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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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Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, and terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural ga...
Advantage Tank Lines -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Advantage Tank Lines, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come jo...
DistTech -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life DistTech, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in Calumet CIty, IL Company Driver Dedicated Account Regional Runs Home Weekends Class A-CDL + Tank + Hazmat 60CPM + $20/Stop, $2500 Bi-Weekly Minimum Guarantee Assigned Tractor DistTech, Inc is an established leader...
Jack B Kelley -- Drive and Thrive -- Professional Driving that Fits Your Life Jack B Kelley, a highway subsidiary of the Kenan Advantage Group, is now seeking Class A CDL Truck Drivers in your area. We know tank truck drivers are an elite group of Professionals. The KAG companies believe that safe, qualified drivers are the most important part of our overall team operation. Come join our great f...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
***NOW HIRING OWNER OPERATORS, SMALL FLEETS AND COMPANY DRIVERS*** Hiring locations include Chattanooga, TN., Atlanta, GA., Nashville, TN., and St. Louis, MO. Lipsey Trucking, LLC is looking for professional Class A Drivers. We offer an excellent pay package, benefits, and regular home-time to Drivers with a clean safety history. To learn more about this great career opportunity give us a call a...
***NOW HIRING OWNER OPERATORS, SMALL FLEETS AND COMPANY DRIVERS*** Hiring locations include Chattanooga, TN., Atlanta, GA., Nashville, TN., and St. Louis, MO. Lipsey Trucking, LLC is looking for professional Class A Drivers. We offer an excellent pay package, benefits, and regular home-time to Drivers with a clean safety history. To learn more about this great career opportunity give us a call a...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
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Job Purpose: Overseeing warehouse by directing receiving, warehousing, and distribution services; supervising staff. Duties: * Maintains receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing program, operational, and personnel policies and procedures. * Safeguards warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and p...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
OPEN INTERVIEWS! Recruit and Driver Positions Available to Transport Railroad Crews in King of Prussia, Bensalem, and Norristown, PA and Trenton, NJ! Full and Part Time Positions Available on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts! Holiday Inn 3327 Street Road Bensalem, PA 19020 Tues., 10/28 - 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Those interested must have a valid driver’s license; have at least 7 years of driving experience;...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
RAILCAR LOADER/UNLOADER Basic purpose of position: Perform the essential functions required to prepare the vehicles for unloading and/or securing the railcar for movement upon completion of loading. The process requires the use of an adjustable loading ramp, driving various types of vehicles onto or off of the railcars in a safe and quality manner meeting all requirements of our customer. Skill...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
Description United Rentals, the largest equipment rental company in the world, is offering an excellent opportunity for a CDL-A Driver ready to grow their career with the leading company in the industry. To continue our company's tremendous success and unparalleled growth, we are searching for qualified and ambitious individuals to assist in helping to meet the equipment needs of customers by del...
Award-winning safety record, great time off options, higher pay. Call Us Today! 1-866-880-1693 ü Pay for up to 10 years of verified experience ü Practical mileage pay ü Regularly scheduled pay increases ü Detention pay after 1 hour ü APU’s and Elogs in all OTR trucks ü Home EVERY WEEKEND available in many areas ü Full benefits Opportunities include: National OTR – Regional - Local Compa...
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...

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