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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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Company Profile: Diakon Logistics is one of the largest home delivery, logistics and warehousing companies in the U.S. Since beginning operations in 1991, we have grown into a national company with over 300 trucks operating in 24 locations throughout the United States. We are proud to serve some of the largest and most well-known retailers in the country. Diakon Logistics specializes in providing...
Job ID: 6921 Position Description: Driver – Messenger Have you ever seen an armored truck, and thought about the importance of the team that is responsible for the truck and its contents? It requires a special person to be able serve on an armored vehicle crew, delivering and picking up valuables at customer locations and ensuring smooth customer transactions. The messenger and driver positions re...
Our highly respected client desires an experienced Vice President of Procurement & Supply Chain for their Ashland/Mansfield, Ohio area location. For the motivated person, this position is an excellent opportunity for career development and possible future advancement at a corporate level. This is a full time position that offers a competitive salary, performance bonus and other outstanding benefit...
Qualifications: Five to Eight years experieince in planning / scheduling in the oil and gas industry using MS Project. Advanced knowledge of scheduling and project control principles required. Strong skills in Microsoft Office applications - Excel, Word, Power Point, Project and Project Server. Excellent interpersonal, communication and team skills. Strong analytical skills and a passion for proce...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
CSA Compliance Director Job Summary: Primary function is to provide leadership and safety and compliance direction to motor carrier with an emphasis on CSA related issues and solutions. Responsible for facilitating and establishing such means to achieve overall goals with Safety as a priority. Reports to the Safety Director. Offer subject matter expertise in DOT/CSA Program under FMCSA Develop and...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Driver/Medical Assistant Full-time Scott City, KS Shared Medical Services is looking for a Class A CDL Driver to operate a dedicated route that is based in Scott City, KS SMS offers medical imaging services to local communities that otherwise would not have access to this state-of-the art equipment. The position available is Full-time and is not OTR. Also, we offer medical assistant training so yo...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Job Summary: At Con-way, our driver job is not just behind the wheel. If you are looking to drive our business and not just our trucks, Con-way could be a good fit for you. Our drivers not only deliver freight and final goods to our service centers and customers' businesses safely, efficiently and free from damage, but they are also involved in unloading and distributing the freight as well. A Con...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
JOB PURPOSE: Perform the daily functions of the warehouse; maintain the organization of company tools, equipment, inventory, project materials and vehicles along with providing delivery support. REPORTS TO: Manager of Administration Services ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs material deliveries and pickups as needed. Responsible for communicating status policies and procedures relating to the w...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Other Possible Location: N/A Job Schedule: N/A Job Shift: Standard Business Hours Pay: N/A Travel: Occasional 6-15% Relocation: N/A Job Summary Manages collection routes and driver/laborer performance on a daily basis in single or multiple line of businesses: Residential, Commercial, Roll-Off, Port-o-let, Tractor Trailer, HCS, and Bags...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
Experienced CDL A Truck Drivers-Guaranteed Pay Earn $12,000 in 90 Days-Guaranteed & Home Wkly Call 844-303-9787 Great new opportunity for CDL A truck drivers with 1 year or more of experience. Dartco will guarantee you earn $12,000 or more in just 90 days driving our Midwest Regional Route (as long as you meet our activity requirements – you are available to run). And, you will get home every week...
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