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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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About the Opportunity A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company is currently seeking a new Purchasing Agent for a promising position with their growing staff. In this role, the Purchasing Agent will be responsible for procuring both direct and indirect materials for the company. Company Description Pharmaceutical Company Job Description The Purchasing Agent will be responsible for: Establish...
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MARINE LOGISTICS MANAGER Houma Marine Company is currently seeking a logistics manager. Responsibilities include but not limited to directing and managing the daily activities of its fleet of vessels and providing team members with daily updates. Must be able to work well under pressure,make knowledgeable decisions quickly and enjoy working in a fast paced environ- ment. Exper...
Job ID ECRS-00000572 Emerson Company ClosetMaid Country United States State/Province Pennsylvania City Belle Vernon Publish Start Date Nov 10 2014 Job Level Supervisor / Manager Job Description Title:Warehouse Supervisor Business Platform: Commercial and Residential Storage Solutions Business Unit:ClosetMaid Location: Belle Vernon, PA Job Description ClosetMaid, a division of Emerson ...
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For 40 years Crestron has been the world's leading manufacturer of advanced commercial control systems and home automation systems, innovating technology to simplify and enhance modern lifestyles and businesses. Position Description: Crestron is the world's leading manufacturer of advanced control and automation systems, innovating technology and reinventing the way people live and work. Offerin...
City: Eagle State: Idaho Postal/Zip Code: 83616 Idaho Concrete, is a member of the Oldcastle Materials Mountain West Division; Our purpose, commitment to the future, and formula for growth is to champion the safety, empowerment, and development of our employees. We strive to be The Preferred Source of quality sand, rock, landscape products, ready-mixed concrete, asphalt, paving and construction...
City: Fort Lauderdale State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33315 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acqu...
City: Odessa State: Florida Postal/Zip Code: 33556 Preferred Materials, Inc. (part of Oldcastle Materials Southern Group of Companies) is a leading supplier of ready mix concrete, concrete block, rebar and building materials in the state of Florida, providing the highest product quality and service in the construction industry. With headquarters in Bonita Springs, Florida, and operations in fiv...
City: East Wenatchee State: Washington Postal/Zip Code: 98802 Central Washington Concrete, a member of the Oldcastle Materials Northwest Division family, values a culture of growth, development, and internal promotion. We are a dynamic, growth-oriented, national aggregate, asphalt, concrete, and construction family of companies. For over 80 years, we have worked to be the preferred source of qu...
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City: Santa Rosa State: California Postal/Zip Code: 95407 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquis...
City: Des Moines State: Iowa Postal/Zip Code: 50313 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisitions...
City: Merrillville State: Indiana Postal/Zip Code: 46410 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisi...
City: Asheboro State: North Carolina Postal/Zip Code: 27317 Based in Greensboro, North Carolina, Thompson-Arthur Paving and Construction, an Oldcastle Materials Company, is a leading provider of high-quality asphalt paving services. In addition to paving services, we provide stone base construction, bridge construction, curb and gutter construction, site utilities, complete site development and...
City: Berkeley State: California Postal/Zip Code: 94710 Allied Building Products, a division of Oldcastle, is a national independent distributor specializing in commercial & residential exterior and interior building materials with over 200 locations from Hawaii to Boston. The company was founded in 1950 as a small family-operated business focusing on the metro NY/NJ region and through acquisit...
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