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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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Follow the Leader in the Home Healthcare Industry! Let us be Your Road to Success Rotech is seeking dedicated a Patient Service Technician-Local Delivery Driver who wants to be part of a company who makes a difference in patient’s lives. We are looking for a self-motivated, energetic, and caring individual who will perform deliveries, provide services and ensure patients understand instructions ...
Kmart, a member of the Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) family of companies, is a mass merchandising retailer that offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands and labels such as Craftsman, Kenmore, DieHard, Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Country Living. We operate over 1,300 Kmart stores across 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands....
Description Position Summary: Penske Logistics is looking for qualified CDL A truck drivers to become part of an excellent team. This is a great opportunity to continue your career with one of the nation’s largest logistics companies. This is a touch Freight position Route/Activity – Drivers are responsible for delivering product to customers Complete vendor backhauls as directed. Driver is res...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 Company, is a worldwide supplier of tools, power tools & accessories, hardware and security solutions for professional, industrial and consumer use. Stanley Black & Decker is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace, with a rich history of significant accomplishments and achievements for over 150 years. Stanley Black & Decker is recognized for innovation, qual...
CDL - Class A Local Truck Drivers Mr. Bult's Inc. Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN and Brooklyn Park, MN CDL CLASS A LOCAL DRIVERS Mr. Bult’s is looking for CDL Truck drivers in the Minneapolis, MN; St. Paul, MN and Brooklyn Park, MN Areas. Mr. Bult’s Inc. is the nation’s largest semi-truck waste transportation company; hauling trash for companies like Republic, Waste Management, and Advanced Di...
Make your move. Achieve more. XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) is a company that thinks big and acts fast. We're a passionate provider of transportation logistics services, and one of the fastest-growing companies of our kind in North America. We're bringing a lot of qualified people on board to share in our growth. XPO people are in the middle of the action every day, making the connections that...
Job ID: 36062 Position Description: Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean ...
COMPANY DESCRIPTION Alside represents over six decades of inspired innovation. Founded in 1947, Alside is a leading manufacturer of vinyl siding and accessories, vinyl windows and patio doors, and fencing and railing products for the residential and commercial remodeling and new construction markets. With headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Alside has over 3000 employees in its seven manufactu...
Stanley Black & Decker, an S&P 500 company, is a diversified global provider of hand tools, power tools and related accessories, mechanical access solutions and electronic security solutions, engineered fastening systems, and more. With over $10.2B in global sales, Stanley is viewed as a world leader in the marketplace. We currently have an opening for a dynamic individual to join our team as an I...
Company Confidential East Brunswick, NJ
Class A CDL Driver Position Summary: Generally expected to work as a valued member of the fleet team. This job will primarily consist of local and OTR vehicle operation for delivery, pickup of products delivered to our customers. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned: · Perform before, during and after operation user maintenance of vehicle. ·...
Babcock Hall Dairy Plant Full Time Project Position Operate a truck (less than 26,000 lb. gross weight), load and unload the truck, and move stock between storage rooms and the production plant. Enter orders, print off sales orders/invoices using Quickbooks. This position will also assist with the manufacture of all products made at the Babcock Hall dairy plant as well as clean processing equipm...
Job Description TransForce Drivers are Respected Professionals; Safe, Reliable, and Profitable. CLASS A CAREER OPPORTUNITY IN THE WARREN, PA. AREA $18.00 PER HOUR / AVG. 45 to 55 HOURS PER WEEK / LOCAL / HOME DAILY MON. thru FRI. / TOUCH FREIGHT A flex position for 90-180 days running local deliveries of empty drums. Start times may vary depending upon routes and number of deliveries per day....
Professional Transportation, Inc. is looking for van drivers to help transport railroad crew members in your area. No CDL is required! We are looking for safe, dedicated, customer service oriented, dependable people who want to work either full or part time. We are a growing company whose business is increasing with first, second, and third shifts available. We operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a wee...
Company: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC Division: IP & S - Field Service Location: TX - Conroe Req ID: 130030 Position Title: Driver - Conroe, TX Experience Level: Entry Level Education Required: High School Diploma Travel Required: Yes Company Description: Evoqua Water Technologies LLC is a leader in water and wastewater treatment products, systems and services for industrial and municipa...
CHS / Grainland Coophas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high clearance s...
We're expanding our operation rapidly and are looking for the best of the best. Applicants must have high energy, be highly motivated, and very positive individuals. Responsibilities include daily pick up and delivery of coffee and other assorted beverages customers in and around the Greater San Francisco Bay area. You must be able to solve problems, meet customer's needs, and deliver a stellar le...
Overview: Agfa Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a Warehouse Representative to join our team. Agfa Graphics, is a world leader in prepress solutions for the commercial, newspaper and packaging printing industries. In addition, we are quickly expanding our assortment for the fast-growing market of industrial inkjet printing with the development of state-of-the-art printers and inks for ...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin theRosemount, MNand surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. Position is dispatched out of our Rosemount, MN location. You ...
Job Description: Driver/Warehouse Expectations: Do jobs inherent of driver/warehouse person, such as: driving, shipping, receiving, loading andunloading materials from suppliers and customers. Keep professional attitude at all times. Be cooperative and polite to fellow employees,customers and suppliers. Be to work on time everyday as required. Pay attention and learn the job as explained and ...
CHS / Eastern Farmershas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver in Garretson SD.Your primary role from March through fall will be as aCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and off...

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