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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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Experienced Drivers needed! Great Benefits! - Local and out of state vehicle operations involving positioning and moving trucks and trailers on and between facilities. - Operate trucks over 4 tons to facilitate shipping and receiving operations. - Operate trucks for the delivery, pickup, and relocation of products. - Perform user maintenance on trucks before, during, and after operation and pr...
JOB SUMMARY Local and out of state vehicle operations involving positioning and moving trucks and trailers on and between facilities. - Operate trucks over 4 tons to facilitate shipping and receiving operations. - Operate trucks for the delivery, pickup, and relocation of products. - Perform user maintenance on trucks before, during, and after operation and provide required reports. - Provide...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
MBM Continues to Grow in OKC and has Several Class-A Delivery Driver Openings! $66-90,000 avg. annual earnings! Only Out 3-4 Nights per Week! Generous Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation, and more! MBM services national chain restaurants. Drivers make multi-stops on their routes and will UNLOAD FREIGHT at each customer stop. Current Class-A CDL, at least 21 yea...
Linn Star Transfer, Inc. a Third Party Logistics Company has been providing warehousing, delivery, and installation of household appliances and furnishings for more than 20 years. We are currently accepting applications for Home Delivery Helpers. As a Home Delivery Helper you will be responsible for: Assisting in the delivery and installation of household appliances per company policy and to stat...
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 Co...
MISSION PETROLEUM CARRIERS, INC. HAS IMMEDIATE OPENINGS FOR CRUDE TANKERS HOME DAILY! Carrizo Springs, Corpus Christi, Cotulla, Gonzales, Helena, Pettus, Three Rivers & MORE! Earnings potential $80,000.00 plus annually. Previous Tanker / Crude Oil experience not required. Class A CDL with "X" endorsement is required. Minimum Driving Requirements are as follows: • one (1) year of verifiable ...
Position Summary A Residential Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a Residential Driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ens...
Position Summary A Residential Lead Driver Class B CDL is responsible for overseeing a group of drivers to ensure complete route coverage, prompt and courteous customer service and also safely operates a front, rear or side-loading truck to provide complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, the Residential Lead Driver Class B CDL is responsible fo...
Position Summary A Commercial Driver is responsible for safely operating a front-, side-, or rear-loading truck, and providing prompt, courteous and complete waste removal services for customers who reside on a designated route. In addition, a driver is responsible for ensuring his or her vehicle is in compliance with the Company’s safety standards prior to operating the vehicle, ensures that all...
Assistant Fleet Maintenance Coordinator Position Position Overview: Fowler Management Services, Inc. is seeking an administrative professional to coordinate processing of work orders for in-house mechanic shop that services vehicle and equipment for a large contractor operation. Ideal candidates will have superior attention to detail, organizational and computer skills. Education/Experience: H...
Company Confidential Seatac, WA, 98188
We are a 10 year old specialty food distributor in the greater Seattle area. We currently have a immediate position open for a Warehouse-Driver non-CDL. The job consists of receiving product with documents, Storing and rotating the product in its proper location, picking orders for delivery, making customer deliveries, keeping the warehouse clean, safe and organized. Good inventory control will be...
Linde is currently seeking a Bulk Driver to join the team in the Terrell, Texas area. Job Responsibilities: ▪ Safely drive Linde commercial motor vehicles exhibiting defensive driving using Smith System principles ▪ Utilize all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in all aspects of daily tasks ▪ Work in accordance with all DOT and Linde standards and policies including but not limited to Speed ...
MBM Continues to Grow in Aurora and has Several Class-A Delivery Driver Openings! $72,000 avg. 1st year ► $79,000 avg. after 1st year!! HOME WEEKLY + GENEROUS BENEFITS Regional Runs - Western States Generous Benefits Package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation, and more! MBM services national chain restaurants. Drivers make multi-stops on their routes and are REQUIRED TO UNLOAD...
Forklift Operator Up to $25 per hour, based on experience Uline – Shipping Supply Specialists "The people I work with are as passionate as I am." "I came to Uline for a job. Instead, I found a career." Uline is North America's leading distributor of shipping, packaging and industrial supplies. We're a family-owned company known for our incredible customer service and quality products. Our peo...
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...
Adecco is currently in need of HIGH NUMBERS of pick/pack associates, any reach truck experience is a plus, in the Cranbury, NJ area. This is a temporary to hire opportunity!! 1st shift (8:00am - 4:30) -2 Positions Available; Regular Pick/Pack and Pick/Pack + Computer Skills -Monday through Friday hours -Must be able to lift 30-50lbs continuously all day -This position is temporary to hire wit...
Tracking Code 20135167 Job Description Build loads for delivery. Load and unload lumber and building supplies. Operates forklift. Keeps management apprised of any delays or discrepancies. Keeps lumber yard clean, well organized and safe . Other duties assigned as necessary. Required Skills Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos; write simple corr...
Company Confidential Ocala, FL, 34475
Everyone is so worried about the economy and there “being no jobs”, while we are still growing and growing fast! We are in need of Route Drivers in the Ocala area. Successful candidates will have a great attitude and work ethic, be energetic, know the value of working for a family-owned business, and hold a true sense of pride in a job well done. Drivers are held in high regard within our company ...

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