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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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POWER UP YOUR CAREER with Safelite Group Warehouse & Driving Associate Safelite® Group is a nationwide family of retail auto glass companies - the nation's leading provider of auto glass repair and replacement services. We are rapidly growing, evolving and striving to become the Natural Choice for vehicle glass repair and replacement services in the United States. We drive business performance wit...
CyrusOne is seeking a Facility Manager to our join our team of exceptional professionals. This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing company. Job Purpose: The Facility Manager is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the facility, its related services and its critical infrastructure Responsibilities: Environmental Management Manage day to day operations of a...
The Lead Facility Technician, working under the direct supervision of the Facility Manager, is responsible for proactively monitoring all data center critical infrastructure including: the building shell, power systems, cooling systems, and access control systems. The job also entails intermittent leadership of the existing data center staff, in a backup capacity as needed. Performing and overseei...
The SEASONAL Training Coordinators will be responsible for tracking all new hire training and productivity for seasonal warehouse workers. The SEASONAL Training Coordinators will assist with on-boarding responsibilities such as badge and equipment distribution, new hire orientations and safety audits. The position requires exceptional verbal and written communication skills to effectively manage a...
4 SHIFTS TO CHOOSE FROM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum of 3-5 years managing in a 3PL or other large Distribution Center Experience in a multiple shift operation Proven leadership abilities Pick/Pack experience a plus Solid PC skills including MS office Ability to work in a fast-paced environment Self-motivator Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills Abi...
The Performance Supervisor is responsible for successfully organizing and executing the daily work flow plan to ensure hourly associates obtain the daily order volume and deliver the expected customer service. Performance Supervisors are responsible for ensuring SIMOS Insourcing Solutions/customer workload specifications are met and accurate metrics of results are maintained. RESPONSIBILITIES WILL...
SIMOS Insourcing Solutions is currently seeking seasonal supervisors for a pick/pack distribution facility located in Carrollton, GA. The main purpose of the supervisor role is to coordinate and supervise the daily and weekly activities of the assigned department/shift, provide leadership, motivation, training and development of the hourly associates and leads. The seasonal supervisors will work i...
SEASONAL PERFORMANCE SUPERVISOR POSTIONS AVAILABLE MEMPHIS, TN AND OLIVE BRANCH, MS AUGUST & SEPTEMBER START DATES DAY AND NIGHT SHIFTS AVAILABLE MUST BE FLEXIBLE *SOME DAY SHIFTS MOVE TO NIGHTS BEGINNING NOV 1ST* POSITIONS END BETWEEN DECEMBER 23 AND DECEMBER 31 SUPERVISING HOURLY ASSOCIATES IN PACKING/PRE-WRAP AND GIFT WRAP DEPARTMENTS BILINGUAL A PLUS (ENGLISH/SPANISH) PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES...
Job Title: Plant Logistics Planner Requisition Number: TACOMA-3953 Interest Category: Logistics Hourly/Salary: Salary City: Tacoma State: Washington Country: United States Shift: Days Job Description: Plant Logistics Planner You’re the kind of Planner who is hands on and enjoys working with people. You excel in a fast paced environment and have the ability to deliver sustainable and superior resul...
SUMMARY Receives, stores, picks and distributes material, and products within establishments by performing the following duties. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned due to business needs or special circumstances which may require reassignment to other departments or other job duties. Reads production schedule, customer order, work order, shippi...
We are seeking an Oregon Licensed Electrician, Master Electrician or Supervising Electrician that is team-oriented, possesses great problem solving skills and has experience troubleshooting PLC's. You will execute your role within a group that embrace innovation, continuous improvement and provides educational opportunities to continuously sharpen your professional skills. Our electricians provide...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Perform Preventative Maintenance Inspections to comply with DOT regulations Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the mo...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To perform thorough inspections and related repairs on equipment owned or operated by Swift Transportation as directed by supervisor. Assist in the diagnosis and repairs of the tractor/trailer fleet Assist in the completion of all necessary tags and work orders Assist in the moving of equipment in/out of the shop and around the yard Maintains a...
The Kenan Advantage Group is North America's largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuel, chemicals, and food-grade products. KAG is the only independent fuels delivery carrier with a nationwide network, having operations in 38 states and the ability to deliver within all 48 states of the continental United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. We are currently searching...
The Kenan Advantage Group is North America's largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuel, chemicals, and food-grade products. KAG is the only independent fuels delivery carrier with a nationwide network, having operations in 38 states and the ability to deliver within all 48 states of the continental United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. We are currently searching...
The Kenan Advantage Group is North America's largest tank truck transporter and logistics provider, delivering fuel, chemicals, and food-grade products. KAG is the only independent fuels delivery carrier with a nationwide network, having operations in 38 states and the ability to deliver within all 48 states of the continental United States, as well as Canada and Mexico. We are currently searching...
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Foster and mentor all personnel on Era company’s safety culture, core values, and safety objectives; Ensure compliance with Era’s Safety Program at their perspective base locations. This includes responding to Safety Reports/Audit items and making the necessary response/correction when able; Ensure all company policies and procedures are adhered to; Oversee and respons...
SIMOS Insourcing Solutions is seeking a Performance Supervisor for a pick/pack distribution facility located in Winder, GA. The main purpose of the supervisor role is to coordinate and supervise the daily and weekly activities of the assigned shift, provide leadership, motivation, training and development of the hourly associates and leads during our peak season. The ideal candidates will have a b...
Job Description Responsibilities include picking, packing, and shipping of valves and fittings Moves product to storage areas using proper equipment, efficiently stacks, and stores the merchandise in the appropriate area according to established sequences and procedures Ensure items are stored in an orderly and accessible manner Skills/Requirements GED or High School Diploma The ability to operate...
Martin offers many benefits such as health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement plans, paid vacation, and much more. Responsibilities: Coordinate inbound/outbound molten and formed sulfur logistics for Beaumont/Tampa terminals Coordinate offshore/inland barge scheduling with Martin Marine and supplier counterparties Coordinate truck scheduling activities to meet performance obligations associ...

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