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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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Bus drivers needed- Part-time and some Full-time positions. Various shifts available. Local company with motor coaches and charter buses. Must have a Class B license with Passenger Endorsement, Air Brake endorsement a plus. Must have 2 years verifiable passenger experience minimum. Will be required to pass a DOT Physical, Drug Screen and have good driving and police records. We need drivers with g...
This is a continuous recruitment, we are always looking for candidates based upon the qualifications below: This position will drive commercial trucks which could include, dump trucks, water trucks or comparable vehicles. Job Responsibilities include: • Observes and operates within applicable traffic laws. • Pulls levers or turns crank to tilt body and dump contents. • Inspects truck equipment and...
LOOKING FOR A HEAVY DUTY TOW TRUCK DRIVER. MUST HAVE A CLEAN MVR AND SUBMIT TO A DRUG TEST. APPLY IN PERSON AT: AUTO MEDICS 13751 SOUTHWEST HIGHWAY ORLAND PARK, IL 60462...
Procurement Coordinator: ASK Chemicals is one of the world’s largest providers of comprehensive solutions and tailored consulting services in the castings industry. Formed by some of the most influential and respected brands in the castings world (Ashland Castings Solutions, Süd-Chemie Foundry Products and Specialty Resins, as well as Ashland-Südchemie-Kernfest), ASK Chemicals was designed to deli...
We are searching for experienced CDL/CDL Permit with Passenger endorsement Driver Professionals who are interested in PARA TRANSIT operations as well as those interested in launching a DRIVING CAREER with MV TRANSPORTATION. The Paratransit Vehicle Operator is responsible for safely operating a van-type vehicle. The primary objective of the Driver is providing safe, reliable, and efficient public t...
Forklift Openings Available Immediately! Randstad is currently recruiting for immediate temp-hire Forklift openings in Middletown, PA. 3rd Shift-12:00 AM (midnight)-8:30 AM 3rd Shift-4:00 AM-12:30 PM 1st Shift-10:00 AM-6:30 PM 2nd Shift-12:00 PM (noon)-8:30 PM Talent will be working in large distribution center. Talent will be bending, standing, and stooping. Talent must be able to lift up to 50 l...
MOBI Wireless Logistics is expanding! We have Full-Time and Part-Time positions available. Please see if this sounds like the perfect position for you: THE COMPANY MOBI is a young and aggressively growing private company. MOBI combines the power of service-minded people and user-friendly technology to help companies better optimize, troubleshoot, and effectively manage multi-carrier wireless progr...
Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of the LTL/ Transportation Industry Managed Drivers and Dock Workers Manages a Sales staff Has been responsible for developing and following a budget Service Center Managers are responsible for the organization, staffing, enforcement and accomplishment of all Service Center activities in an efficient and economical manner consistent with Corporate’s objectives Add...
When you choose Toll Brothers, you enjoy all the special advantages offered by "America's Luxury Home Builder™." Build Your Career with an Industry Leader Position: Purchasing Manager Location: Horsham, Pennsylvania Join the 2014 Builder of the Year! Toll Brothers Inc., America's Leading Luxury Home Builder, seeks a Purchasing Manager to oversee vendor and subcontractor relations and management of...
Randstad in partnership with the leading healthcare provider in Akron, Ohio has immediate openings for box truck drivers on second and third shift 40 hours a week working every other weekend and every other holiday. We are looking for individuals with: - High standards of behavior to work in a team oriented environment that is fast paced - Ability to sit, stand, or walk extensively - Individuals w...
Abacus Staffing is adding talent to our local team. We are seeking an individual with staffing/supervisory industry experience. Core responsibilities will include: processing client requisitions, scheduling workforce, extensive client relationship. Excellent opportunity for growth. For immediate consideration submit your resume and salary requirements. Qualified candidates will be contacted for an...
Summary: Plan, direct, or coordinate activities. Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in human resources or a related field. Five to seven years relevant experience with previous project management experience required. Skills and Competencies: Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently and manage o...
Are you looking to join a dynamic, successful high growth company that really cares about its employees? Will you be the next member of our incredible team? Evriholder Products, LLC is a consumer products manufacturer with over 20-year history of growth and innovation. Our products are sold nationwide at retail stores, such as Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond, supermarkets, Lowe’s and many more. We are...
Position fills in for delivery drivers who are not available for their shifts (due to vacation, illness, etc.). Routes for the relief driver typically change day to day. Position delivers products to stores on an established or contingency route or via dynamic dispatch to customers including convenience and gas stores, small supermarkets, drug stores, across a wide variety of weather conditions. D...
Equal Opportunity Employer: Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran Job Summary Manages collection routes and driver/laborer performance on a daily basis. Essential Duties and Responsibilities To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties satisfactorily. Other minor duties may be assigned and may vary by location. Organizes and schedules all necessary reso...
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Develop to become competent with reviewing drawings and specifications and preparing detailed estimates, including assigning material and labor values to take-off under guidance of others. Assist with preparing quantity take-offs of electrical and low voltage systems. Acquire vendor pricing on specialty materials, equipment and systems. Prepare,...
GENCO has an immediate openings for Operation Supervisors to work at our facility located in Memphis, TN. This facility is approximately 400,000 square foot building with up to 50 teammates. The Supervisor is responsible for: Supervising up to 40 teammates Ensuring/reinforcing the GENCO teammate culture is being fostered in the facility Assuring attainment of facility production and quality object...
At Sysco we understand that building a great company is just like creating a great product - you must have all the right ingredients. For us, those ingredients are the cultures, backgrounds, ideas, and experiences behind our diverse workforce that embodies Sysco. Sysco is the global leader in selling, marketing and distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare and educational facilities, l...
Enterprise Rent-A-Car is the largest and fastest growing privately owned automotive rental and leasing company in the U.S. With over 7,000 branch offices worldwide, Enterprise ranks #1 in the Insurance Replacement Market with yearly revenues of over $10 billion. The Service Agent cleans vehicles inside and out (vehicles may be cleaned by hand or by operating washing equipment). The Service Agent a...
Stone Mart, one of the largest stone distributing company’s in central Ohio, Hilliard area, is seeking an experienced Warehouse Associate. Hours needing to be filled are 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM with a minimum 40 hour work week. Some Saturdays may be required. The qualified candidate will have experience in the following areas: · Sit down forklifts, proper certification is not necessary but an advantage...
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