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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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Part-Time Buyer Job in Overland Park, KS Contract Job We are searching to hire a Part-Time Buyer for a 6-month contract position. The company is a billion dollar company and the Logistics and Supply Chain division is quickly growing. Due to the quick growth of this division there is a need for Buyers for a 6-month contract position. There is a possibility that permanent employment will be availab...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Truck Driving Job With CDL Training Provided! No experience needed! - We'll provide you with a complete CDL training program at a top-notch truck driving school. PAM Transport Offers: Earn up to $40,000 1st Year! $1,200 Sign-On Bonus! No upfront CDL training costs! No experience needed! No credit checks! We're currently hiring new truck drivers and providing a full truck driver training co...
Job Overview Primary Purpose and Essential Functions: To maximize the efficiency of the maintenance work force and ensure cost effective utilization of the maintenance facility. (Large terminal 50+ shop personnel, Medium terminal 25-49 shop personnel, Small terminal 10-24 shop personnel) A Terminal Service Leader may be promoted to an Area Service Leader if they are leading a minimum of 1 additi...
UPS Freight is hiring individuals to work as Full-Time City Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer and the daily pick up and delivery of freight from numerous commercial and residential customers on a given route. City Drivers must pass a DOT physical and successfully pass a road test. Qualified applicants must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with Haz-Ma...
Title Estimating II Department Sales Reports to Estimating/Sales Manager Summary Estimate cost of potential manufacturing production work. Develop long term relationships with internal/external customers and suppliers. Manage small to medium projects from inception to completion The Estimator is responsible for evaluating and preparing requests for quotes, type of material, laying out yiel...
DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER (Class A) Job Code: SERBEL0114 2 YRS Experience and good driving record required. LOCATION: Beloit, WI GENERAL PURPOSE: Operates tractor/trailer in accordance with Department of Transportation in US or National/Provincial guidelines in Canada, as well as all Company guidelines in order to deliver products to dealer locations as scheduled. May assist with unloading trucks ...
POSITION SUMMARY: Under general direction of the Department Manager/Buyer, responsible for providing support to the Buyer in order to achieve service level and inventory objectives. PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with Suppliers, Buyers, NRC Associates, Corporate Associates and Distribution Centers. Responsible for transactions such as processing orders, accessing previous o...
CHS has an exciting opportunity in our Automated Fuels Distribution Division. We are looking for aTruck Driver/Delivery Specialistto transport loads of Petroleum - Diesel and Gas from Surrounding Terminals to end users. You must have a good work ethic with professional communications skills. You will: Pick up and deliver product to customers in a safe, timely, and professional manner. Provide e...
DRIVER Join a stable, growing company with good pay and benefits! The primary function is to operate (drive) equipment in a safe and productive manner to service commercial and residential customers. SPECIFIC DUTIES: · Operate trucks often equipped with hydraulic lifting devices to collect containers of garbage and trash and transport loads to disposal sites. · Operate and maintain the equipm...
Driver Positions At Durham School Services, everything we do is graded on the performance of our front line—our drivers. We heavily invest resources in driver recruitment and training because good drivers are so hard to find. We expect all drivers to meet stringent selection criteria, which includes drug testing, background checks and an extensive interview process. The search for the right driv...
DELIVERY TRUCK DRIVER (Class A) Job Code: SERMOR03501 2 YRS Experience and good driving record required. LOCATION: Moreno Valley, CA GENERAL PURPOSE: Operates tractor/trailer in accordance with Department of Transportation in US or National/Provincial guidelines in Canada, as well as all Company guidelines in order to deliver products to dealer locations as scheduled. May assist with unloading...
Description: The Transportation Specialist is responsible for conducting daily vehicle inspections and providing professional, safe and timely transportation of clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical facilities. Primary Responsibilities: Conducts daily vehicle inspections Picks up and transport clients and staff members to and from their homes and various medical...
Description: Position Description: Working in Operations at UnitedHealth Group is one of the toughest and most fulfilling ways to help people, including yourself. We offer the latest tools, most intensive training program in the industry and nearly limitless opportunities for advancement. Join us and start doing your life's best work. If it sounds too good to be true, consider this: Throug...
Description: UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) As a Chief of Staff you will respond to req...
Description: UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) As a Chief of Staff you will respond to req...
Description: The Transportation Coordinator is responsible for coordinating transport activity within an assigned metro area. This position is also responsible for ensuring high member and clinic satisfaction through efficient coordination of pick-up and return schedules. Position responsibilities include monitoring driver locations, mileage, city conditions, vehicle status, patient locations, cl...
Our Delivery Drivers utilize Company vehicles to deliver product to retail accounts based on established assigned routes. Local Columbus driving. Typical Duties ● Complete delivery route as sequenced within time constraints. ● Rotate and merchandise all Company product in retail accounts. Place promotional materials in retail accounts as directed. ● Accurately calculate amount due and collect ...
CHS, the Nation’s largest co-op refiner, wholesaler and reseller of Energy products with more than three decades of experience linking producers with consumers has a great opportunity for you! CHS Transportation is looking for aDriverin the Junction City, WI and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You Will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hau...

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