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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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What makes DHL great? Our people! We know each employee’s individual contributions make us the #1 Express Delivery and Logistics Company in the world. DHL Global Forwarding is committed to maintaining an environment that empowers every team member to make the greatest possible impact on our business. Our corporate culture is about personal commitment – to our business, to each other and to our co...
Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE: SXL) is a master limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business consisting of a geographically diverse portfolio of complementary crude oil, refined products, and natural gas liquids pipelines, and terminalling and acquisition and marketing assets which are used to facilitate the purchase and sale of crude oil, refined products, and natural ga...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. About CertainTeed Through the respo...
Class A Delivery Drivers (Local – Home Daily) Job Responsibilities -Drive Class A tractor-trailer or bobtail truck to local routes in the Los Angeles area. -Maneuvering trucks into loading and unloading customer docks. -Safely unload and deliver product to retail accounts. -Perform off loading work and possible down stacking, sorting of frozen, refrigerated and dry goods. -Operate vehicle an...
Class A Delivery Drivers (Home Daily) Job Responsibilities -Drive Class A tractor-trailer or bobtail truck to deliver products to assigned accounts daily. -Safely unload and deliver product to retail accounts. -Operate vehicle and all equipment in a safe, responsible and professional manner. -Follow prescribed vehicle maintenance guidelines including making a pre-trip inspection before operat...
Access Worldwide (Customs Brokers) is seeking an Account Coordinator. This position must manage multiple assignments simultaneously, adopt the tools required to accurately establish procedures, identify and resolve issues and maintain positive relations. Primary responsibilities and duties include: • Responsible for all the day to day activities, for international and domestic freight • Trackin...
Are you a commercial driver who enjoys driving newer equipment and working for good pay and great benefits? Do you enjoy working with other highly qualified commercial drivers who have been in the business a long time and uphold the highest standards in the industry? Atech Logistics, Inc. has immediate opening for a Class A Driver. We are a third party dedicated fleet trucking company with applic...
Driver (Class A) Excellent Starting Pay Bonus Programs Local and Mileage runs pays for Stops and Mileage and Reimbursement for overnight, lodging and Current Class A CDL Required Minimum 1 year experience Excellent Benefits $20.00 to $73.00 per week employee cost for medical $4.00 to $33.00 per week employee cost for dental Vision is free to all employees enrolled in benefits 401k with ...
Class A Delivery Drivers (Local – Home Daily) Job Responsibilities -Drive Class A tractor-trailer or bobtail truck to local routes in the Denver area. -Maneuvering trucks into loading and unloading customer docks. -Safely unload and deliver product to retail accounts. -Perform off loading work and possible down stacking, sorting of frozen, refrigerated and dry goods. -Operate vehicle and all...
World leader in the habitat and construction market, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures and distributes building materials providing innovative solutions to today's challenges of growth, energy efficiency and environmental protection. With 2010 sales of €40.1 billion, Sint-Gobain operates in 64 countries and has nearly 190,000 employees. In the UK and Ireland, some of the best known and respected ...
3D Robotics is looking for a Warehouse Manager to join our team. This position directs receiving, warehousing, and distribution services, overseeing the entire warehouse operation. We are a fast-paced tech startup focused on developing flexible, open unmanned aerial vehicle technology for consumer enjoyment and commercial applications around the world. This is a unique opportunity to join a rapid...
Job Description : The Night Shift Supervisor will assist in managing the day-to-day operations of the E-Commerce Distribution Center located in Pennsylvania, carrying out supervisory responsibilities such as overseeing the productivity of his/her team of direct reports and preparing business documents for management review. Job Requirements : Deliverables: Supervise and develop associates by a...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Renewable Fuels Wholesale Marketing group for aLogistics Specialist. You must be highly motivated, entrepreneurial, innovative, and detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. You must have strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills. You will: Coordinate all inbound, outbound shipments at terminals worldwide...
CHS / Dakota Agronomy Partnershas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high c...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Global Renewable Fuels group. We are looking for aTrading Analystto conduct Global and U.S. supply and demand analysis, support of day to day operations, and analysis as required for entry into new markets in new countries. You must be a detail oriented, team player, with excellent oral and written communication skills. You must also work well under pressure, ...
CHS / Grainland Coophas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and offers mobility within CHS. You will: Apply crop protection products with a high clearance s...
CHShas an exciting opportunity in our Patron Equities department. We are looking for aPatron Equities Analystto join our growing team. You must be a detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality, accuracy and customer service. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are necessa...
CHS / Eastern Farmershas an opportunity in our Country Operations Division. We are looking for anApplicator / Driver in Garretson SD.Your primary role from March through fall will be as aCustom Applicator.You will promote the proper use of crop protection products. You must be detail oriented with excellent communication skills both verbal and written. This opportunity has growth potential and off...
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 Alexandria, MN and surrounding areas with professional communication skills and a good work ethic. You will: Follow all guidelines and regulations for hauling bu...

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