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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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Company Confidential Morrisville, PA, 19067
DRIVER - Concrete Mixer Truck, CDL Class B required. Morrisville, PA. Start Immediately. 215-428-3560...
Company Confidential Bordentown, NJ, 08505
FLATBED TOW TRUCK DRIVER EXP'D. Call Dennis at 609-298-9200...
DELIVERY DRIVER 1-2 yrs exp, 1-2 yrs experience, Local Driver, Boynton Beach, Class B, Hazmat, Tanker, 10 speed. Seasonal Till May. Forklift experience helpful. Good work. Full Time. Call 561-738-7874...
DRIVER / WAREHOUSE MATERIAL HANDLER Local / Class A Are you looking for a local driving / warehouse position in the Elhart area? Look no further - Carefree of Colorado in Elkhart has an opening for a high energy, enthusiastic, CDL-Class A driver licensed warehouse worker. This position will be responsible for alternating duties as business needs warrant, including, but no limited to dri...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
Build your career at ConAgra Foods. At ConAgra Foods, we make great food — everyday food — in extraordinary ways, which is why we’re creating meaningful career opportunities for the best and the brightest. Whether you’re a recent graduate or an experienced professional, ConAgra Foods provides extraordinary job opportunities for growth with competitive salaries and benefits in an exciting, fast-pac...
General Summary The Category Analyst is a new position that will work very closely with our external customer, selected vendors and internal customers to synchronize and manage a variety of material inventories on a weekly basis. This position is responsible for analyzing demand trends, new product introductions, seasonal product launches, made to order and every day available items and work with...
DRESS HAUL DRIVERS Mountaire is currently recruiting Dress Haul Drivers (OTR Driving) Mountaire offers a Sign-On Bonus of up to $1,000 for all qualified drivers, competitive pay, stable work, medical, dental and vision plans and much more! To view current job openings visit: www.mountaire.com...
Whiteline Express Class A Regional Drivers Wanted * Driving job based in Champaign, IL * Start pay up to .41/mile * $2,500 Sign on bonus * Average 2400-2600 miles/week * No touch van freight hauling plastic bottles * Home 3 out of 4 weekends * Medical, Dental, Life Apply online: www.wl-express.com Whiteline Recruiter 1-888-560-9644...
Description Position Summary: The Shop Clerk is responsible for the completion of paperwork relating to the Service Department. This position will have regular interaction with customers. Major Responsibilities: -Complete repair orders, fuel analysis, and all paperwork involved in daily office procedures -Administrative functions such as typing and filing memos and letters -Recording attenda...
If you're looking for the benefits of joining an industry leader, with a high-charged, energy-filled environment, then you can stop looking, because you have found what you're looking for in the Utility Worker position at our Hertz Local Edition location. Bring your energy, drive, and motivation to Hertz, and set your goals on cruise control! The Hertz Corporation, a world leader in the car rental...
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS SHIPPING/ WAREHOUSE/ LOCAL DELIVERY PERSON We are currently looking for an individual to assist in our shipping department and to handle occasional local deliveries. Must have a CDL license and be quality and detailed orientated. Must be experienced in forklift operation or be open to training. This position offers excellent growth potential. References required. Apply...
LOCATION: ELK Grove Village POSITION: Vault Worker – Warehouse Part-Time Regular Hours Scheduled: (1:00pm – 6:00pm) M-F May be subject to change based on operations and business necessity. Essential Job Requirements: Lift at least 50 to 65 pounds on a continuous basis Use a hook that drags a minimum of 220 pounds Pull cases of yogurt and stack on pallets Push and pull pallets that are up ...
40 years of truck driver training CDL Class-A Driver/Instructor NETTTS is growing and currently hiring qualified CDL-A drivers. Must have good driving record, Min. 6 yrs. Industry experience. FT/PT positions with salary, benefits, 401k, etc. Call Jim Roddy Today at 978-397-2806 NETTTS.com <- CLICK THE IMAGE TO VIEW THE AD...
Drivers – Flatbed & Dry Box New Mileage Rate Increase for Flatbed Drivers Only! $1,000 Sign-on Bonus · Consistent Lanes · Quality Home Time · Great Benefits Company Info Since our founding in 1955, Fraley and Schilling, Inc. has grown steadily each year and we are proud to be one of the premier trucking companies located in southeast Indiana with facilities throughout the eastern half of th...
Hours: Monday - Friday - 5 AM to 3 or 5 PM - (depends on when last driver comes in) Responsible for the effective and efficient distribution of product and management of drivers within a specific territory. - Staff, train, evaluate and develop team members. - Ensure adherence to delivery standards, efficiencies and regulatory requirements. - Manages drivers' delivery schedule and hours worked....
UPS is hiring individuals to work as full-time, temporary, seasonal Package Delivery Drivers. This is a physical, fast-paced, outdoor position that involves continual lifting, lowering and carrying packages that typically weigh 25 - 35 lbs. and may weigh up to 70 lbs. A DOT physical exam is required. Package Delivery Drivers must have excellent customer contact and driving skills, including the ab...

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