detailed communication and reporting of activity via regular reporting and CRM Seek opportunities to develop and share best practice across salespeople within the network Ensure consistency of approach between individual salespeople & cust...
Caliber Collision - Estimator, Body Tech, Painter, Helper, Detailer (Los Angeles, Inland Empire, South Bay, Westside and Valley Regions) compensation: DOE Caliber Collision didn't get to be the nation's largest collision repair company by accident. It's taken an unyielding commitment to be the collision repair center of choice in every community we serve - a vision that began when our company was...
SUMMARY: The Tool and Die Maker must be able to run all tool room machinery. They must also be able to do extensive die maintenance and upgrade tooling of all sorts. The Tool and Die Maker must be able to work with others on trouble shooting production concerns. The Tool and Die Maker must also be able to build new tooling such as dies, fixtures, gages, etc. REQUIREMENTS: Education: The minimum le...
Inventory Control & Internet Inventory Specialist: Sam Boswell Honda – We are a 17 year old, family-owned company representing one of the world’s most highly rated automotive products. We are seeking an individual to join our team as an inventory control & internet inventory specialist. This is a full-time, key position supporting positive workflow between the accounting and sales teams. This indi...
We are looking to hire a Chassis Tech for a local company.This is a first shift position, Monday through Friday. The pay is $13.00/hr. Job Description: ASE certified truck technician. Able to lead and assist 2 department technicians. Good communication skills working with customers. Capable of completing service work orders. Capable of completing Spartan and Freightliner warranty authorizations an...
What Separates the Good from the Great at Ace Industries: Determination, competitive drive, eagerness to learn, strong desire to provide exceptional customer experiences, constant preparation for future leadership, and hunger to make an immediate impact on a solid growing company. Job Description – Responsibilities/Activities including, but not limited to: Assist and report directly to Warehouse O...
Need reliable driver to make parts deliveries around CC area. Must own 1/2-ton truck and lift 100lbs. F/T, M-F, start ASAP. $2,900/mo + pfsc. Please call 214-489-3017....
Busy Warehouse has a Full Time, Temp to Perm Opportunity available for a Shipping and Receiving Clerk with a minimum of 2 years experience. Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5:30pm, Friday 8:30am-5pm. Starting salary $12/hr. Benefits available for Permanent employees. To Apply: Send resume directly by emailing to ***** OR Fax to 516-781-6191 Attn: Patrick Stryker....
. We have a Direct Hire Purchasing Manager Job in Rochester, New York. You will have the opportunity to use your Bachelors Degree in Business or a related field and your manufacturing industry knowledge to join a fast growing manufacturing company. You will plan, organize, and supervise all purchasing functions for the company in compliance with company programs and requirements. The Manager will...
Lou Bachrodt Chevrolet is looking for an individual who is interested in working for an automotive dealership with excellent growth potential and a generous bonus structure. We're looking for a smart, ambitious, and experienced Business Development Manager to motivate and guide a team of representative. Individuals up for the challenge, apply today! Automotive experience is helpful but not require...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
Job Purpose: Fills inventory requests by receiving and dispensing supplies. Duties: * Receives merchandise by unloading vehicles; checking merchandise for damage; verifying freight bill. * Fills orders by identifying items requested; pulling items from stock; packing and labeling items; noting back orders; verifying completeness. * Prepares orders for carrier service by packing and labeling mercha...
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,700 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes over 890 f...
You only miss 100% of the shots you do not take! It’s time for you to get more from life! Our carriers are hiring Class A CDL drivers with as little as 3 months OTR recent driving experience. All you need is a decent driving record and background history. Yes!! You heard that right! As little as 3 months OTR experience! Of course, the more experience you have, the more you get paid! Our carriers a...
Assist the Service Manager in the operations of the Service Center by writing up repair orders advising customer of automotive service needs distributing work to the staff accurately maintaining records supporting promotional activities monitoring inventory complying with safety and environmental programs and practices and any other duties as assigned. assist in customer service in the handling of...
Assist the Service Manager in the operations of the Service Center by writing up repair orders advising customer of automotive service needs distributing work to the staff accurately maintaining records supporting promotional activities monitoring inventory complying with safety and environmental programs and practices and any other duties as assigned. assist in customer service in the handling of...
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